ND Football: Echoes 18 Awards Banquet Wrap up

It’s awards time in college football. Last Wednesday evening Coach Kelly was announced as the Home Depot Coach of the Year.  This is his third time winning the award. Coach Kelly won the award once while in Cincinnati, and now twice at Notre Dame (2012 and 2018). While  Drue Tranquill won the Wueffel Trophy for community service. While Julian Love was a finalist for the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award,  he was named to the Walter Camp First Team Defense on December 6th. Nic Weishar was named Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain.  

The backdrop for the Echoes 18 awards banquet was the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  Friday evening was about celebrating the 2018 Seniors, Grad students and the magical season of the Notre Dame Football team.  There was no shortage of awards to pass out. There are 19 as a matter of fact. Culminating with MVP of the year.  The emcee for the evenings festivities was former Notre Dame Offensive Tackle Aaron Taylor. While at Notre Dame he was a two-time concensus First Team All-American in 1992 and 1993. Aaron is a Super Bowl Champion. Aaron was a member of the 1996 Green Bay Packers.

The #NDEchoes18 Awards

Irish Around The Bend

Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year


Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year

WOPU Player of the Year

Defensive Newcomer of the Year

Offensive Newcomer of the Year

Father Lange Iron Cross

Pietrosante Award

Moose Krause Defensive Lineman Award

Offensive Lineman of the Year

Rockne Student-Athlete Award

Special Teams Player of the Year

Defensive Impact Player

Offensive Impact Player of the Year

Back of the Year

Humble and Hungry Award

Next Man In

Defensive Player of the Year

Offensive Player of the Year

ND Monogram Club Most Valuable Player

Post ND Echoes 18 Interviews

Tyler Newsome

MVP Ian Book

Putting  A Bow on the ND Echoes 18 Awards

Despite all the individual awards given out on Friday night, These guys definitely know the definition of the word team. They hang out together, eat together and they all love the University of Notre Dame. I have never seen a group that is so bought into the process. Their one game at a time approach, their humbleness off the field, and their continual want to do better, are the characteristics you find in champions.  This team is so hungry to prove the doubters wrong. The best part is, they don’t care what the doubters think. 

#BeatClemson #justtakecareofbusiness ☘🏈⚡ Go Irish!

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