Beanie Cleans House at Team Banquet

By Jason Priestas on December 8, 2008 at 3:00 pm

The Buckeyes held their season-ending banquet Sunday afternoon and unlike some schools, everyone on the team felt compelled to show up.

Beanie took home four awards, including team Most Valuable Player, outstanding offensive player (Archie Griffine Award), outstanding player in the Michigan game (W.W. Hayes Award) and outstanding offensive back (Rex Kern Award). As much as it would sadden us to see him go after this year, you can't begrudge anyone with two Hayes Awards on the shelf already.

Laurinaitis and Jenkins shared the Bill Willis Award as outstanding defensive player and though my heart says that maybe Jenkins deserved it a little more, both were probably equally instrumental to the team's success, so the split is probably a good call. Pryor got the honor of best first-year offensive player, with Nathan Williams taking the defensive version of the award. Not to overlooked, Shaun Lane earned the Ike Kelley Special Teams Standout award and he probably deserved about two of those.

A full list of award winners is available here.

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