Quarterback Ben Chappell won the Anthony Thompson MVP award at Indiana's football banquet Sunday. Chappell completed 302-of-483 passes (62.5 percent) for 3,295 yards with 24 touchdowns, three rushing touchdowns, nine interceptions, 274.6 yards per game and a 132.5 passing efficiency this season. He set the school's single-season completions, passing yardage and attempts records, and finished second in passing touchdowns, total offense (3,309) and completion percentage.
He led the Big Ten in passing yardage, passing yardage per game, completions and attempts, finished third in total offense (275.8), touchdowns and TD-interception ratio, and ended up fourth in points responsible for (13.5). Nationally, Chappell ranked fourth in attempts, sixth in completions, 12th in passing yardage, 14th in passing yardage per game, tied for 21st in touchdowns, 22nd in total offense and tied for 28th in points responsible.
IU also received $100,000 from an anonymous donor to name the defensive linemen meeting room in memory of Bill Phillips, Sr., presented on behalf of the 2010 freshman class. The father of IU tight end Paul Phillips, Phillips died in a plane crash in Alaska in August. Phillips was a defensive lineman at the University of Evansville.
Here is the complete list of award winners.
2010 INDIANA FOOTBALL AWARDS
Anthony Thompson MVP Award – Ben Chappell
Pete Schmidt "Team Above Self" Award – Mitchell Evans
Al Barsch "Hang Tough" Award – Terrance Thomas and Richard Council
Don Howell "Outstanding Offensive Lineman" Award – James Brewer
Chris Dal Sasso "Outstanding Defensive Lineman" Award – Adam Replogle
Corby Davis Memorial Award – Trea Burgess
Ted Verlihay "Mental Attitude and Loyalty" Award – Jamie Lukaszewski
Ted Whereatt "Senior Academic Excellence" Award – Ben Chappell
Howard Brown Award – Terrance Turner
Harold Mauro Award – Tyler Replogle
Terry P. Cole "Impact Player" Award – Jeff Thomas and Mitch Ewald
Ben Chappell and Tyler Replogle
Hoosier Big Play Maker Awards
Offense – Damarlo Belcher and Tandon Doss
Defense – Darius Johnson
Special Teams – Mitch Ewald
Scout of the Year Awards
Offense – Austin Ahrens, Cody Evers and Paul Phillips
Defense – Chase Hoobler, Ishmael Thomas
Special Teams – Matt Zakrzewski
One-Play Warrior Club
Trea Burgess, Griffen Dahlstrom, Tandon Doss, Matt Ewald, Greg Heban, Kofi Hughes, Jeff Sanders, Chad Sherer, Jeff Thomas and Nick Turner
Senior Manager Awards
Jack Kilduff, Justin Kurtz, Alex Peck, Jeff Sprunger, Carter Uebelhoer and Andrew Waggoner