Just in from the University of Miami:
The Hurricanes had their annual awards ceremony on Sunday night at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall located inside the Frost School of Music.
Former Miami offensive lineman and current analyst on the Hurricane Sports Radio Network, Don Bailey, served as the awards show’s emcee. The show opened with the top 10 plays of the 2015 season:
2015 Miami Hurricanes Top 10 Plays
10. Kicker Michael Badgley ties a school record with a 57-yard field goal vs. Georgia Tech.
9. Safety Jamal Carter forces a fumble following a big hit during the Hurricanes’ trip to FAU.
8. Cornerback Artie Burns hauls in an interception near the endzone against Nebraska.
7. Wide receiver Rashawn Scott drags in his foot for a first half score at Pittsburgh to give Miami a 17-0 lead.
6. Cornerback Corn Elder’s interception and kicker Michael Badgley’s game-winning kick in overtime hand Miami a thrilling 36-33 win.
5. Wide receiver Stacy Coley gives Miami a 24-23 lead at Florida State following a diving grab in the endzone.
4. Running back Mark Walton breaks three tackles en route to an a second half touchdown in the rain against Georgia Tech.
3. Defensive lineman Ufomba Kamalu strips the ball then races to the endzone against Georgia Tech.
2. Wide receiver Rashawn Scott hauls in an incredible 58-yard touchdown reception against Florida State.
1. Miami cornerback Corn Elder’s 75-yard touchdown run over Duke hands the Hurricanes one of the most memorable victories in school history.
And the award winners...
Hard Hitter Award
Kelly UTough Award (New award)
The Mariutto Family
Scholar Athlete Award
Community Service Man of the Year Award
Strength Training Athlete of the Year
(excellence in off season conditioning)
Albert Bentley Most Valuable
Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player
(co-most improved player)
Walt Kichefski Hurricane Award
(Commitment, Consistency, Work Ethic)
U of Miami Sports Hall of Fame
Unsung Hero Award
Comback Player of the Year
Hurricane Media "Good Guy" Award
Plumer Award for (Team Vote)
Leadership, Motivation & Spirit
Melching Leadership Award (Team Vote)
U Respect Award
Scout Team Player of the Year - Offense
Scout Team Player of the Year - Defense
Newcomer of the Year Award
Defensive Most Valuable Player
Offensive Most Valuable Player
Special Teams MVP
Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player
At the end of the night, interim head coach Larry Scott thanked the senior class and all 19 seniors were presented with their framed jersey.
The Hurricanes closed the regular season by winning four of their last five games and finished with an 8-4 overall record and a 5-3 mark in the ACC. Miami will take on Washington State in the 2015 Hyundai Sun on Saturday, December 26. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.