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@MiamiHurricanes Host Canes Football Awards Show

Team held end-of-season awards show at Gusman Hall

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes football team held its 2013 Canes Football Awards Show on Saturday night at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall located inside the Frost School of Music.

Joe Zagacki, the "Voice of the Miami Hurricanes", served as the awards show’s emcee. The show opened with the top 13 plays of the 2013 season:

13.        Herb Waters’ end-around 63-yard TD run vs. FAU

12.        Stephen Morris connects with Allen Hurns for a 69-yard TD vs. Georgia Tech

11.        Shayon Green’s strip sack and Jimmy Gaines fumble recovery for a TD at USF

10.        Pat O’Donnell’s booming 71-yard punt vs. Virginia

9.          Clive Walford’s SportsCenter Top 10 one-handed catch vs. Wake Forest

8.          Stephen Morris to Stacy Coley for a 34-yard TD at USF

7.          Ladarius Gunter’s pick-6 vs. Georgia Tech

6.          Tyriq McCord’s strip sack and fumble recovery vs. Florida

5.          Denzel Perryman forced fumble recovered by Curtis Porter vs. Florida

4.          Artie Burns’ blocked FG and Ladarius Gunter TD return at North Carolina

3.          Tyriq McCord ferocious sack vs. Georgia Tech

2.          Denzel Perryman’s SportsCenter Top 10 tackle takedown of Wake Forest’s Dominique Gibson

1.          Stacy Coley’s 73-yard reverse for his third TD at Pitt

The Hurricanes coaching staff handed out 21 annual player awards. Freshman WR/KR Stacy Coley was named the team’s Newcomer of the Year; junior LB and Butkus Award semifinalist Denzel Perryman was named Defensive MVP, while senior OG and Senior Bowl participant Brandon Linder was named Offensive MVP.

Second-team All-America P Pat O’Donnell was named Special Teams MVP and senior WR Allen Hurns was awarded the Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player award.

Throughout the evening, several video messages from prominent #ProCanes were played for the team – Warren Sapp, Michael Irvin, Andre Johnson, Clinton Portis, Ed Reed, Jon Beason, Antrel Rolle, Devin Hester and Greg Olsen.

Senior QB Stephen Morris was the recipient of the Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation and Spirit. Senior DE Shayon Green received the Melching Leadership Award. Both awards are voted on by the team.

At the end of the night, head coach Al Golden thanked the senior class and all 25 seniors were presented with their framed jersey.

No. 25 Miami (9-3) will play No. 18/16 Louisville (11-1) in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando. Tickets, which are priced at $77 and $82, can be purchased through the UM Ticket Office online at, in-person at BankUnited Center (M-F 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) or by phone at 1-800-GO-CANES.

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AWARD                                                                                                      PLAYER

Hard Hitter Award                                                                                   Denzel Perryman

Mariutto Family Scholar-Athlete Award                                               Sean McNally

Community Service Man of the Year Award                                       Stephen Morris

Strength Training Athlete of the Year                                                   Jimmy Gaines

Albert Bentley Most Valuable Walk-On Award                                    Nantambu Fentress

Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player                                                   Asante Cleveland

Walt Kichefski Hurricane Award                                                          Maurice Hagens

University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero Award       Jared Wheeler

Training Room Comeback Player of the Year                                   Malcolm Lewis

Hurricane Media "Good Guy" Award                                                   AJ Highsmith

Captain's Awards                                                                                   Stephen Morris & Shayon Green

Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation & Spirit                            Stephen Morris

Melching Leadership Award                                                                 Shayon Green

U Respect Award                                                                                    Kacy Rodgers II

Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year                                            Keion Berry

Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year                                           Hugo Delapenha Jr.

Newcomer of the Year Award                                                                Stacy Coley

Defensive MVP                                                                                        Denzel Perryman

Offensive MVP                                                                                          Brandon Linder

Special Teams MVP                                                                                Pat O'Donnell

Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player                                             Allen Hurns