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Indiana Football Names 2019 Season Award Winners at Virtual Banquet

The Indiana football program held a virtual version of its 2019 season awards banquet on Thursday night.

Head coach Tom Allen kicked off the banquet with a moment of silence to honor wide receiver Cam Wilson and his siblings as they navigate a family tragedy.

After the moment of silence, a video reviewing the 2019 season was shared.


  • 2019 Offensive Newcomer of the Year —  Matthew Bedford (OT)
  • 2019 Defensive Newcomer of the Year —  Tiawan Mullen (CB)
  • Ted Whereatt Award (Highest GPA) — Nick Westbrook (WR)
  • Ted Verlihay Award (Mental Attitude and Perseverance) — Nick Westbrook (WR) and Gavin Everett (DE)
  • Corby Davis Award (Most Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Backs) — Stevie Scott (RB) and Khalil Bryant (S)
  • Howard Brown Award (Dedication to the Program) — Hunter Littlejohn (C)
  • Chris Dal Sasso Award (Most Outstanding Linemen) — Simon Stepaniak (OL) and Jerome Johnson (DL)
  • Harold Mauro Award (Loyalty to IU Football) — Andre Brown, Jr. (CB)
  • Terry P. Cole Award (Old Oaken Bucket Game MVP) — Peyton Ramsey (QB)
  • Offensive Scout Team MVP — Connor Thomas (RB)
  • Defensive Scout Team MVP — C.J. Person (DL)
  • Special Teams Scout Team MVPs — Connor Thomas (RB) and Ryan Barnes (TE)
  • Outstanding Walk-ons of the Year — Ahrod Lloyd (RB) and Sam Slusher (DB)
  • Special Teams Player of the Year — Raheem Layne (DB)
  • Outstanding Specialists of the Year — Logan Justus (K) and Haydon Whitehead (P)
  • Offensive Player of the Year — Whop Philyor (WR)
  • Defensive Player of the Year — Micah McFadden (LB)
  • The Anthony Thompson Team MVP Award — The entire senior class

  • Tom Allen introduced the LEO Award winner — Reakwon Jones (LB)

Allen concluded the banquet with a closing statement.

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