Senior quarterback Isaiah Stanback (Seattle, Wash.) was named the team's offensive most valuable player while senior strong safety C.J. Wallace (Sacramento, Calif.) was the defensive MVP. Stanback, who missed the season's final five games after suffering a foot injury Oct. 14 vs. Oregon State, passed for 1,325 yards, 10 touchdowns and only three interceptions in his seven starts. Wallace led the team and was fourth in the Pac-10 with 105 tackles. He started all 12 games.
Washington's MVP awards are voted on by members of the team.
Stanback and Wallace were also honored as two of the team's four captains, along with fellow seniors Dashon Goldson and Sonny Shackelford.
Shackelford also won the Sports Radio 950 KRJ Most Outstanding Player Award for the offense while senior linebacker Scott White took home that trophy for the defense. Senior punter Sean Douglas won the Special Teams Most Outstanding Player Award.
Senior offensive guard Clay Walker, junior defensive end Greyson Gunheim and sophomore defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim took home awards for their play on the lines. Nesheim was the winner of the L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year Award while Walker and Gunheim were named the the John P. Angel Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Lineman, respectively. Gunheim won that award for the second straight season. Senior fullback Mark Palaita was presented with the Earle Glant Tough Husky Award while junior safety C.J. Wallace won the Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award for the second straight season.
KING-TV's Most Improved Awards were presented to junior receiver Quintin Daniels on offense while junior linebacker Dan Howell took the Most Improved honor on defense. The Travis Spring Outstanding Freshmen Awards winners were fullback Paul Homer on offense and linebacker Donald Butler on defense. Husky Fever 12th Man Awards were presented to junior tailback Louis Rankin on offense and senior defensive end Brandon Ala on defense.
Senior receiver Alex Mercier 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. Mercier spearheaded production of the "Husky Nation" CD, which benefitted the Soulumination charity. Junior center Juan Garcia won the Academic Excellence Award while junior receiver Cody Ellis took home the 101 Club Academic Achievement Award.
The Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout Squad Player of the Year went to senior tailback Shelton Sampson while freshman defensive lineman Cameron Elisara 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 was awarded to sophomore linebacker Josh Gage.
The Kurt Gegner Memorial Award was presented to Justin Carter, a student assistant on the Husky training staff, and to student equipment manager Ian Tushar.
2006 Washington Football Awards
Guy Flaherty Most Inspirational Jordan Reffett Team MVP Award Isaiah Stanback (Offense) C.J. Wallace (Defense) Sports Radio 950 KJR Players of the Year Sonny Shackelford (Offense) Scott White (Defense) Sean Douglas(Special Teams) KING-TV Most Improved Player Quintin Daniels (Offense) Dan Howell (Defense) John P. Angel Lineman of the Year Clay Walker (Offense) Greyson Gunheim (Defense) L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year Daniel Te'o-Nesheim 101 Club Academic Award Cody Ellis Earle T. Glant Tough Husky Mark Palaita Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award C.J. Wallace Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award Alex Mercier Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout Squad MVP Shelton Sampson Mark Drennan Defensive Scout Squad MVP Cameron Elisara Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Squad MVP Joshua Gage Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman Paul Homer (Offense) Donald Butler (Defense) Husky Fever 12th Man Award Louis Rankin (Offense) Brandon Ala (Defense) Academic Excellence Award Juan Garcia Captains Award Dashon Goldson, Sonny Shackelford, Isaiah Stanback, C.J. Wallace Kurt P. Gegner Memorial Award Ian Tushar (Equipment Room Staff) Justin Carter (Athletic Training Staff)