Dec. 15, 2002
Senior middle linebacker Marcus Reese and senior tight end Mike Seidman were selected winners of UCLA's Henry R. "Red" Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player Sunday night at the 84th Annual UCLA Football Awards Banquet, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Reese, who led the Bruins with 95 tackles, was selected second-team All-Pacific-10 Conference in his first season as a starter. Seidman, a first-team All-Conference pick, was one of three finalists for the John Mackey award given to the nation's top tight end. He set a school record for tight ends with 631 receiving yards this season.
The complete list of winners:
Jack. R. Robinson Award for Highest Scholarship of a Senior Player: Offensive tackle Bryce Bohlander
Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player: Offense: guard Steve Vieira; Defense: lineman Steve Morgan
Tommy Prothro Award for Outstanding Special Teams Player: punter/place kicker Nate Fikse
Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior: defensive back Ricky Manning, Jr.
George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player against USC: running back Manuel White
Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player against USC: lineman Sean Phillips
Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence: receiver Craig Bragg
Jerry Long "Heart" Award: Offense: quarterback Cory Paus; Defense: lineman David Ball