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Six former football players have received the Robert A. Duffey Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed on a Georgetown student-athlete.

History & Tradition: Individual Awards

Al BlozisAl Blozis Award

The Al Blozis Most Valuable Player award has been awarded since 1949 for the most valuable letterman each season for the Georgetown football program. It is named after Al Blozis (C'1942), a two sport All-American in football and track who was killed in action during military service in World War II.

1949: John Kivus, QB
1950: Thomas Hardiman, DB
1951-87: Not awarded
1988: Matt Zebrowski, QB
1989: Dave Rubino, DT
1990: Tim McAneney, LB
1991: Raja Mohi-ud-din, DE
1992: Chris Murphy, WR
1993: Chris Fazio, DB
1994: Steve Colello, C
1995: Tom Wonica, LB
1996: Janne Kouri, DT
1997: Bill Ward, QB
1998: J.J. Mont, QB
1999: J.J. Mont, QB
2000: Gharun Hester, WR
2001: Sean Peterson, QB
2002: Luke McArdle, WR
2003: Luke McArdle, WR
2004: Michael Ononibaku, DE
2005: Michael Ononibaku, DE
2006: Alex Buzbee, DE
2007: Kyle Van Fleet, RB
2008: Ataefiok Etukeren, DE
2009: Chudi Obianwu, DT
2010: Andrew Schaetzke, DE
2011: Andrew Schaetzke, DE
2012: Robert McCabe, LB
2013: Dustin Wharton, LB
2014: Alec May, DB


Jack HagertyJohn L. Hagerty Award

The Hagerty Award has been presented since 1967 to the outstanding back on the team. It is named after John L. "Jack" Hagerty (F'1926), an All-East back who coached the Hoyas from 1933 through 1948 and served as athletic director from 1949 to 1969.


1967: John McGregor, DB
1968: John Dwyer, HB
1969: John Dwyer, HB
1970: John Dwyer, HB
1971: Ralph Edwards, HB
1972: Jeff Gray, QB
1973: Steve Graham, WR
1974: John Burke, HB
1975: Danny Lopez, HB
1976: Joe Wesner, DB
1977: Jim Boland, FB
1978: Bob Sitz, QB; Clayton Wagner, WR
1979: Mark Granville-Smith, DB
1980: John Federico, FB
1981: Mike Djavaherian, DB
1982: Ed Trujillo, RB
1983: Mike Boland, QB
1984: Peter Clays, RB
1985: Mike McDonnell, DB
1986: Dean Lowry, RB
1987: Dean Lowry, RB; Jim DePersia, FB
1988: Dean Lowry, RB; Stewart Muller, CB
1989: J.J. Williams, RB
1990: Joe Cesare, FB
1991: Jon Day, WR
1992: Jim Bolger, DB
1993: Rob Sgarlata, RB
1994: Steve Iorio, RB
1995: Joe Todisco, RB
1996: Steve Iorio, RB
1997: Steve Iorio, RB
1998: Anthony Bartolomeo, DB
1999: Jim Gallagher, DB; Rob Belli, RB
2000: Ryan O'Donoghue, DB
2001: Matt Fronczke, DB
2002: Andrew Clarke, LB
2003: William Skultety, RB
2004: Kim Sarin, RB
2005: Maurice Banks, SS
2006: Derek Franks, DB
2007: Matt Bassuener, QB
2008: Keerome Lawrence, QB
2009: Travis Mack, DB
2010: Jeremy Moore, DB
2011: Jayah Kaisamba, DB
2012: Nick Campanella, RB: Jeremy Moore, CB
2013: Nick Campanella, RB; Zack Wilke, WR
2014: Ettian Scott, DB


George MurtaghGeorge L. Murtagh Award

The Murtagh Award has been presented since 1967 to the outstanding lineman on the team. It is named after George Murtagh (C'1926), a Georgetown Hall of Fame lineman and a long time assistant coach during the Jack Hagerty years.

