USC junior defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, a 2010 All-Pac-10 first teamer who led USC in sacks and tackles for losses, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Trojan football team at the annual awards banquet Sunday (Dec. 12) at the Galen Center.
Casey, a 2-year starter, had 4.5 sacks and 11 tackles for losses in 2010 to go along with his 67 tackles. He also had 2 pass deflections, an interception and a fumble recovery. This is his second consecutive USC Defensive Lineman of the Year Award.
Senior fullback Stanley Havili won USC’s Most Inspirational Player Award and was named Co-Lifter of the Year. Junior offensive tackle Tyron Smith was presented with USC’s Offensive Lineman of the Year Award, while junior linebacker Chris Galippo won the Special Teams Player of the Year Award. Senior tailback Allen Bradford, who ran for 212 yards and scored twice (on a 73-yard run and 47-yard reception, both career longs) in the season-ending UCLA victory, won his second consecutive Player of the Game versus UCLA Award, as well as the Jack Oakie “Rise and Shine” Award for the year’s longest run.
A complete list of the 2010 awards:
Most Valuable Player: defensive tackle Jurrell Casey
Most Inspirational Player: fullback Stanley Havili
Linemen of the Year: offensive tackle Tyron Smith (offense), defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (defense)
Special Teams Player of the Year: linebacker Chris Galippo
Service Team Players of the Year: tailback D.J. Morgan (offense), defensive tackle George Uko (defense)
Player of the Game versus UCLA: tailback Allen Bradford
Jack Oakie “Rise and Shine” Award (year’s longest run): tailback Allen Bradford
Howard Jones/Football Alumni Club Academic Award (overall academic achievement): linebacker Augusto Alonso
Bob Chandler Award (underclassman with outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement and character): wide receiver Robert Woods
John McKay Award (underclassman with the most competitive spirit): wide receiver Robert Woods
Joe Collins Walk-on Award: safety Tony Burnett
Courage Award: defensive tackle Christian Tupou
Co-Lifters Award: defensive tackle Christian Tupou, fullback Stanley Havili
Team Captains: quarterback Matt Barkley, fullback Stanley Havili, linebackers Michael Morgan and Malcolm Smith, cornerback Shareece Wright