BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Junior defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick was named the University of Alabama football’s team’s MVP and a captain for the 2017 season on Sunday evening.
Also named permanent captains were senior center Bradley Bozeman, senior linebacker Rashaan Evans and senior linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton. Per Crimson Tide tradition, they’ll all have their names, handprints and footprints set in concrete at Denny Chimes on campus during the spring A-Day celebration.
Both the MVP and captains honors are voted on by players.
The team held its annual awards banquet at the Birmingham Sheraton. Earlier Sunday, the Crimson Tide landed a spot in the College Football Playoff semifinals and will face Clemson in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.
The complete list of award winners:
Unsung Hero Award: Ronnie Clark, Josh Jacobs, Dylan Moses, Jamey Mosley, Mack Wilson
Outstanding Senior Scholar: Bradley Bozeman, Shaun Dion Hamilton
Commitment to Academic Excellence Award: Keith Holcombe, Brandon Kennedy, Joshua McMillon, Chris Owens, Richie Petitbon, Jonah Williams
Iron Man Award: Joshua Frazier, Cam Sims, Quinnen Williams, Matt Womack
Most Inspiring Player: Shaun Dion Hamilton
Pat Trammel Award (Integrity, Character, Importance of Academics and Inspirational Leadership): Robert Foster, J.C. Hassenauer
Outstanding Defensive Performer: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Ronnie Harrison, Da’Ron Payne, Levi Wallace
Up-Front Award: Isaiah Buggs, Lester Cotton Sr., Da’Shawn Hand, Jonah Williams
Defensive Achievement Award: Anthony Averett, Raekwon Davis, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Anfernee Jennings
Offensive Achievement Award: Bradley Bozeman, Hale Hentges, Ross Pierschbacher, Bo Scarbrough
President’s Award (perseverance): Rashaan Evans, Damien Harris, Hootie Jones, Irv Smith Jr.
Jefferson County Distinguished Alumnus Award: Brodie Croyle
Special Teams Player of the Year Award: Keaton Anderson, Tony Brown, Keith Holcombe, Andy Pappanastos, JK Scott
Offensive Player of the Year Award: Damien Harris, Jalen Hurts, Calvin Ridley
Defensive Player of the Year Award: Rashaan Evans, Ronnie Harrison, Da’Ron Payne
Most Valuable Player Award: Minkah Fitzpatrick
Captain Awards: Bradley Bozeman, Rashaan Evans, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Shaun Dion Hamilton