Marcus Reese And Mike Seidman Selected UCLA Football's Most Valuable Players

Dec. 15, 2002

Senior middle linebacker Marcus Reese and senior tight end Mike Seidman were selected winners of UCLA's Henry R. 'Red' Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player Sunday night at the 84th Annual UCLA Football Awards Banquet, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Reese, who led the Bruins with 95 tackles, was selected second-team All-Pacific-10 Conference in his first season as a starter. Seidman, a first-team All-Conference pick, was one of three finalists for the John Mackey award given to the nation's top tight end. He set a school record for tight ends with 631 receiving yards this season.

The complete list of winners:

Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player: Offense: lineman Robert Chai; Defense: lineman Kevin Harbour

Jack. R. Robinson Award for Highest Scholarship of a Senior Player: Offensive tackle Bryce Bohlander

N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership: Offense: tackle Mike Saffer; Defense: lineman Rusty Williams

Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player: Offense: guard Steve Vieira; Defense: lineman Steve Morgan

John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year: Offense: running back Tyler Ebell; Defense: linebacker Spencer Havner

Tommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player: punter/place kicker Nate Fikse

Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior: defensive back Ricky Manning, Jr.

George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player against USC: running back Manuel White

Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player against USC: lineman Sean Phillips

Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence: receiver Craig Bragg

Jerry Long 'Heart' Award: Offense: quarterback Cory Paus; Defense: lineman David Ball

Henry R. 'Red' Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player: Offense: tight end Mike Seidman; Defense: middle linebacker Marcus Reese

Team Captain Award: cornerback Ricky Manning, Jr., linebacker Marcus Reese, offensive tackle Mike Saffer, tight end Mike Seidman, defensive lineman Rusty Williams

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