USF Football Awards Banquet '07 Photo Gallery

The USF football team held its annual post season awards banquet Saturday night at Busch Gardens. It was an exciting evening full of honors and highlight videos recapping the Bulls '07 season. As always, 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

The voice of the Bulls, Jim Louk was the emcee and after some opening remarks, they paid homage to the senior class, and then showed some inspiring video clips of the departing seniors. All in attendance were then treated to an action packed highlight reel of the Bulls offense with lots of classic Grothe and then a defensive highlight reel full of bone-jarring hits, interceptions, and fantastic defensive plays from the incredible '07 season. Both videos got the crowd going, and even got me tingling and thinking about '08.

Following was a special defensive award for Selvie and the presentation of scholarships to Matt Grothe and Ben Williams. The Bulls yearly awards were then presented by the Bulls coaching staff and aided by more thrilling highlights of each player receiving an award.

As the night came to a close, head coach Jim Leavitt made the closing remarks. Before he finished he brought all the senior's that were in attendance up on stage and presented them with their jerseys, shook their hands and thanked all  the players for their contributions to the team during the season and their time at USF.



 The USF 2007 Football Awards Banquet Winners


BIG EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: George Selvie


BIG EAST Defensive Player of the year George Selvie

 

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   

Zach Hermann


Zach Hermann & Coach Simmonds

 

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   

Mike McGowan


Mike McGowan & Coach McKeefery


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: Kenneth Luberice

Offense: Mike Padilla


Mike Padilla & Kenneth Luberice & Grad Assts. Davis, St. Louis & Luby
 

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

Marcus Edwards

Grant Gregory


Grant Gregory, Marcus Edwards & Coach Canales

 

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

Eric Setser


Eric Setser & Coach Scott

 

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

Brouce Mompremier


Brouce Mompremier & Coach Rachel

 

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.

Tyrone McKenzie


Tyrone McKenzie & Coach Burnham


COACHES AWARD - In recognition of the player who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution; a person whose bravery is unknown or unacknowledged.

 Matt Huners


Matt Huners & Coach Franks

 

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


 

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

Jake Griffin


Jake Griffin & Coach Simmonds

   

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 

Delbert Alvarado


Delbert Alavarado & Coach Scott

 

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

Matt Grothe


Matt Grothe & Jim & Laurie Ragsdale

   

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

Trae Williams

Mike Jenkins


Coach Douglas, Trae Williams & Jim & Laurie Ragsdale

 

John & Cynthia Ruzic OFFENSIVE MVP - In recognition of the most valuable offensive player 

Matt Grothe


Matt Grothe & Coach Gregory


John & Cynthia Ruzic
DEFENSIVE MVP  - In recognition of the most valuable defensive player

George Selvie


George Selvie & Coach Burnham



Endowed Scholarship Recipients



George and Jane Morgan Endowed Football Scholarship

Matt Grothe


Matt Grothe, George & Jane Morgan


Glenn and Linda Ruediger Football Endowment in Memory of David McLane, An Athlete

Ben Williams


Ben Williams, Linda & Glenn Ruediger



The Seniors





Center Nick Capogna


OT Jared Carnes


DT Richard Clebert


CB Ryan Gilliam


DL Woody George


LB Sam Miller


DT Julian Riley


QB Anthony Severino


OT Walter Walker


CB Trae Williams


Head Coach Jim Leavitt


Coach Wally Burnham


Coach Greg Gregory


Coach Carl Franks


Coach Dan McCarney


Coach Mike Simmonds


Coach Mike Canales


Coach Troy Douglas


Coach Rich Rachel


Coach Ron McKeefery


Graduate Assistants Jared Davis, Mike Lube, & Pat St. Louis


Jim Louk


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