Army football banquet awards

Army football held its banquet on Friday, Feb. 7. Here are a list of awards that were handed out:

Creighton W. Abrams Memorial Awardpresented to the team captains

Senior linebacker Cole Christiansen; senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr.; senior cornerback Elijah Riley

LTG Garrison Davidson Awardpresented to the graduating senior who maintains the highest military grade

Senior defensive lineman Jacob Ellington

Major William C. Whitehead Jr. Memorial Award: presented to graduating member of the Army Football Team with the highest class standing

Senior place kicker David Cooper

Thomas West Hammond Memorial Awardpresented to the outstanding lineman for the season

Senior defensive lineman Rod Stoddard

COL James B. Gillespie Memorial Awardpresented to the player who displays outstanding dedication, unfailing performance and consistently contributes to the Army Football Team

Senior defensive lineman Jacob Covington

COL Joel B. “Dopey” Stephens Awardpresented to the outstanding football player on the offensive and defensive scout team

Sophomore offensive lineman Daniel Parrish; senior defensive lineman Jack Hough

Anthony Miller Coaching Staff Awardpresented to the team’s most inspirational player

Junior fullback Sandon McCoy

Army Lifter of the Year Award: presented by the Army strength staff to a player who performed at a high-level in the weight room

Senior fullback Connor Slomka


1LT Chase Prasnicki Memorial Awardpresented to the First Class Cadet on the Army Football Team who embodies the characteristics of 1LT Steven Chase Prasnicki, Class of 2010, who was killed in action in June, 2012.  Prasnicki’s sacrifice epitomized the values of loyalty, selfless service, and teamwork taught by both the United States Army and the United States Military Academy.  Prasnicki was always a team player, continuously putting the needs of the team above his own personal goals and serves as a role model for all past, current, and future Army Football Players

Senior punter Zach Potter

Black Lion Awardawarded for Leadership, Courage, Devotion, and Selfless Service

Senior offensive lineman Jack Sides

COL Thruston Hughes Memorial Awardpresented to the Most Valuable Player on the team

Senior cornerback Elijah Riley

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