Marqise Lee Named USC Team MVP
Dec. 14, 2012
USC unanimous All-American junior wide receiver Marqise Lee, the Biletnikoff Award winner and Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year who was fourth in the Heisman Trophy balloting, was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Trojan football team at the annual awards banquet Friday (Dec. 14) at USCs Tutor Campus Center Ballroom.
Lee, who also was USCs Offensive Perimeter Player of the Year and won the John McKay Award (competitive spirit), leads the nation in receptions, is second in receiving yards and third in all-purpose yards. He set Pac-12 records for season receptions (112) and receiving yardage (1,680).
Senior safety T.J. McDonald was named USCs Most Inspirational Player and Defensive Perimeter Player of the Year. C Khaled Holmes was the Offensive Lineman of the Year and also won the Trojan Way Leadership Award and the Trojan Football Alumni Club Award (top GPA). DE Morgan Breslin was the Defensive Lineman of the Year and LB Tony Burnett was the Special Teams Player of the Year.
A complete list of the 2012 awards:
Most Valuable Player: wide receiver Marqise Lee
Most Inspirational Player: safety T.J. McDonald
Leadership Award: center Khaled Holmes
Special Teams Player of the Year: linebacker Tony Burnett
Jack Oakie Rise and Shine Award (years longest run): wide receiver Robert Woods (76 yards vs. Syracuse)
Howard Jones/Football Alumni Club Academic Award (overall academic achievement): center Khaled Holmes
Bob Chandler Award (underclassman with outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement and character): tight end Randall Telfer
John McKay Award (underclassman with the most competitive spirit): wide receiver Marqise Lee
Courage Award: wide receiver Robert Woods