DeAndre Hopkins, Morgan Roberts, Giff Timothy, Rod McDowell double up on spring awards

Defensive back Travis Blanks honored as 'impact freshman'

Clemson tight end Brandon Ford catches a ball before getting tackled by safety Travis Blanks, middle, and Jonathan Meeks, in the second quarter of the Orange and White spring game in Memorial Stadium in Clemson.

Photo by Ken Ruinard

Clemson tight end Brandon Ford catches a ball before getting tackled by safety Travis Blanks, middle, and Jonathan Meeks, in the second quarter of the Orange and White spring game in Memorial Stadium in Clemson.

Dabo Swinney announced the winners of Clemson Spring Game awards during halftime of the Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Below is a list of the awards that were presented.

Most Improved Awards

Quarterback: Morgan Roberts

Running Back: Roderick McDowell

Wide Receiver: DeAndre Hopkins

Offensive Lineman: Gifford Timothy

Tight End: Stanton Seckinger

Defensive Tackle: Grady Jarrett

Defensive End: Vic Beasley

Linebacker: Lateek Townsend

Cornerback: Darius Robinson

Safety: Xavier Brewer

Impact Freshman of the Spring: Travis Blanks

Kicker/Specialist: Chandler Catanzaro

Offensive Walk-On: Matt Porter

Defensive Walk-On: Dante Stewart

Special Awards from 2011 Season

Joe Francis Football Leadership Award: Dwayne Allen

Renwick Flanders Most Improved Player: Chandler Catanzaro

Edisto Clemson Club Offensive MVP of USC Game: Andre Ellington

IFC Defensive Player of USC Game: Rashard Hall

Bank of America-Hamilton Offensive MVP: Tajh Boyd

Morrow Defensive MVP: Andre Branch

Danny Ford Scholarship Award: Dawson Zimmerman

Strength Training 'Top Performers' Awards

Offensve Guards and Centers: Kalon Davis

Offensive Tackles: Gifford Timothy

Tight Ends: Darrell Smith

Wide Receivers: DeAndre Hopkins

Running Backs: Rod McDowell

Quarterbacks: Morgan Roberts

Defensive Ends: Corey Crawford

Defensive Tackles: Josh Watson

Linebackers: Justin Parker

Defensive Backs: Jonathan Meeks

Snappers/Punters/Kickers: Michael Sobeski

Top Reserve Performers

Offense: Wes Forbush

Defense: Collins Mauldin

Next Level Performance Champions

Power Group: Patrick Destefano - Offensive Line

Big Skill Group: Spencer Shuey - Linebackers

Skill and Specialist Group: Sam Van Gieson - snapper

Power Hour Dedication Award

Ryan Norton

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