Alabama names permanent team captains, votes Minkah Fitzpatrick team MVPBy Matthew Speakman | 12/03/2017 10:47pm
Alabama had its annual team awards banquet on Sunday at the Birmingham Sheraton.
Defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was named the team's MVP, which was voted on by the players. He had 52 tackles, one sack, one interception, seven pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and a blocked kick this season.
Alabama also chose its permanent team captains for this season. Center Bradley Bozeman, linebackers Rashaan Evans and Shaun Dion Hamilton, as well as Fitzpatrick received this honor. Those four players will get their hand and foot prints on the base of Denny Chimes in the spring.
Hamilton took home the Most Inspiring Player award, which was given To the player who affects the whole team by his attitude as well as his performance. Hamilton has suffered two season-ending knee injuries in his career, but still managed to be one of Alabama's most effective linebackers.
Full list of awards:
Unsung Hero Award (To the player who has made significant contributions to the success of the team and received the least recognition for it): Running backs Ronnie Clark and Josh Jacobs, and linebackers Dylan Moses, Jamey Mosley and Mack Wilson
Outstanding Senior Scholar (To the senior with the highest GPA): Bozeman, Hamilton
Commitment to Academic excellence award (To the player who has demonstrated the greatest commitment and achievement in his academic endeavors during the previous year): Linebackers Keith Holcombe and Joshua McMillon, offensive linemen Brandon Kennedy, Chris Owens, Richie Petitbon and Jonah Williams
Iron Man Award (To the player(s) who have shown the most dedication to the individual and team goals of the Crimson Tide's year-round strength and conditioning program): Defensive linemen Joshua Frazier and Quinnen Williams, wide receiver Cam Sims and offensive lineman Matt Womack
Pat Trammel Award (To a senior player whose character and contributions to the team most personify the All-American youth of today and has reflected qualities of integrity, character, importance of academics and inspirational leadership during their time at Alabama): Wide receiver Robert Foster and offensive lineman J.C. Hassenauer
Outstanding Defensive Performer (To the player with the most tackles/points): Fitzpatrick, safety Ronnie Harrison, defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne and cornerback Levi Wallace
Up-Front Award (To the outstanding lineman from each unit): Defensive linemen Isaiah Buggs and Da'Shawn Hand, offensive linemen Lester Cotton and Jonah Williams
Defensive Achievement Award (To the player who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of this unit): Cornerback Anthony Averett, defensive lineman Raekwon Davis, linebackers Shaun Dion Hamilton and Anfernee Jennings
Offensive Achievement Award (To the player who has played a critical role in the effectiveness of this unit): Bozeman, tight end Hale Hentges, offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher and running back Bo Scarbrough
President's Award (To a player from each unit who has shown perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team's success): Evans, running back Damien Harris, safety Hootie Jones and tight end Irv Smith
Jefferson County Distinguished Alumnus Award (A former player who has exemplified the principles, values, character and attitude that make a person successful either during a particular life experience or over a period of time): Brodie Croyle
Special Teams Player of the Year Award : Safety Keaton Anderson, cornerback Tony Brown, Holcombe, kicker Andy Pappanastos and punter JK Scott
Offensive Player of the Year Award: Harris, quarterback Jalen Hurts and wide receiver Calvin Ridley
Defensive Player of the Year Award : Evans, Harrison and Payne