Sophomore tailback Kenny James, the Huskies¹ leading rusher wit h 702 yards and leading scorer with 30 points, was named the offensive MVP.
Washington's MVP awards are voted on by members of the team.
Lobendahn also won the Sports Radio 950 KRJ Most Outstanding Player Award for the defensive while junior center Brad Vanneman took home that trophy for the offense. Sophomore punter Sean Douglas and senior long snapper/linebacker Tim Galloway shared the Special Teams Most Outstanding Player Award.
Hopoi and Vanneman won additional awards presented to the team¹s top linemen. Hopoi was the winner of the L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year Award and the John P. Angel Outstanding Defensive Lineman award while Vanneman was named the the John P. Angel Outstanding Offensive Lineman. Junior linebacker Evan Benjamin and manager Brian Gray were presented with the Earle Glant Tough Husky Award while Lobendahn and Benjamin shared the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award.
KING-TV¹s Most Improved Awards were presented to junior tight end Joe Toledo on offense while sophomore linebacker Scott White took the Most Improved honor on defense. The Travis Spring Outstanding Freshmen Awards winners wide receiver Bobby Whithorne on offense and defensive tackle Jordan White-Frisbee on defense. Husky Fever 12th Man Awards were presented to junior fullback James Sims on offense and freshman defensive end Greyson Gunheim on defense.
Walkon wide receiver Matthew Smith picked up the Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award, presented to the student-athlete who excels on the field and volunteers extensively in the community. Senior safety Jimmy Newell won the Academic Excellence Award while junior defensive end Ty Eriks won the 101 Club Academic Achievement Award.
The Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout Squad Player of the Year went to sophomore quarterback Felix Sweetman while senior defensive lineman Will Murphy was announced as the Mark Drennan Defensive Scout Squad Player of the Year. The Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Squad Players of the Year Award went to Smith, a sophomore from Spanaway.
The Kurt Gegner Memorial Award was presented to Ryan Shinkawa, a student assistant on the Husky equipment staff, Josh Ben, a student trainer, and Nick Irving, a student on the team¹s video staff.
2004 Washington Football Awards:
Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational Zach Tuiasosopo Team MVP Award Kenny James (Offense) Manase Hopoi & Joe Lobendahn (Defense) Sports Radio 950 KJR Players of the Year Brad Vanneman (Offense) Joe Lobendahn (Defense) Sean Douglas & Tim Galloway (Special Teams) KING-TV Most Improved Player Joe Toledo (Offense) Scott White (Defense) John P. Angel Lineman of the Year Brad Vanneman (Offense) Manase Hopoi (Defense) L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year Manase Hopoi 101 Club Academic Award Ty Eriks Earle T. Glant Tough Husky Evan Benjamin & Brian Gray Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award Evan Benjamin & Joe Lobendahn Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award Matthew Smith Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout Squad MVP Felix Sweetman Mark Drennan Defensive Scout Squad MVP Will Murphy Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Squad MVP Matthew Smith Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman Bobby Whithorne (Offense) Jordan White-Frisbee (Defense Husky Fever 12th Man Award James Sims (Offense) Greyson Gunheim (Defense Academic Excellence Award Jimmy Newell Kurt P. Gegner Memorial Award Ryan Shinkawa (Equipment Room Staff) Josh Ben (Athletic Training Staff) Nick Irving (Video Staff)