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Football standouts among Sullivan Finalists College football standouts Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, and Vince Young are among 10 finalists up for this year’s Sullivan Award, annually presented to the n
Published: 3/6/2006 2:52:55 PM

Football standouts among Sullivan Finalists

College football standouts Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, and Vince Young are among 10 finalists up for this year’s Sullivan Award, annually presented to the nation’s top amateur athlete. Bush, the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner, Southern Cal teammate Leinart, the 2004 Heisman winner, and Texas QB Vince Young, MVP of the 2006 Rose Bowl, this year’s BCS National Championship Game, will compete with seven others for the honor on April 12 in New York. Previous recipients of the Sullivan Award include the NFF's 1997 Draddy Trophy recipient Peyton Manning (1997), 1993 Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward (1993) and 1959 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Doc Blanchard (1945).

Falkenstein wraps up distinguished career

Longtime Kansas broadcaster Max Falkenstein called his final KU sporting event last week during a Jayhawks men’s basketball victory. Falkenstein, the voice of the Jayhawks for 60 years, called 650 football games and another 1,700 men’s basketball games during his illustrious career. In 1998, Falkenstein received The National Football Foundation’s Chris Schenkel award annually presented to an outstanding college football announcer.

Another honor for Darrell Royal

Legendary Texas Coach Darrell Royal received the Maxwell Football Club’s 17th Annual Reds Bagnell Award for Contributions to the Game of Football during the club’s annual awards dinner last Friday. Royal retired from coaching in 1976 after amassing 184 victories and three MacArthur Trophies over a 23-year career. He earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Davis set for surgery

Former USC running back and 2005 College Football Hall of Fame inductee Anthony Davis will undergo gastric bypass surgery live on the internet on March 11. Davis hopes to educate people about the surgery through the webcast. The website liteandhope.com will cybercast the 90-minute procedure from Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA, with singer Carnie Wilson narrating.

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