USF Football Awards Banquet Photo Gallery

The USF football team held its annual post season awards banquet on Saturday night at Busch Gardens, and also paid special tribute to the departing seniors. Matt Grothe left with a lot of hardware, but all in attendance were treated to an exciting highlight video recapping the Bulls season. USFNation was there to capture all of it in this special photo gallery for USF fans. Only on USFNation.com

 

The USF football team held its annual postseason awards banquet on Saturday night at Busch Gardens and paid special mention to the departing seniors and team captains Pat Julmiste, S.J. Green, Pat St. Louis, and Stephen Nicholas. The voice of the Bulls Jim Louk was the emcee and after some opening remarks by Lee Roy Selmon, all in attendance were treated to an action packed highlight reel of the Bulls incredible '06 season.  The Bulls coaching staff assisted with the award presentations.

As the night came to a close, head coach Jim Leavitt presented the senior awards and made the closing remarks and thanked all  the players for their contributions to the team during the season.

 

 The USF 2007 Football Awards Banquet Winners

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD -In recognition of the freshman football player who achieved outstanding performance through great work ethic, dedication and pride in his first year of college competition   

Offense: Matt Grothe

Defense: George Selvie

 

OVERACHIEVER AWARD - Presented to the freshman football player who achieved outstanding performance levels in the areas of strength and conditioning while demonstrating an intense, tireless work ethic   

Brandon Peguese

 

GOLDEN BULL AWARD - In recognition of the Scout squad player who provided the greatest contribution to the team through hard work effort, dedication and weekly preparation for the opponent

Defense: Shane McElwain

Offense: Aston Samuels

 
Shane McElwain


SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD  - In recognition of the individual who through his efforts on the field and in the classroom distinguished himself as both a quality student and a quality athlete

 Anthony severino

 

GREEN & GOLD PRIDE AWARD  -In recognition of the walk on who through his efforts on and off the field best represents South Florida football with quality play, leadership and work ethic

Offense: Ben Williams

Defense: Mike Padilla

 


Ben Williams


LEE ROY SELMON AWARD  - In recognition of the individual who displays the greatest courage perseverance and determination in pursuit of team goals

  Marc Dile


Marc Dile


FIRST TEAMER AWARD  - In recognition of the player that exemplifies leadership on and off the field, great character, physical and mental toughness. Is dependable and has high academic standards.

  Patrick St. Louis


Pat St. Louis


 

OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE FRONT SEVEN PLAYER - In recognition of the defensive front seven player who demonstrated the most outstanding performance, leadership and effort throughout the season

  Ben Moffitt


Ben Moffitt & coach Burnham


 

OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE LINEMAN  - In recognition of the offensive lineman who demonstrated the most outstanding performance, leadership and effort throughout the season.

  Nick Capogna

 

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER  - In recognition of the individual who demonstrated the most outstanding performance on Special Teams and took great  pride in making the Special Teams an equal partner to the offensive and defensive units of the Bulls football program 

Ean Randolph

 

OFFENSIVE PLAYMAKER OF THE YEAR  - In recognition of the offensive skill player who showcases his skills and talents by making plays on game day

Taurus Johnson

 


Taurus Johnson & Jim & Laurie Ragsdale


DEFENSIVE PLAYMAKER OF THE YEAR  - In recognition of the defensive skill player who showcases his skills and talents by making plays on game day   

Trae Williams

 


Trae Williams


OFFENSIVE MVP   - In recognition of the most valuable offensive player 

Matt Grothe


Matt Grothe & Coach Gregory


DEFENSIVE MVP   - In recognition of the most valuable defensive player

Stephen Nicholas


Stephen Nicholas & Coach Burnham






Emcee Jim Louk



Lee Roy Selmon



Coach Dan McCarney



Strength Coach Ron McKeefery



Coach Larry Scott


Matt Grothe



Trae Williams



Pat St. Louis



Coach Greg Gregory



Coach Carl Franks



Mike Padilla



Coach Mike Simmonds



Coach Troy Douglas



Pat St. Louis



Coach Wally Burnham



Coach Mike Canales



Jim & Laurie Ragsdale



Coach Rich Rachel



Trae Williams



Coach Wally Burnham



Senior Will Bleakley



Senior Devin Gordon



Senior Ryan Bourdeau



Head Coach Jim Leavitt



Matt Grothe BIG EAST Freshmen of the year



Grothe showing off his new hardware



Matt Grothe needs whole family to carry everything



Josh Soto, T.J, and Ben Williams



Coach Leavitt & friends




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