UCLA Player Awards Announced

Nov. 25, 2003

Senior defensive end Dave Ball and junior wide receiver Craig Bragg were selected winners of UCLA's Henry R. 'Red' Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player at the 85th Annual UCLA Football Awards Banquet, held Tuesday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Ball, who leads the nation with 16.5 quarterback sacks, is a first-team All-American and a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski, Rotary Lombardi and Ted Hendricks awards. Bragg, who has led the Bruins in receiving for three straight years, made 68 receptions for 994 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season.

The complete list of winners:

Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player: Offense: running back Derrick Williams; Defense: defensive back Trey Brown

Jack. R. Robinson Award for Highest Scholarship of a Senior Player: cornerback Keith Short

N.N. Sugarman Award for Best Leadership: Offense: running back Manuel White Jr.; Defense: linebacker Brandon Chillar

Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player: Offense: center Robert Chai; Defense: cornerback Keith Short

John Boncheff, Jr. Memorial Award for Rookie of the Year: running back Maurice Drew

Tommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player: linebacker Nick Carey

Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior: linebacker Brandon Chillar

George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player against USC: running back Maurice Drew

Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player against USC: defensive end Dave Ball

Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence: defensive end Mat Ball

Jerry Long 'Heart' Award: defensive linemen Rodney Leisle and Asi Faoa

Henry R. 'Red' Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player: Offense: wide receiver Craig Bragg; Defense: defensive end Dave Ball

Team Captain Award: defensive end Dave Ball, wide receiver Craig Bragg, linebacker Brandon Chillar, running back Manuel White Jr.

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