1967: Doby Liekweg, LB
1968: Pierce O'Donnell, T
1969: John Sutton, T
1970: Dave Goracy, G
1971: Vince Bogdanski, DE/WR
1972: Harry Branning, DE
1973: Bob Morris, DE, Bill Brugger, DE
1974: Bob Morris, DE
1975: Brian McQuaid, OT; Bill Glacken, DT
1976: Dru Drake, T
1977: Don Bridges, T
1978: Paul Zimmerman, LB
1979: Rich Tranter, T
1980: Jim Corcoran, DB
1981: Conrad Everhard, C; John McGannon, DE
1982: Keith Spiedel, TE
1983: Terry Prince, OG
1984: David Barnitt, OT
1985: Bill Cross, TE
1986: Andy Phelan, OG
1987: George Alexis, OG; Joe Haley, DE
1988: Hugh Golden, C; Ray Ficca, WR
1989: Colin Kelly, OG
1990: Nabil Al-Sabih, DE
1991: Tony Zaslav, NG
1992: Kerry Perl, DT
1993: Beau Riely, OG
1994: Murray Happer, OT
1995: Janne Kouri, DT
1996: Don Garrett, C
1997: Steve Pogorelec, NG
1998: Skender Derti, OT
1999: Robert Quigley, C
2000: Lars Siegfried, OL
2001: Eric Sperson, DT
2002: Justin Haynes, DT
2003: Ryan Goethals, OL
2004: Frank Terrazino, OG
2005: Alex Buzbee, DE
2006: Andrew Rehwinkel, OG
2007: Nnamdi Obiako, DT
2008: Collin Meador, TE
2009: Dan Matheny, C
2010: Rob Bates, OL
2011: Andrew Schaetzke, DE
2012: James Spaly, OL; Jordan Richardson, DL
2013: Michael Francis, OL
2014: Jordan Richardson, DL Mike Roland, OL


Mush DubofskyMaurice A. Dubofsky Award

The Dubofsky Award has been presented since 1976 to the outstanding student-athlete on the team. It is named after Maurice (Mush) Dubofsky (C'1932), a Georgetown Hall of Fame lineman, an assistant coach during the Jack Hagerty years, and head coach from 1968 until his death in 1969.

1976: Chris Spiller, DE
1977: Under research
1978: Tim Clark, DB
1979: Under research
1980: Joe Randall, OG
1981: Jim Corcoran, DB/K
1982: Rich Corcoran, LB
1983: Alex Poulos, DB
1984: Andy Phelan, OG
1985: Greg Mazur, RB
1986: Tom Reiter, OT
1987: Mark North, DB
1988: Jim O'Connor, TE
1989: Ed Lee, LB
1990: Dave Cesares, WR
1991: John DeSisto, OT
1992: Mike Murphy, OT
1993: Dave Powlaitis, DE
1994: Joe Piscatella, P
1995: Sam Wales, DB
1996: Mike Lynn, LB
1997: Mike Lynn, LB
1998: Jim Gallagher, DB
1999: Bill Rutkoske, TE
2000: Marc Samuel, K
2001: Brian Blankenship, DE
2002: Matt Fronczke, DB
2003: Dawon Dicks, LB
2004: Julius Griauzde, DT
2005: Julius Griauzde, DT
2006: David Fajgenbaum, QB
2007: Mike Greene, LB
2008: Brent Tomlinson, WR
2009: Matt Kinnan, WR
2010: Philip Oladeji, RB
2011: Ed Hesselgren, OL
2012: Donald Rhodes, OL
2013: Daniel Sprotte, TE
2014: Mitchell Black, DL


John BurkeJohn D. Burke Memorial Award

The John Burke Memorial Award has been presented since 1982 to the student-athlete who exhibits outstanding courage and spirit. It is named after John Burke (C'1975), a Georgetown Hall of Fame running back of the mid-1970's.

