Hall, Royal, & Nicholas Awarded USF Honors

(January 21, 2006) Tampa, Fla. – Seniors Andre Hall and Terrence Royal have been named USF's John & Cynthia Ruzic offensive and defensive most valuable players for 2005. The players will receive their awards at tonight's annual team banquet at Busch Gardens. Hall, and junior Stephen Nicholas are the 2005 Jim & Laurie Ragsdale Offensive and Defensive Playmakers of the Year.

Andre Hall, a running back from St. Petersburg, Fla., broke his own USF single season rushing record with 1,434 yards in 2005. He also broke his rushing touchdown record with 13. A junior college transfer, Hall finishes his two-year career at South Florida with a school-record 2,791 yards and 24 rushing touchdowns.

Terrence Royal, a defensive end from Tampa, set new USF records with 10 sacks this season and 19.5 career sacks. He had three sacks in his final appearance at the Meineke Car Care Bowl against North Carolina State. He had 46 tackles on the season and an interception for a touchdown at Rutgers.

Stephen Nicholas, a linebacker from Jacksonville, had 79 tackles, a team-high 15.5 tackles for loss and seven sacks.

Andre Hall: USF's John & Cynthia Ruzic offensive most valuable player for 2005, and The 2005 Jim & Laurie Ragsdale Offensive Playmaker of the Year.

Terrence Royal: USF's John & Cynthia Ruzic defensive most valuable player for 2005.

Stephen Nicholas: The 2005 Jim & Laurie Ragsdale Defensive Playmaker of the Year.

S. Nicholas, A. Hall, T. Royal

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