2006 USC Trojans team awards

USC senior All-American wide receiver Steve Smith was named the Most Valuable Player of the Rose Bowl-bound Trojan football team at the annual awards banquet Thursday night

Most Valuable Player: wide receiver Steve Smith

Most Inspirational Players: center Ryan Kalil

Linemen of the Year: center Ryan Kalil and offensive tackle Sam Baker (offense), defensive end Lawrence Jackson (defense)

Co-Special Teams Players of the Year: linebackers Kaluka Maiava and Clay Matthews

Service Team Players of the Year: wide receiver David Ausberrry (offense), defensive tackle Alex Parsons (defense)

Player of the Game versus Notre Dame: wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett

Jack Oakie "Rise and Shine" Award (best hit of the year): safety Kevin Ellison (on California's DeSean Jackson)

Howard Jones/Football Alumni Club Academic Award (for overall academic achievement): tight end Nick Vanderboom

Bob Chandler Award (for the underclassman with outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement and character): linebacker Keith Rivers

John McKay Award (for the underclassman with the most competitive spirit): linebacker Brian Cushing

Courage Award: tailback Desmond Reed

Co-Lifters Award: offensive tackle Sam Baker, linebacker Oscar Lua

Team Captains: quarterback John David Booty, center Ryan Kalil, linebackers Dallas Sartz and Oscar Lua


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