December 3, 2005

Calhoun named Badgers' MVP

MADISON, Wis. - University of Wisconsin junior running back Brian Calhoun was named the Badgers' most valuable player at the team's annual senior banquet Friday night.

Calhoun, who became just the second player in Big Ten history to notch at least 1,000 yards rushing and 500 yards receiving in one season, was selected by his teammates to receive the Jimmy Demetral Most Valuable Player Award.

Calhoun finished up the regular season with 1,423 yards and 21 touchdowns on the ground while he had 52 receptions for 563 yards and two touchdowns.

The banquet, which was held at the Marriott West Hotel, had several other awards presented throughout the evening. Here is a look at who else earned honors:

Scout Team Offense Player of the Year: Dion Foster

Scout Team Defense Player of the Year: Terrance Jamison

Rookie of the Year: Matthew Shaughnessy

Special Teams Award: Brandon Williams

Ivan B. Williamson Scholastic Award: Jason Pociask

Tom Wiesner Award: Joe Stellmacher

Jay Seiler Coaches' Appreciation Award: Joe Monty

Wayne Souza Coaches' Appreciation Award: Jonathan Orr and Jason Palermo

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