Dec. 4, 2011
Punter Ryan Quigley earned Boston College football's highest honor - the Scanlan Award - and junior linebacker Luke Kuechly earned the William J. Flynn Coaches award as Boston College's Most Valuable Player prior to being surprised by guest presenter Dick Butkus with the Butkus Award as the nation's premier linebacker, to headline the honorees at the 2011 Boston College football awards banquet on Sunday at the Sheraton Hotel in Needham, Mass.
The Thomas F. Scanlan Award is presented to the senior who best exemplifies the ideals of Tom Scanlan; scholar, athlete, gentleman and friend. Quigley, a four-year starter from Little River, S.C., is the school's career record holder and single-season record holder for punts.
Junior defensive end Max Holloway earned the Gridiron Club Award as the student-athlete who always displays the determination, enthusiasm and spirit expected from a BC football player on and off the field.
Senior center Mark Spinney earned the Unsung Hero Award and junior tight end Chris Pantale captured the Coaches' Award, decided upon by head coach Frank Spaziani and his staff. Senior tight end Lars Anderson earned the Paul Cavanaugh Award; senior defensive back Donnie Fletcher captured the Jay McGillis Scholarship Award; senior linebacker Will Thompson earned the Special Teams Award and Nick Lifka and Zach Wolfe shared the Scout Team Award.