2017 Michigan Team Awards

Submitted by Barn Animal on December 12th, 2017 at 10:17 PM

Senior with Highest GPA: Mike Wroblewski

Scout Team Offensive POTY: Dylan McCaffrey (YAY!)

Scout Team Defensive POTY: Jameson Offerdahl

Scout Team Special Team POTY: Jacob McCurry

Most Improved Offense: Zach Gentry

Most Improved Defense: Tyree Kinnel

Most Improved Special Teams: James "Ol' Doug" Foug

Spirit Award Offense: Henry Poggi

Spirit Award Defense: Mike McCray

Most Valuable Linebacker: Devin Bush

Most Valuable Defensive Lineman: Rashan Gary

Most Valuable Offensive Lineman: Mason Cole

Toughest Player of the Year: Ben Mason (Of course...)

Blue Collar Award: Chase Winovich


Special Teams POTY: Jordan Glasgow

Offensive POTY: Karan Higdon

Defensive POTY: Mo Hurst

Top GPA: Stephen Spanellis (with a 3.968...Damn...)

MVP: Maurice Hurst (who else would it be?)


Always fun to see who got what awards. Most are pretty obvious but seeing McCaffery as Scout Team player of the year is a very good sign. Also, is anyone wiling to bet against Ben Mason being a 4 time champ of the Toughness Award? I'm definently not.





December 12th, 2017 at 11:06 PM ^

cool to see all 3 DL recognized and awarded bc while hurst proved to be 1 of countrys top overall players, all 3 played well and did their thing.

happy for higdon, he earned it.

decent chance most improved on O came down to 2 TEs with gentry topping mckeon - both improved big time since last year (so did hidgon and others but they prob like to spread out awards when possible - ie hurst not also winning DL).

lavert hill improved as much as anyone but he didnt play much last year so maybe thats a factor.

ben mason will be fun to watch next few years - he may KO someone, or himself, with the way he covers kicks and smashes wedges.  had a feeling id dig masons style when i saw his signing day interview


December 12th, 2017 at 11:48 PM ^

Wow. With that GPA and him getting PT this season, I can see a line like this next year:
LT: Bredeson
LG: Ruiz
C: Spanellis
RG: Onwenu

That's five returning guys with playing experience and 4 returning starters. That line can get us a lot of rushing yards. If one of the redshirt tackles steps up and takes JBB's job, the line could be even better.


December 13th, 2017 at 12:44 AM ^

He is not the prototypical LT, but that might be the way to get our five most experienced guys on the field. I will be watching the spring game very closely to see how the redshirted linemen perform. That, and QB are the two biggest questions (not in a bad way) going into next season. I guess who replaces McCray is another.


December 13th, 2017 at 8:29 AM ^

Pretty sure Bredeson was all guard, but just has some athletic ability to move if needed.  But with Hudson (who I expect to be LT), and the others, I don't think he will.  My money is on him staying at LG.