Monday, December 10, 2012
Recapping the Notre Dame Awards show
By Matt Fortuna
Befitting a season seemingly from the past, Notre Dame made the theme for its Friday night awards banquet "The Echoes."
Seventeen "Echoes" were handed out at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center by the entire Notre Dame staff, including the team MVP echo to Manti Te'o, who accepted the award live via satellite from atop 30 Rock in New York. Te'o was for the Heisman Trophy presentation the following night.
The highlights of the night: Matthias Farley's bowtie, Theo Riddick's Armani belt and Louis Nix's brief acceptance speech: "I'd like to thank my mom. She had a beautiful son and he's here today." The senior parents' video was a hit for the second straight year as well.
Here's a list of the night's winners:
Offensive scout team player of the year, presented by offensive GA Bill Brechin Winner: Nick Fitzpatrick (also nominated: Bruce Heggie, William Mahone)