Our faculty soccer awards: Sonny Dykes, Mo Ibrahim, Jalen Carter amongst winners

Published:Mar 9, 202408:31
Our faculty soccer awards: Sonny Dykes, Mo Ibrahim, Jalen Carter amongst winners

With faculty soccer's common season coming to an in depth, it is time to hand out our awards. 

That is precisely what I did this week with a particular version of "The Quantity One School Soccer Present," taking time to acknowledge among the finest gamers and finest video games of the 2022 season.

From Gamers of the 12 months to "Cash In The Bag," let's cap the common season by introducing my first annual School Soccer Awards. 

School Soccer Awards Present!

College Football Awards Show!

RJ Younger debuts his School Soccer Awards, together with Offensive Participant of the 12 months, Defensive Participant of the 12 months, Coach of the 12 months, and Underappreciated Coach of the 12 months.

Offensive Participant of the 12 months: Minnesota RB Mohamed Ibrahim

  • 304 rushes for 1,594 yards
  • 10 out of 11 video games this season with greater than 100 speeding yards
  • 163 speeding yards in his solely sport in 2021 — in opposition to Ohio State

What I need you to grasp is that Mo Ibrahim is him! We're speaking a few dude who managed to hurry for almost 1,600 yards this season and no one knew about it. I am actually excited to see what his NFL expertise goes to be like, and albeit, he is a dude we'll miss, particularly within the Large Ten the place we had an impressive quantity of nice working backs.

Defensive Participant of the 12 months: Georgia DT Jalen Carter

  • 6-foot-3, 310-pounds
  • Fingers extra highly effective than Sho’Nuff in a defunct manufacturing unit dungeon
  • Toes faster than Magic Mike.

With 2:27 left within the first half of the SEC Championship, Carter swam one LSU O-lineman, slipped one other, put hammocks we name fingers on quarterback Jayden Daniels and lifted him off the bottom like a daddy would his son for performing up on the grocery retailer. He even had time to wag an index finger within the air whereas he held Daniels, helpless, within the different.

Coach of the 12 months: TCU's Sonny Dykes

For main TCU to its first CFP? Clearly. For hiring the Broyles Award winner, Garrett Riley, and letting him prepare dinner? In fact. For hiring Joe Gillespie, who turned cornerback Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson into the Thorpe Award winner? Completely.

[Related: Joe Gillespie carrying TCU's defensive legacy forward]

However principally, he's my coach of the 12 months for preserving Max Duggan engaged and team-focused after selecting Chandler Morris to start out the season; for permitting Duggan to unleash his fury and fervour on each group the Horned Frogs have performed since. 

Underappreciated Coach of the 12 months: Kansas State's Chris Klieman

Klieman confirmed up at Okay-State in 2018 having gained 4 nationwide titles at FCS juggernaut North Dakota State. 

Since arriving in Manhattan, he is produced the nation’s finest all-purpose participant in Deuce Vaughn, who simply turned a two-time AP First Staff All-American. 

4 years into the job, he is made it his job to whoop Oklahoma’s behind and safe this system’s first Large 12 title in a decade — again when his present offensive coordinator, Collin Klein, was a quarterback at Okay-State — and gained 10 video games. He capped off the season with a win in opposition to the CFP-bound, 12-1 TCU Horned Frogs.

Underappreciated Unit of the 12 months: Iowa’s protection

That is a nationwide championship-caliber protection. The Hawkeyes ranked 14th in scoring protection, produced its first Butkus Award winner at school historical past in Jack Campbell, and held opponents to 13 factors or fewer 9 occasions in 12 video games.

With out the Hawkeyes protection, Iowa is not going bowling, not to mention profitable seven video games. And the protection has been that good for two-straight seasons. The Hawkeyes set a faculty file in 2021 and led the nation with 25 interceptions whereas creating 30 turnovers. 

Hawkeye defensive coordinator Phil Parker goes to be a head coach quickly — if he needs it. He is been at Iowa for over a decade. That sort of defensive prowess goes to ask athletic director to his entrance door.

Iowa clinches nail-biting win

Iowa clinches nail-biting win

Iowa's Jack Campbell intercepted a move from Athan Kaliamanis, which led to a key drive in a victory over Minnesota.

I Love School Award 

This award is for the faculty soccer gamers who make us really feel like they have been taking part in for a full decade. A previous nominee for this award would have included Utah wideout Britain Covey, who performed for the Utes from 2015 to 2021.

2022 nominees embrace UTSA quarterback Frank Harris, Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett and UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson.

Bennett might've gained it this season — Bennett and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had been each born in 1997. Thompson-Robinson turned the primary quarterback in FBS historical past to start out for 5 consecutive seasons. 

However this 12 months’s winner is Harris, who introduced he'd return for a file seventh season at UTSA. He handed for greater than 3,800 yards with 31 TDs, led the Street Runners to their second-straight C-USA title, and holds 34 college information. 

Diamond within the Tough: UAB RB DeWayne McBride 

McBride completed the common season because the FBS speeding champion, gaining a school-record 1,713 yards, a mark as soon as held by Jordan Howard. He is additionally the nation’s energetic chief in profession yards per rush with 7.3.

Put the cash within the bag!

Put the money in the bag!

RJ Younger talks about underappreciated models, the "I Love School Award," "Cash within the Bag," and extra.

Better of Cash within the Bag

1. Marshall at Notre Dame

The Herd had been 20.5-point underdogs, however beat ND 26-21 in South Bend — they took dwelling $1.25 million.

2. Appalachian State at Texas A&M

The Mountaineers had been 17.5-point underdogs, however beat the Aggies 17-14 in School Station — they took dwelling $1.5 million.

3. Center Tennessee at Miami

The Blue Raiders had been 26.5-point underdogs, however beat the Canes 45-31 on the Arduous Rock — they took dwelling $1.5 million. 

Rick Stockstill went on Nashville native radio, 104.5 The Zone, and gave us this quote: "They ran for 194 yards in opposition to Texas A&M, the quantity no matter group within the nation at this level. They ran for 68 in opposition to us. They averaged 1.6 yards per carry. They gave $1.5 million. We gave them 1.6 yards per carry." 

Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Miami, you been had. You been took. You been hoodwinked, bamboozled, led astray, run amok. That is what he does. 

The Herd, Aggies and Blue Raiders, put the shimmy within the shag. Combating Irish, Aggies and Canes, put the cash within the bag.

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RJ Younger is a nationwide faculty soccer author and analyst for FOX Sports activities and the host of the podcast "The Quantity One School Soccer Present." Observe him on Twitter at @RJ_Young and subscribe to "The RJ Younger Present" on YouTube.

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