MARQUETTE, Mich. – Fred Wells went home with three awards from the annual Northern Michigan University Football Banquet Sunday (April 20). He picked up the Team MVP, Outstanding Special Teams Player and the Most Valuable Wide Receiver Awards.
Wells, a second team all-GLIAC pick for 2007, led team with 724 receiving yards. He caught seven touchdown passes for the season. On the ground, Wells had 82 yards on 10 carries with a score. Wells had 38 kickoff returns for 776 yards (20.4 avg). For the 2007 season, Wells had 1,582 all-purpose yards.
Offensive lineman Nicholas Owens was named the recipient of the Most Improved Award.
For the defensive unit the winners of the awards were: Tyler Larson, Most Valuable Defensive Lineman; Nicholas Bloch, Most Valuable Linebacker; and Jonathon Hoggard, Most Valuable Defensive Back.
Larson ended the 2007 campaign with 40 total tackles (18 solo and 22 assisted), five-and-a-half tackles-for-loss and one-and-a-half sacks. Bloch, a second team all-GLIAC pick for 2007, led the team with 95 total tackles (48 solo and 47 assisted), 10.5 tackles-for-loss (team high), three-and-a-half sacks (team high) and an interception. Hoggard had 38 total tackles (25 solo and 13 assisted), a half a tackle-for-loss and an interception.
Wells picked up one of the offense awards as the other two went to Jack Rustman, Most Valuable Offensive Lineman and Mark Bossuah, Most Valuable Running Back. Bossuah, a first-team all-GLIAC selection for 2007, led the Wildcats with 1,285 yards on 228 carries. He scored a team-high 12 touchdowns on the ground. He also hauled in five passes for 37 yards.
The Most Outstanding Freshman Award was given to Andrew Strobel. He ended the 2007 season with 38 total tackles (25 solo and 13 assisted) and an interception. The Most Outstanding Scout player awards went to Matt Blanchard on offense and Trevor Fiege on defense.
Vincent Church was named the Most Inspirational Player.
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