Williams Wins MVP

USC wide receiver Damian Williams was named the Trojans' Most Valuable Player at the annual awards banquet Sunday night. Look inside for a complete list of the award winners.

2009 USC Trojans Team Awards

Most Valuable Player: wide receiver Damian Williams

Most Inspirational Player: tailback Stafon Johnson

Linemen of the Year: offensive guard-center Jeff Byers (offense), defensive tackles Christian Tupou and Jurrell Casey (defense)

Special Teams Player of the Year: quarterback-wide receiver Garrett Green

Service Team Players of the Year: center Michael Reardon (offense), linebacker Marquis Simmons (defense)

Player of the Game versus Notre Dame: tight end Anthony McCoy

Player of the Game versus UCLA: tailback Allen Bradford

Jack Oakie "Rise and Shine" Award (year's biggest hit): safety Taylor Mays

Howard Jones/Football Alumni Club Academic Award (overall academic achievement): quarterback-wide receiver Garrett Green

Bob Chandler Award (underclassman with outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement and character): defensive tackle Christian Tupou

John McKay Award (underclassman with the most competitive spirit): defensive end Devon Kennard

Courage Award: safety-cornerback Josh Pinkard

Co-Lifters Award: offensive guard-center Jeff Byers, safety Will Harris, safety Taylor Mays

Team Captains: offensive guard-center Jeff Byers, safety Taylor Mays, safety-cornerback Josh Pinkard, wide receiver Damian Williams


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