Monday, January 31, 2011

Tech Holds Football Awards Dinner

Junior wide receiver Tim Benford received the prestigious Robert Hill Johnson award for the second time in his decorated career and eight other teammates accepted honors Sunday evening as the 2010 Tennessee Tech football squad was recognized at the team’s annual Awards Dinner. Fourth-year head coach Watson Brown and his staff handed out five long-standing awards plus five newer honors after the Golden Eagles posted a 5-6 overall record in 2010. Among winners selected by team voting, Tre Lamb received the Team Leadership Award, Kelechi Ordu accepted the Tech Pride Award, and Cass Barnes the Unsung Hero Award. Three awards that were established last year included the Offensive MVP (Jocques Crawford), Defensive MVP (Dustin Dillehay and Kelechi Ordu) and Special Teams MVP (Henry Sailes). Brown and his staff added awards for the top Offensive Lineman (Slade Adams) and top Defensive Lineman (Justin Hilliard).