After months and months without word, I decided to email the athletic department recently on why the spring awards weren't announced. They got back with me and said that they were awarded unannounced but would be included in the media guide.
Kind of strange since there usually is a press release every year.
Jarrod Wilson took home the Frederick Matthaei Award
The Frederick Matthaei Award is given to the junior-to-be gridder who has displayed leadership, drive and achievement on the athletic field and in the classroom. The award was established by Frederick C. Matthaei in 1968.
Chris Wormley took home the John F. Maulbetsch Award...
The John F. Maulbetsch Award is given to the freshman football candidate after spring practice on the basis of desire, character, capacity for leadership and future success both on and off the gridiron. It was established by Frederick C. Matthaei in 1954 in honor of the late John F. Maulbetsch, an All-American halfback in 1914.
And Junior (wow, how is he already a Junior?) Joe Bolden took home the oldest award in program history, the Meyer Morton Award. The Morton predates the team MVP award by a year, first being presented in 1925 to Ray Baer.
The Meyer Morton Award, established by the 'M' Club of Chicago in 1925, is given to the football player who shows the greatest development and most promise as a result of the annual spring practice. Morton, a 1912 Michigan graduate, was a lawyer in Chicago from 1915-48 and served as a Big Ten football official for 23 years. In fact, Morton was the referee in the famous 0-0 tie between Notre Dame and Army played at Yankee Stadium in 1946. A member of the Chicago 'M' Club, Morton traveled to Ann Arbor to present the award for many years, and the award was named in his honor after his death in 1948.