LoboTV
2014 Football ESPN2
Lobo Football 2009 Team Award Winners
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/12/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Dec. 12, 2009

The Red Menace Fan Appreciation Award

Senior C Erik Cook (Albuquerque Cibola) & Senior OG Joshua Taufalele (San Jose, Calif.)

Most Valuable Offensive Scout

Freshman C Dillon Farrell (Baton Rouge, La.)

Most Valuable Defensive Scout

Freshman DT Daniel Mena (New Caney, Texas)

Chuck Cummings Award: Most Inspirational Player

Senior S Frankie Solomon (Dallas, Texas)

Outstanding Offensive Lineman

Senior OG Joshua Taufalele (San Jose, Calif.)

Zia Award: Most Valuable New Mexico Player

Senior LB Clint McPeek (Albuquerque La Cueva)

Lobo Club Award: Unselfish Devotion to Team

Senior QB Donovan Porterie (Port Arthur, Texas) & Senior LB Tray Hardaway (Olive Branch, Miss.)

Leading Tackler

Sophomore LB Carmen Messina (Addison, Ill.)

Outstanding Special Teams Player

Senior Victor James (Denver, Colo.)

Clyde Hill Award: Most Improved Player

Senior WR Daryl Jones (Tampa, Fla.) & Senior DT Kendall Briscoe (Dallas, Texas)

Col. H.J. Golightly Award: Most Valuable Defensive Player

Sophomore LB Carmen Messina (Addison, Ill.)

Reese Hill Award: Most Valuable Offensive Player

Senior C Erik Cook (Albuquerque Cibola)

Bill Brannin Award: Most Valuable Player

Senior C Erik Cook (Albuquerque Cibola)

Team Captains of the Year

Offense - Senior C Erik Cook (Albuquerque Cibola) & Senior WR Victor James (Denver, Colo.)

Defense - Sophomore LB Carmen Messina (Addison, Ill.) & Senior DT Kendall Briscoe (Dallas, Texas)

NOTES
-Erik Cook is the first offensive lineman to win the Bill Brannin Award for Most Valuable Player since 1966 (center Wally Seis)...offensive linemen (including 2 centers) also won the MVP award in 1957, '60, '61, and '63

-New Mexico products have won 10 of the last 12 Most Valuable Player awards, including 8 of the last 9

-Cook is the first offensive lineman ever to win the Reese Hill Award for Most Valuable Offensive Player

-Carmen Messina is the youngest player to win the Col. H.J. Golightly Award for Most Valuable Defensive Player since 1994 (Rs-Fr. LB Blake Irwin)

Friday, September 26
6:00 PM - 
Football
vs. Fresno State
Saturday, October 04
1:30 PM - 
Football
at UTSA
Friday, October 10
7:30 PM - 
Football
vs. San Diego State
Saturday, October 18
1:30 PM - 
Football
at Air Force
E-News