After being passed over for the Bednarik, Nagurski and Lombardi honors earlier in the week, Little Animal finally bagged the award he coveted most, winning the Butkus Award last night in Orlando.
Just how much does he love it?
"I am going to cuddle with that thing."
Consider that your answer.
Laurinaitis joined Andy Katzenmoyer in becoming the second Buckeye to claim the honor in the 23 year history of the award.
In case you're interested, the WWL's got a nice little historical award tracker if you wanna stroll down memory lane.