Dec. 7, 1997
Shaw, Newberry and Whiting Earn Awards at Cal Football Team Banquet
Cal wide receiver Bobby Shaw was named Cal's Most Valuable Player during the team's annual football banquet Sunday night at H's Lordships Restaraunt in Berkeley.
Shaw, who set school records with 75 catches and 1,093 yards, also won an award for community service.
Other notable award winners were senior defensive tackle Brandon Whiting, who won the Brick Muller Award for most valuable lineman on defense and the Joe Roth Award for courage, attitude and sportsmanship, and junior center Jeremy Newberry who was the Brick Muller Award winner for most valuable offensive lineman as well as the Stub Allison Award for most inspirational player.
Shaw, Newberry and Whiting were selected by their teammates as captains for the 1997 season.
Bear Backer Award (Most Valuable Player) Bobby Shaw Ken Cotton Award (Most Courageous Player) Kursten Sheridan Brick Muller Award (Most Valuable Linemen) Jeremy Newberry (offense), Brandon Whiting (defense) Joe Roth Award (Courage, Attitude & Sportsmanship) Brandon Whiting Bob Tessier (Most Imporved Lineman) Brian Shields Stub Allison Award (Most Inspirational Player) Jeremy Newberry Scott Duncan Award (Most Valuable Special Teams Player) John McLaughlin Bob Simmons Award (Most Valuable Freshman) Marcus Fields Dink Artal Award (Player Best Exemplifying Cal Spirit) Matt Beck Clint Evans Award (Most Intense Freshman) Andre Carter Cort Majors Award (Captains) Brandon Whiting, Bobby Shaw, Jeremy Newberry Berkeley Breakfast Club Award (Outstanding Big Game Player) Dameane Douglas Everett Merriman Award (Commitment to Community Service) John Rice, Bobby Shaw Andy Smith Award (Most Playing Time) Sekou Sanyika Andrew Latham Smith Scholarship (Senior Academic Excellence) Yauger Willliams Ken Harvey Award (Academic Commitment & Improvement) Bruce Kelly Big Hit Award (Most Big Hits of the Season) Marquis Smith Frank Stoment Award (Outstanding Student-Athlete from So. California) Don Smith Stength Awards Brandon Whiting (Stongest Bear) Scott Fujita (Most Improved Lifter)