Football Enjoys Senior Send-Off Sunday Afternoon
The hour-long event included tributes to the senior class as well as the season's awards given out.
Hattiesburg, Miss. - The Southern Miss football team said goodbye to its 2013 senior class as well as gave out its awards for the season with a Senior Send-Off here Sunday at the Thad Cochran Center.
During the hour-long program, which included desserts for the players and invited guests, a highlight video of the season was played along with the awards given out, as well as tributes to the seniors by their respective position coaches. In addition, each Golden Eagle senior got the opportunity to tell why it was special to be able to wear the Black and Gold during their respective careers.
The awards given out by first-year coach Todd Monken included:
|Sammy Winder Scout Team Players of the Year||Draper Riley (offense)|
|Jacorius Cotton (defense)|
|Justin Abston (special teams)|
|Willie Heidelberg "Unsung Hero" Award||Alex Smith|
|P.W. Underwood Toughness Award||Dylan Reda|
|Austin Davis Freshman of the Year Award||Nick Mullens|
|Ray Guy Special Teams MVP||David Bertucci|
|Adalius Thomas Defensive MVP||Michael Smith|
|Brett Favre Offensive MVP||Markese Triplett|
|Jeff Bower Team MVP||Khyri Thornton|
|Reggie Collier Team Captains Award||Dylan Reda|
The Golden Eagles finished their season, Nov. 30, with a 62-27 victory over UAB at Birmingham's historic Legion Field.