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Will Fuller earns MVP at annual awards banquet

| Friday, December 11, 2015

Junior receiver Will Fuller was voted Notre Dame’s MVP at the team’s annual awards banquet Friday at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

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Fuller pulled in 13 touchdowns on 56 receptions this season, totaling 1,145 receiving yards, all of which led the Irish. Earlier this week, he was also named a second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated, USA Today and CBS Sports.

Other award winners:

  • Offensive Player of the Year: senior offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley
  • Defensive Player of the Year: junior linebacker Jaylon Smith
  • Nick Pietrosante Award (given to the student-athlete who best exemplifies the courage, loyalty, teamwork, dedication and pride of the late Irish fullback): senior receiver Chris Brown
  • Moose Krause Lineman of the Year: junior defensive lineman Sheldon Day
  • Offensive Lineman of the Year: graduate student offensive lineman Nick Martin
  • Next Man In Award: senior running back C.J. Prosise
  • Offensive Newcomer of the Year Award: sophomore quarterback DeShone Kizer
  • Defensive Newcomer of the Year Award: freshman defensive lineman Jerry Tillery
  • Special Teams Player of the Year: graduate student cornerback Matthias Farley
  • Rockne Student-Athlete Award: graduate student linebacker Jarrett Grace
  • Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year: freshman offensive lineman Tristen Hoge
  • Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: freshman linebacker Asmar Bilal
  • Irish Around the Bend Award: graduate student linebacker Joe Schmidt
  • Father Lange Iron Cross Award (for outstanding development in the weight room): senior defensive lineman Romeo Okwara
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