WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Senior defensive end Rosevelt Colvin (Indianapolis, Ind., Broad Ripple H.S.) has been named the Most Valuable Player for Purdue's football team by a vote of his teammates.
The announcement was made Monday at the 78th annual Purdue Football Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Lafayette Kiwanis Club and held in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.
Colvin enjoyed an outstanding senior season in 1998, leading the Old Gold and Black to an 8-4 record, within one game of the Big Ten Championship with a 6-2 league mark and to their second straight postseason bowl game appearance (to be announced Dec. 6). He tied a school record with a team-high 13 sacks, while also breaking the school record for blocked field goals in a season with three and career with four. His 19 tackles for loss is the seventh highest single-season total in Purdue history. He is second in school history with a career total of 59 tackles for loss.
Besides breaking numerous records, Colvin also helped out by recovering two fumbles, one for a touchdown, and intercepting a pass. He was third on the team with five passes broken up.
Here is the total list of team awards given out Monday:
MVP: Rosevelt Colvin
Team Captains: Rosevelt Colvin and Isaac Jones
Pop Doan Awards (outstanding players in the Purdue-Indiana game): Gabe Cox, Rosevelt Colvin and Vinny Sutherland
Kiwanis Citizenship Award: Isaac Jones
Nominees for the Red Mackey Awards (go to three student-athletes in all sports at the end of the school year based on competitive spirit, positive attitude, loyalty, self-discipline, hard work and a willingness to help others): Rosevelt Colvin and Isaac Jones
Noble Kizer Award (academic achievement): David Cohen
Leonard Wilson Award (unselfishness and dedication): Eric Haddad and Chike Okeafor
Verle Campbell Scout Team Awards: Montrell Lowe (offense), Jon Holloway (defense)