Posted March 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
Army linebacker Andrew Rodriguez won the James E. Sullivan Award, given by the Amateur Athletic Union to the top amateur athlete in the United States. The award was presented Tuesday night during a ceremony at the New York Athletic Club. ''This award is a tribute to all the people who have helped me throughout my life, especially my family,'' Rodriguez said. ''I had the opportunity to play for all the servicemen and servicewomen who watched us every week. That's who my teammates and I played for, and this award goes out to them.'' Rodriguez is the sixth football player to win the award, and third from Army, joining Doc Blanchard (1945) and Arnold Tucker (1946). The other football players to win the Sullivan Award were Charlie Ward in 1993 with Florida State, Peyton Manning in 1997 with Tennessee and Tim Tebow in 2007 with Florida. Rodriguez joins Manning and Tebow as the only winners of both the Sullivan and the National Football Foundation...
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Army linebacker Andrew Rodriguez won the James E. Sullivan Award given by the Amateur Athletic Union to the nation’s top amateur athlete. Rodriguez was presented with the award Tuesday night during a ceremony at the New York Athletic Club. Rodriguez maintains a 4.14 grade point average as a mechanical engineering major and as a result is ranked third academically in a class of...
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