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USC Football Banquet: Leonard Williams Named Trojan MVP

The banquet wrapped up a wild 2014 regular season campaign.

Cody Kessler was right up near the top, winning the Leadership Award.
Cody Kessler was right up near the top, winning the Leadership Award.
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Most Valuable Player: defensive end Leonard Williams

Most Inspirational Player: tight end Randall Telfer

Trojan Way Leadership Award: quarterback Cody Kessler

Trojan Commitment Award: inside linebacker Hayes Pullard

Linemen of the Year: center Max Tuerk (offense), defensive end Leonard Williams (defense)

Perimeter Players of the Year: wide receiver Nelson Agholor (offense), safety-outside linebacker Su’a Cravens (defense)

Special Teams Player of the Year: outside linebacker Quinton Powell

Service Team Players of the Year: quarterback Jalen Greene (offense), inside linebacker Reuben Peters (defense)

Jack Oakie "Rise and Shine" Award (year’s longest run): tailback Buck Allen (53 yards vs. Arizona State)

Player of the Game vs. Notre Dame: quarterback Cody Kessler

Howard Jones/Football Alumni Club Academic Award (overall academic achievement): quarterback Anthony Neyer

Bob Chandler Award (underclassman with outstanding athletic ability, academic achievement and character): offensive tackle Chad Wheeler

John McKay Award (underclassman with the most competitive spirit): wide receiver JuJu Smith

Joe Collins Walk-on Award: placekicker Alex Wood

Chris Carlisle Courage Award: outside linebacker J.R. Tavai

Community Service Award: tight end Chris Willson

Lifters Award: quarterback Max Browne, inside linebacker Anthony Sarao

Team Captains: quarterback Cody Kessler, inside linebacker Hayes Pullard, wide receiver Nelson Agholor, center Max Tuerk, defensive end Leonard Williams