Michael Pittman Voted MVP At USC Awards Banquet
USC announced its 2019 team awards Sunday at its annual banquet. Senior wide receiver Michael Pittman was voted MVP. The All-American candidate and Biletnikoff finalist leads the Trojans with 95 receptions for 1,222 yards and 11 touchdowns. That's already tied for the fifth most catches in a season in school history.
Here's the complete list of winners:
Most Valuable Player: wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.
Most Inspirational Player: inside linebacker John Houston Jr.
Trojan Way Leadership Award: wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown
Trojan Commitment Award: defensive lineman Christian Rector
Linemen of the Year: offensive guard Alijah Vera-Tucker (offense), defensive lineman Jay Tufele (defense)
Perimeter Players of the Year: wide receiver Tyler Vaughns (offense), safeties Talanoa Hufanga and Isaiah Pola-Mao (defense)
Special Teams Player of the Year: placekicker Chase McGrath
Service Team Players of the Year: tight ends Sean Mahoney and Scott Voigt (offense) and inside linebackers Matt Bayle and Grant Jones (defense)
Player of the Game vs. UCLA: quarterback Kedon Slovis
Howard Jones/Football Alumni Club Academic Award (overall academic achievement): offensive guard Jacob Daniel
Bob Chandler Award (underclassman with outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement and character): tight end Erik Krommenhoek
John McKay Award (player with the most competitive spirit): offensive tackle Drew Richmond
Joe Collins Walk-on Award: tailback Quincy Jountti
Chris Carlisle Courage Award: offensive tackle Austin Jackson
Jack Oakie “Rise and Shine” Award (player who best embodies the Fight On spirit): quarterback Matt Fink
Community Service Award: wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr.
Lifters Award: wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., tailback Quincy Jountti
Captains: inside linebackers John Houston Jr. and Jordan Iosefa, wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr., defensive lineman Christian Rector