Eagle team awards given at Year-End banquet

Photo by: Lindsay HartmannJunior quarterback Jerrick McKinnon (1) celebrates after a touchdown in the game against Central Arkansas. McKinnon was named MVP for this season of GSU football.

Jackie Gutknecht

The Georgia Southern University football team presented four team awards and several All-American and Southern Conference honors Saturday at the year-end banquet.

Junior quarterback Jerick McKinnon received the Iron Works Dedication and Team MVP awards. Senior outside linebacker John Stevenson received the Erk Russell Award.

McKinnon finished third in school history in rushing yards with 1,817 yards and 20 touchdowns this season, while Stevenson was the first Eagle since 2010 to total over 100 tackles and rounded out the season with 103 stops.

The Offensive Scout Award was given to freshman wide receiver Montay Crockett, and senior linebacker Josh Rowe received the Defensive Scout Award.