The Georgia Southern football team gave out individual awards Feb. 16 evening to notable players at the 2018-19 Football Gala and Awards Banquet.
This event followed a successful 10-3 season which included a win at the Camellia Bowl. Graduated seniors and their family members were invited to come back to campus and participate in the festivities with the rest of the 2018 team.
Junior kicker Tyler Bass who scored the winning points in the Camellia Bowl and made 19 of his 21 attempted field goals this season was named Special Teams Player of the Year.
Junior cornerback Kindle Vidor who had 42 tackles, 31 of which were solo tackles and four pass interceptions, was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Senior running back Wesley Fields, who had 10 touchdowns and ran for 1050 yards this season was named Offensive Player of the Year.
Senior quarterback Shai Werts who had a total of 987 passing yards, 908 rushing yards, and 25 touchdowns this season was named the Most Valuable Player.
A full list of awards and their recipients is available below:
Scout Team Players of the Year
Offense – Juanyea Tarver
Defense – Justin Ellis
Special Teams – Connor Lawson
Jayson Foster Freshman of the Year Award
Winner: CJ Wright
“Do Right” Erk Russell Award
Winner: Lane Ecton
Jerrick McKinnon Iron Eagle Award (Strength & Conditioning)
Winner: Tomarcio Reese
Edwin Jackson Most Improved Award
Winner: Jay Bowdry
Thomas LaRocco Special Teams Player of the Year Award
Winner: Tyler Bass
Freddy Pesqueira Defensive Player of the Year Award
Winner: Kindle Vildor
Tracy Ham Offensive Player of the Year Award
Winner: Wesley Fields
Adrian Peterson Most Valuable Player Award
Winner: Shai Werts
Kyle Clark, The George-Anne Assistant News Editor, email@example.com