Dec. 11, 2004
Junior linebacker Spencer Havner and sophmore running back Maurice Drew were selected winners of UCLA's Henry R. "Red" Sanders Award for Most Valuable Player at the 86th Annual UCLA Football Awards Banquet, held on campus at Covel Commons Saturday evening.
Havner, who ranks seventh (tied) in the nation in total tackles (11.36 avg.), was a second-team All-American and a semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi and Butkus awards. Drew, who rushed for a school record 322 yards and five touchdowns in a win over Washington this season, leads the Bruins in rushing (881 yards) and ranks eighth on the school single season all-purpose yards list with 1,431 yards.
The complete list of winners:
Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Players: Offense: quarterback Patrick Cowan and running back Justin Sieber; Defense: Linebacker Christian Taylor and lineman Nathaniel Skaggs Jack. R. Robinson Award for Highest Scholarship of a Senior Player: fullback Steve Seigel
Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior: cornerback Matt Clark and punter Chris Kluwe
George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player against USC: receiver Junior Taylor
Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player against USC: defensive tackle Kevin Brown
Paul I. Wellman Memorial Award for All-Around Excellence: running back Manuel White, Jr. and receiver Craig Bragg