White Takes Team MVP Honors

Quarterback Patrick White was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2007 West Virginia University football team at Sunday's awards banquet.

White finished the regular season with 1,185 yards rushing and 1,548 yards passing. He rushed for 14 touchdowns and passed for 12 to total 26 TDs on the season.

Other award winners for the No. 9-ranked Mountaineers were:

IRA ERRETT RODGERS AWARD: Owen Schmitt and Marc Magro

JOHN RUSSELL AWARD: Keilen Dykes and Ryan Stanchek

GRIDIRON GLADIATOR: Michael Villagrana, Bobby Hathaway, Vaughn Rivers and Johnny Dingle

IDEAL MOUNTAINEER MAN: Reed Williams, Dorrell Jalloh, Greg Isdaner and Larry Williams

WHITEY GWYNNE AWARD: Adam Bednarik and Ridwan Malik

DANNY VAN ETTEN AWARD: Noel Devine

SCOUT TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (offense): Michael Poitier and John Hafferty

SCOUT TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (defense) Jim Lewis and Julian Miller

SCOUT TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR (special teams): Tom Contraguerro.

SCOTT SHIRLEY AWARD: Pat McAfee

COACHES CONTRIBUTION AWARD: Steve Slaton, Darius Reynaud, Antonio Lewis, Mortty Ivy, Eric Wicks, Ryan Mundy, Adam Hughes, Mike Dent and Tito Gonzales

TEAMMATE AWARD: Cody Nutter

CAPTAINS AWARD: Owen Schmitt, Keilen Dykes, Marc Magro and Vaughn Rivers


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