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Sun Devils Honor Players at Awards Banquet

The Arizona State Sun Devils celebrated their 2021 season with head coach Herm Edwards on Sunday at their annual awards banquet, handing out honors to deserving players who went above and beyond this year.
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On Sunday, the Arizona State Sun Devils celebrated another season in the books with their annual awards banquet. 

It's a chance for the team to look back on the season they had prior to playing in their bowl game, enjoying a meal with each other and ultimately honoring team captains and handing out awards that are voted on and selected by Arizona State players. 

Now that the Sun Devils know their bowl destination, preparations begin in search for win No. 9 this season. 

Many players will now do so with well-earned honors from their peers. 

Sun Devils Honor Players at Awards Banquet

Winners of the Frank Kush Captains Award: Linebacker Kyle Soelle, cornerback Chase Lucas, tight end Case Hatch, quarterback Jayden Daniels, linebacker Darien Butler and running back Rachaad White.

Other awards handed out:

Linebacker Darien Butler

  • Mike Haynes Defensive MVP
  • Ron Pritchard Outstanding Linebacker

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Running Back Rachaad White

  • Frank Kush Team MVP 
  • Danny White Offensive MVP
  • Wilford "Whizzer" White Outstanding Running Back

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Linebacker Eric Gentry

  • Bill Kajikawa Outstanding Freshman Player

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Offensive Tackle Kellen Diesch

  • Tim Landers Iron Man Award

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Defensive End Michael Matus

  • Pat Tillman Outstanding Academic Achievement

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Tight End Curtis Hodges

  • Levi Jones Most Improved Player

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Linebacker Connor Soelle

  • Babe Alex Demon Special Teams MVP

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Defensive Tackle D.J. Davidson

  • Curley Culp Outstanding Defensive Lineman

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Offensive Guard LaDarius Henderson

  • Randall McDaniel Outstanding Offensive Lineman

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Wide Receiver Ricky Pearsall

  • John Jefferson Outstanding Receiver

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Defensive Back DeAndre Pierce

  • Darren Woodson Outstanding Secondary

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Offensive Lineman Kolbe Stuckwisch

  • McBurney Offensive Scout Team MVP

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Linebacker Xavier Steele

  • Glen Hawkins Defensive Scout Team MVP

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The Sun Devils will play the Wisconsin Badgers on Thursday, Dec. 30 in the Las Vegas Bowl at Allegiant Stadium.