This week our roundtable panelists give us their player and coach awards for the 2014 season.
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Offensive Player of the Year: My pick for this award is Michael Brewer. Yes, he had some games that were just downright brutal. He arguably cost us a win or two. But he also seemed to single-handedly will us to bookend wins against Ohio State and UVA. And lost in the 6-6 season is that he has the sixth-highest season passing total of any Hokie QB.
Defensive Player of the Year: I can’t see how I can give it to anyone outside of Chase Williams. Our season went south the moment he went out against Pittsburgh, it seemed, and his play against UVA showed just how much he’d been missed. I think Andrew Motuapoaka (and yes, I just spelled that without looking) will be a great, great player for the Hokies, but the dropoff this year was astronomical. And that’s more a testament to the level of play Chase Williams brought to the table.
Offensive Rookie of the Year: This is like asking “Which gold bar looks shiniest?” You can’t go wrong wherever you look. But I’m going to go with Bucky Hodges. Whenever we needed a big play, he seemed to make it. I can’t wait to watch his continued growth.
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