FAU named defensive end Trey Hendrickson its Team MVP on Sunday, eight days following the final game of the Owls’ season.
Facing double and triple teams on most every play, Hendrickson still managed 9.5 sacks, 15 tackles for loss and a career-high 50 tackles.
A true multi-threat, Hendrickson became a lead blocker on goal line and short yardage situations during the second half of the season. He’s also tied for the lead nationally in blocked kicks with four.
Hendrickson’s 29.5 career sacks nearly double the total of any previous FAU player. He’s also the program’s all-time leader in tackles for loss with 42.5.
The announcement came as part of a banquet honoring the 15 graduating seniors. FAU, which relieved Charlie Partridge of his head coaching duties one week ago, elected not to host the traditional end-of-year banquet for the entire team.
The Owls selected sophomore linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair and his 113 tackles as their Defensive MVP. Center Dillon DeBoer, who held together an offensive line wrecked with injuries, played every snap this season on his way to earning Offensive MVP honors. Punter Dalton Schomp was the Special Teams MVP.
Here’s the complete list of award winners:
- Team MVP – Trey Hendrickson
- Offensive MVP – Dillon DeBoer
- Defensive MVP – Azeez Al-Shaair
- Special Teams MVP – Dalton Schomp
- OL Hammer Award – Antonyo Woods
- Ramon Rickards Bone Award – Jalen Young
- Comeback Player of the Year – Roman Fernandez
- Newcomer of the Year – “Motor” Devin Singletary
- Special Team Scout MVP – Jessie Howanitz
- Offensive Scout Team MVP – James Charles
- Defensive Scout Team MVP – Anthony Bennett
- Iron Man of the Year – Buddy Howell and Antonyo Woods
- Howard Schnellenberger Community Outreach Award – Shalom Ogbonda
- Student-Athlete of the Year – Tyler Cameron