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Football Enjoys Senior Send-Off Sunday Afternoon

Dec. 8, 2013

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2013 team captains (from left) include Dylan Reda, Bruce Johnson, Khyri Thornton and Markese Triplett along with Coach Monken (center).

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:

Team Awards
 
AwardRecipient
Sammy Winder Scout Team Players of the YearDraper Riley (offense)
 Jacorius Cotton (defense)
 Justin Abston (special teams)
 
Willie Heidelberg "Unsung Hero" AwardAlex Smith
 
P.W. Underwood Toughness AwardDylan Reda
 
Austin Davis Freshman of the Year AwardNick Mullens
 
Ray Guy Special Teams MVPDavid Bertucci
 
Adalius Thomas Defensive MVPMichael Smith
 
Brett Favre Offensive MVPMarkese Triplett
 
Jeff Bower Team MVPKhyri Thornton
 
Reggie Collier Team Captains AwardDylan Reda
 Bruce Johnson
 Markese Triplett
 Khyri Thornton

The Golden Eagles finished their season, Nov. 30, with a 62-27 victory over UAB at Birmingham's historic Legion Field.

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