Football Announces Spring Award Winners

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Tight end Dolapo Macarthy was named the offense's most improved player.
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Tight end Dolapo Macarthy was named the offense's most improved player.
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April 11, 2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Head coach Darrell Hazell announced the winners of the awards following the final practice of the spring.

Tight end Dolapo Macarthy was named the Most Improved for the offense and lineman Jake Replogle for the defense. Wide receiver Dan Monteroso and defensive tackle Ra'Zahn Howard where named the Newcomer Award winners after participating in their first spring season. The Pit Bull Award, given to the players that exemplify and sustain tenacity and intense play throughout the spring, went to wide receiver Danny Anthrop for the offense and cornerback Frankie Williams for the defense. The Hammer Award, given to the top hitter on the defense, was present to safety Robert Gregory.

Most Improved Award
Year - Offense, Defense
19970 - John Reeves, Lee Johnson
1998 - Brandon Gorin, Tim Upshur
1999 - Vinny Sutherland, Cornell Middlebrook
2000 - Steve Ennis, Alex Tone
2001 - Pete Lougheed, Brandon Johnson
2002 - Joey Harris, Kevin Nesfield
2003 - Mike Otto, Shaun Phillips
2004 - Kyle Ingraham, Bobby Iwuchukwu
2005 - Kevin Noel, Dan Bick
2006 - Jerry Wasikowski, Brandon King
2007 - Anthony Heygood, Desmond Tardy, Dan Zaleski
2008 - Joey Elliott, Jason Werner
2009 - Rich Schmeig, Charlton Williams
2010 - Caleb TerBush, Dwyane Beckford
2011 - Rob Henry, Justin Kitchens. Will Lucas, Kawann Short
2012 - Cody Davis, Antwon Higgs
2013 - Jordan Roos, Ryan Watson
2014 - Dolapo Macarthy, Jake Replogle

Newcomer Award
The Newcomer Award goes to an offensive and defensive player who, in his first spring practice, makes the most progress.
Year - Offense, Defense
1997 - Donald Winston, Rocco Foggio
1998 - J. Crabtree , Matt Mitrione
1999 - Gene Mruczkowski, Akin Ayodele
2000 - Seth Morales, Shaun Phillips
2001 - Kelly Butler, Antwaun Rogers
2002 - Anthony Chambers, Chad Dickerson
2003 - Jerome Brooks, Dontrey Flemings
2004 - Robbie Powell, Eugene Bright
2005 - Sean Sester, Lance Melvin
2006 - Jaycen Taylor, Aaron Lane
2007 - Kyle Adams, Justin Scott
2008 - Aaron Valentin, Nick Mondek
2009 - Caleb TerBush, Kawann Short
2010 - Robert Marve, Will Lucas
2011 - Akeem Shavers, Ryan Russell
2012 - Robert Kugler, Sean Robinson
2013 - Danny Etling
2014 - Dan Monteroso, Ra'Zahn Howard

 

 

Pit Bull Award
The Pit Bull Award is given to an offensive and defensive player who exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play throughout spring practice.
Year- Offense, Defense
1997 - Mark Fischer, Rosevelt Colvin
1998 - Chukky Okobi, Chukie Nwokorie
1999 - Dondre Johnson, David Nugent
2000 - Montrell Lowe, Akin Ayodele
2001 - Seth Morales, Gilbert Gardner
2002 - Gene Mruczkowski, Landon Johnson
2003 - Nick Hardwick, Gilbert Gardner
2004 - Brandon Jones, George Hall
2005 - Matt Turner, Rob Ninkovich
2006 - Robbie Powell, Jermaine Guynn
2007 - Sean Sester, Ryan Baker
2008 - Cory Benton, Ryan Baker
2009 - Jared Zwilling, Ryan Kerrigan
2010 - Kyle Adams, Gerald Gooden
2011 - Reggie Pegram, Albert Evans
2012 - Rick Schmeig, Robert Maci
2013 - Robert Kugler, Ryan Russell
2014 - Danny Anthrop, Frankie Williams

Hammer Award
The Hammer Award is presented to the outstanding hitter.
Year - Player
1997 - Willie Fells
1998 - Rosevelt Colvin, Lee Johnson
1999 - Adrian Beasley
2000 - Akin Ayodele
2001 - Landon Johnson
2002 - Niko Koutouvides
2003 - George Hall
2004 - George Hall
2005 - Bernard Pollard
2006 - Anthony Spencer
2007 - Jordan Grimes
2008 - Frank Duong
2009 - Mike Neal
2010 - Jared Crank, Logan Link
2011 - Logan Link
2012 - Will Lucas
2013 - Frankie Williams
2014 - Robert Gregory