Arenas, Johnson, McClain named permanent captains; McClain, Ingram named Tide's MVPs
By Don Kausler Jr. -- The Birmingham News
December 06, 2009
Senior cornerback Javier Arenas, senior left guard Mike Johnson and
junior middle linebacker Rolando McClain were named Alabama's
permanent captains tonight at the football team's awards banquet in
Alabama players hoist the trophy after defeating Florida 32-13 in
the SEC Championship game.
Photo - The Birmingham News
McClain and sophomore running back Mark Ingram were named the team's
most valuable players.
Ingram and Johnson were named the offensive players of the year.
McClain and senior nose guard Terrence Cody were named the defensive
players of the year.
Arenas, senior punter P.J. Fitzgerald and senior place-kicker Leigh
Tiffin were named the special teams players of the year.
Senior snapper Brian Selman and senior tight end Colin Peek were
awarded the Outstanding Senior Scholar Award.
Johnson, McClain, Arenas, sophomore receiver Julio Jones, redshirt
freshman offensive lineman Barrett Jones and junior quarterback Greg
McElroy were presented with the Commitment to Academic Excellence
University of Alabama President Dr. Robert E. Witt presented Kareem
Jackson, Marquis Maze, Ali Sharrief and William Vlachos with the
annual President's Award.
Former Alabama All-American John Croyle was given the Jefferson
County Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Senior offensive lineman Drew Davis and linebacker Cory Reamer were
named the recipients of the 2009 Pat Trammell Award.
Here is the complete list of award winners:
Iron Man Award:
Marcell Dareus, William Vlachos, Trent Richardson, Barrett Jones, Roy Upchurch
Commitment to Academic Excellence Award:
Mike Johnson, Julio Jones, Rolando McClain, Javier Arenas, Barrett Jones, and Greg McElroy
Outstanding Senior Scholar:
Brian Selman and Colin Peek
Unsung Hero Award:
Darius Hanks, Robby Green, Marquis Johnson, Preston Dial, Courtney Upshaw, and Justin Woodall
Outstanding Defensive Performer Award:
Rolando McClain and Javier Arenas
Brandon Deaderick and Lorenzo Washington; and from the offense James
Carpenter and Mike Johnson
Most Inspiring Player:
Defensive Achievement Award:
Marcell Dareus, Mark Barron and Eryk Anders
Offensive Achievement Award:
Greg McElroy, Julio Jones and Colin Peek
Kareem Jackson, Marquis Maze, Ali Sharrief and William Vlachos
Special Teams Award:
Javier Arenas, P. J. Fitzgerald and Leigh Tiffin
Defensive Player of the Year:
Rolando McClain and Terrence Cody
Offensive Player of the Year:
Mark Ingram and Mike Johnson
Pat Trammell Award:
Drew Davis and Cory Reamer
Jefferson County Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award:
Most Valuable Player:
Mark Ingram and Rolando McClain
Javier Arenas, Mike Johnson and Rolando McClain