If you made a significant contribution, chances are you were leaving with hardware Wednesday night as the Washington Huskies celebrated their end-of-the-year team banquet at the downtown Westin Hotel.
Quarterback Jake Locker, the junior from Ferndale, captured the Guy Flaherty Award – the program's oldest and most prestigious honor – as the team's most inspirational player.
Running back Chris Polk received the team offensive MVP nod, linebacker Donald Butler was the best defender and placekicker Erik Folk took the honor for special teams.
Senior Daniel Te'o-Nesheim was the only repeat winner as the Walt Rising defensive lineman of the year at defensive end, and Wilson High's Desmond Trufant captured the Travis Spring outstanding freshman honor.
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2009 Washington Football Awards
Guy Flaherty Most InspirationalJake Locker 950 KJR Most Valuable Offensive PlayerChris Polk 950 KJR Most Valuable Defensive PlayerDonald Butler 950 KJR Most Valuable Special Teams PlayerErik Folk 101 Club Academic AwardPaul Homer John P. Angel Offensive Lineman of the YearSenio Kelemete L. Wait Rising Defensive Lineman of the YearDaniel Te’o-Nesheim Earle T. Glant Tough HuskyMason Foster Chuck Niemi Big Hit AwardVictor Aiyewa Tyee Sports Council Community Service AwardDesmond Davis Bob Jarvis Offensive Scout Squad MVPKeith Price Mark Drennan Defensive Scout Squad MVPTim Tucker Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Squad MVPCole Sager Travis Spring Most Outstanding FreshmanDesmond Trufant
Husky Fever 12th Man AwardJason Wells Weight Lifting AwardsOffense: Ryan TolarDefense: Daniel Te'o-NesheimConstruction Crew: Tobias Togi Apple Cup Big Play of the GameJermaine Kearse Kurt P. Gegner Memorial AwardJoseph WoodElise Becker