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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Te'o-Nesheim Earns Five Awards at UW Football Dinner

Dec. 11, 2008

SEATTLE - Junior defensive end Daniel Te'o-Nesheim earned several of the most prestigious honors, including the Guy Flaherty Award, at the Husky football team's postseason awards dinner. The dinner, which included coaches, players and family, was held Thursday evening at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle.

Te'o-Nesheim, from Waikola, Hawai'i, was also named the Sports Radio 950 KJR Most Outstanding Defensive Player and won both the John P. Angel College Club Outstanding Defensive Lineman of the Year (for the second year in a row) and the L. Wait Rising Lineman of the Year Awards. The Flaherty Award, named after its first winner in 1908, is Washington's oldest and most prestigious individual award.

Sophomore wide receiver D'Andre Goodwin (Pacoima, Calif.) was named the team's offensive MVP while sophomore linebacker Mason Foster (Seaside, Calif.), who finished the regular season as the Pac-10 co-leader in tackles, won the defensive MVP award.

Washington's MVP awards are voted on by members of the team.

Te'o-Nesheim was also honored as two of the team's four captains, along with seniors Juan Garcia (Yakima, Wash.), Michael Gottlieb (Mercer Island, Wash.), and Johnie Kirton (Everett, Wash.).

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