Tuberville Wins Victor Award

Las Vegas, Nev.--Tommy Tuberville added another award to his list of honors received following the 2004 football season.

On Saturday evening at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater, the Auburn coach accepted an award as the nation's outstanding college football coach at the 39th annual Academy of Victory Sports Awards at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater.

The Victor Awards are the longest running televised sports awards. This year's show will be telecast on Fox Sports Net South on Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. CST and again a week later on July 30 at 6 p.m. on FSN South.

"I am very appreciative to receive this award," Tuberville said. "This is truly a reflection of the hard work of our team and coaches in 2004. I want to thank the Victor Awards for this honor and for putting on a first-class event."

Tuberville is shown receiving his award in Las Vegas.

The Victors consist of 35 awards in 15 sports in which the nation's top amateur and pro athletes are recognized.

Tuberville has also won the Walter Camp, Associated Press, Paul "Bear" Bryant, American Football Coaches Association, Schutt Sports and Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year Awards.

Other Victor award winners included Peyton Manning (professional football), Andy Reid (professional football), Matt Leinart (college football) Vijay Singh (golf) and Ben Gordon (professional basketball).

The National Academy of Sports Editors, comprised of a cross-section of sports editors, writers and broadcasters from around the U.S, vote to determine the winners of the awards. The Victor Sports Awards benefit the City of Hope Cancer Center in Los Angeles.

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