1982: Seth Shapiro, DE
1983: Nate Simms, WR
1984: James Briody, DE
1985: Jim Halliwell, RB
1986: Dave Simpson, RB
1987: Peter Elliott, LB
1988: Jim Schwartz, DE
1989: Jim Quick, DB
1990: Ken Duer, DE
1991: Maurice Ansellem, TE; Bill Kenney, OG
1992: Tom Eacobacci, DT
1993: Brendan Boler, LB
1994: Tim Benitez, DE
1995: Chris Smith, TE
1996: Jeff Heyn, DE; Steve Pogorelec, NG
1997: Ryan Johnson, OG
1998: Anthony Pizirusso, LB
1999: Paul Miller, LB
2000: Reid Wakefield, TE
2001: Scott Pogorelec, NG
2002: Adam Rini, OL
2003: Ty Hollister, OL
2004: Brandon Small, DE
2005: Robert LaHayne, OG
2006: Roosevelt Donat, DT
2007: Darren Craft, WR
2008: Travis Zorilla, LB
2009: Chris Rau, DB
2010: Erik Antico, OL; Patrick O'Donnell, LB
2011: Wayne Heimuli, DB; Dan Lenihan, OL
2012: Brandon Floyd, WR
2013: Isaiah Kempf, QB; Dalen Claytor, RB
2014: Michael Cimilluca, WR; Chad Coleman, DB; Nick Quintans, OL


Jerry MinihanJeremiah Minihan Coaches Award

The Minihan Award has been presented since 1985 to the student who, in the opinion of the coaches, has made an outstanding contribution to the team. It is named after Jeremiah Minihan (C'1925), a football lineman who served as auxillary bishop of Boston from 1946 to 1973.

1985: Andy Phelan, OG
1986: John McCormick, LB
1987: Dan Currie, C
1988: Joe Cronin, DE
1989: Tom Timperman, PK
1990: Chris Murphy, WR; Jim Bolger, DB
1991: Pete Lembo, C
1992: Steve Gabor, team manager
1993: Kevin Pellegrini, DB
1994: Jim Klessel, DE
1995: Joe Eacobacci, DE
1996: Dan Cunniffe, DB
1997: Dennis Hermonstyne, S
1998: Matt Mattimore, WR
1999: Josh Walz, WR; Adam Krugman, LB
2000: Mike Mattia, WR; George Sumner, WR/K
2001: Justin Wiggs, LB; Ryan Merse, LB
2002: Nick Scholtz, LB
2003: Charles Boyle, DL, Jim Lenihan, OL
2004: Janiero Wooten, WR
2005: Sheldon Epps, CB; Jason Carter, LB
2006: Liam Grubb, OG; Brian Tandy, SS
2007: Kevin Cherepski, CB; Emir Davis, RB
2008: Tom Amaro, OL; Dean Duchak, RB
2009: Brooks Caston, OL, Jon Cassidy, LB
2010: Frank DiTommaso, DL, Geoffrey Schnorr RB
2011: Scott Darby, QB, Tim Bayer, DB
2012: Kevin Sullivan, OL
2013: John Alexander, OL; John Porter, DL
2014: Patrick Boyle, LB; Wardell Crutchfield, LB; Nick Quintans, DL


Joe EacobacciJoseph Eacobacci Memorial Jersey

The Joseph Eacobacci Memorial Jersey has been presented since 2003 in honor of Joseph Eacobacci (B'1996), captain of the 1995 varsity, who was killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center complex on September 11, 2001. Eacobacci's #35 jersey is awarded each season in his honor.


2003: Matt Fronczke, LB
2004: Michael Ononibaku, DE
2005: Michael Ononibaku, DE
2006: Alex Buzbee, DT
2007: Stephen Smith, LB
2008: Nick Umar, LB
2009: Robert Lane, RB
2010: Nick Parrish, LB
2011: Wayne Heimuli, DB
2012: Kevin Sullivan, OL
2013: Sean Campbell, LB
2014: Nick Alfieri, LB
2015: Joel Kimpela, RB


Bob DuffeyRobert A. Duffey Memorial Award

The most distinguished award available to a Georgetown athlete is the Robert A. Duffey Award, presented annually since 1955 to the outstanding scholar athlete among all University men's and women's teams. The award is named in honor of Robert Duffey (C'1944), a two sport letterman in football and basketball who was killed in action during military service in World War II.

1967: Tony Lauinger, QB
1971: Gerald O'Dowd, G
1975: James Chesley, OT
1998: Steve Iorio, RB
2006: Michael Ononibaku, DE
2008: Kyle Van Fleet, FB