I meant to get this posted yesterday...
Junior defensive tackle Jurrell Casey was named USC's Most Valuable Player at the team's annual banquet Sunday at the Galen Center.
Casey, a two-year starter for the Trojans who also earned All-Pac-10 First Team honors this season, led the team in sacks and tackles for a loss. He also won the defensive version of the Lineman of the Year award for the second consecutive season. The offensive linemen winner was junior Tyron Smith.
Both Smith and Casey are currently in the process of deciding whether or not to return to USC for their senior seasons or enter early into the 2011 NFL Draft.
Congrats to both!
Speaking of Smith...it is rumored that he will enter the NFL draft. I have seen it on Twitter and on one of the premium boards but no link as of yet.
Here are some pics of of the banquet from RipsIt...