Moore, Bentley named finalists for Blanchard-Rogers trophy
South Carolina senior linebacker Skai Moore and sophomore quarterback Jake Bentley were named finalists for the Blanchard-Rogers Award Wednesday afternoon.
The award is given out by the SC Football Hall of Fame each year to the most outstanding collegiate player of the year that has South Carolina ties.
See the full release and list of finalists below:
Each fall the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame (SCFHOF) announces finalists for the Blanchard-Rogers Award presented by Hale’s Jewelers, which goes out to the most outstanding collegiate player of the year that has South Carolina ties. This year a total of 12 players have been named.
The SCFHOF allows its supporting members (anyone who purchases a membership, sports media, and its Boards and Executive Team) to vote annually for this award. Online voting at www.scfootballhof.org will close on December 11, 2017.
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The Blanchard-Rogers Trophy is awarded at the organization’s annual Enshrinement Banquet on April 19, 2018 in Greenville, SC. This past April, former Clemson standout quarterback Deshaun Watson was honored alongside Tony Blanchard (Doc Blanchard’s son), legendary Gamecock George Rogers, and Lucian Lee of Hale’s Jewelers with the inaugural trophy.
The Blanchard-Rogers Trophy is hand crafted by local artist Ryan Calloway of Creative Iron Works. This will be the fifth straight year the organization has honored the collegiate player of the year in its six-year history.
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Bentley, Jake (QB/South Carolina/Opelika, AL) SO:9 games, 1986 pass yds, 14 pass TDs, 6 INTs, 61.2% completion, 52 rush yds, 2 rush TDs, 2038 total yds, 16 total TDs
Blazejowski, P.J. (QB/Furman/St. Augustine, FL) SR:9 games, 1595 pass yds, 14 pass TDs, 3 INTs, 61.2% completion, 225 rush yds, 1 rush TD, 1820 total yds, 15 total TDs
Bryant, Austin (DE/Clemson/Pavo, GA) JR:9 games, 44 total tackles, 13.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 1 INT
Bryant, Kelly (QB/Clemson/Calhoun, SC) JR:9 games, 1778 pass yards, 7 pass TDs, 5 INTs, 66% completion, 548 rush yds, 9 rush TDs, 2326 total yds, 16 total TDs
Ellis, Anthony (DE/Charleston Southern/Apopka, FL) SR:9 games, 41 total tackles, 12.5 TFL, 8 sacks, 2 INT, 3 FF, 1 FR, 1 blocked kick
Ford, Poona (DT/Texas/Hilton Head, SC) SR:9 games, 24 total tackles, 4 TFL, .5 sack, 1 FF, 1 blocked kick, projected top 5 senior DT in 2018 NFL Draft
Leonard, Darius (LB/SC State/Lake View, SC) SR:8 games, 95 total tackles, 7 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 FF, 1 Defensive TD
Moore, Skai (LB/South Carolina/Cooper City, FL) SR:9 games, 67 tackles, 7 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 INTs, 1 Defensive TD
O’Daniel, Dorian (LB/Clemson/Olney, MD) SR:9 games, 79 total tackles, 9.5 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 INT, 1 FF, 2 Defensive TDs
Rudolph, Mason (QB/Oklahoma St./Rock Hill, SC) SR:9 games, 3314 pass yds, 27 pass TDs, 7 INTs, 64% completion, 47 rush yds, 7 rush TDs, 3361 total yds, 34 total TDs
Stoddard, Andre (RB/Wofford/Greenville, SC) SR:9 games, 668 rush yds, 12 rush TDs
Wilcox, Antonio (RB/Furman/Fitzgerald, GA) SR: 9 games, 575 rush yds, 10 rush TDs, 46 receiving yards, 1 receiving TDs, 621 total yds, 11 total TDs
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