Kenny James named USD Football MVP
USDTOREROS.COM Kenny James named team MVP
Kenny James named team MVP

Dec. 3, 2011

At the end-of-the-season USD Football Awards Banquet held today on the campus of USD, sophomore running back Kenny James (San Diego, CA) was tabbed the team's Most Valuable Player. James, a unanimous first team All-PFL pick, ranked second among all FCS players in all-purpose yards (210.3 yards per game) while chipping in with 1,151 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns.

Sophomore defensive end Blake Oliaro (Folsom, CA) was named the team's Defensive MVP while sophomore quarterback Mason Mills (Coronado, CA) received the Offensive MVP award. Oliaro, who was tabbed the PFL Defender of the Year, ranked 4th in the FCS in sacks (1.36) and 10th in tackles for loss (1.77). For the season he finished with 57 tackles (35 solo), 15 sacks (-99 yards), 19.5 tackles for loss (-125), 6 quarterback hurries, 2 fumble recoveries (1 for TD), 1 forced fumble, 1 interception and 1 blocked kick. Mills, an All-PFL second team pick, finished the year with 2,370 passing yards and 22 touchdowns while completing 184-of-298 attempts. He was at his best when the Toreros had their backs up against the wall, leading the Toreros to come-from-behind road wins over Azusa Pacific, Morehead State and Dayton.

Additional awards were handed out to fifteen other Toreros: sophomore wide receiver Mitch Sands (Newport Beach, CA) - Offensive Scout Player of the Year; freshman defensive end Joe Nomellini (Stockton, CA) - Defensive Scout Player of the Year; redshirt freshman safety Troy McClelland (San Diego, CA) - Dr. James B. Orwig Scholar-Athlete of the Year; senior fullback Nick Scudellari (Saratoga, CA) - Kevin Briscoe Special Teams Player of the Year; freshman wide receiver Brandon White (San Jose, CA) - Most Outstanding 1st Year Player; senior tight end Patrick Doyle (Chicago, IL) - Strength Coaches Award for Offense; senior corner Al-Rilwan Adeyemi (Santa Monica, CA) - Strength Coaches Award for Defense; sophomore defensive back Robbie Beathard (San Diego, CA) - Most Improved Defensive Player; senior offensive lineman Shane Kanie (Las Vegas, NV) - Most Improved Offensive Player; senior defensive end Mario Kurn (Encinitas, CA) - Outstanding Lineman Award for Defense; senior offensive center Christian Fetters (Fresno, CA) - Outstanding Lineman Award for Offense; senior offensive lineman Patrick Thompson (Glendora, CA) and senior wide receiver John McGough (Bellevue, WA) - Dave Adolph "Do You Love Football" Award for Offense; senior safety Loka Kanongataa (Bellevue, WA) - Dave Adolph "Do You Love Football" Award for Defense; and senior running back Kenslow Smith (San Diego, CA) - Dave Adolph "Do You Love Football" Award for Special Teams.



The Toreros, who finished with a 9-2 overall mark, tied for first place in the Pioneer Football League with Drake at 7-1. USD finished ranked 25th in the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches Top-25 poll.

Video Thumbnail
Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park

Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99

Video Thumbnail
Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler

Video Thumbnail
CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN

Video Thumbnail
USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC

Video Thumbnail
Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game

Video Thumbnail
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic

Video Thumbnail
Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend

Video Thumbnail
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops

Video Thumbnail
Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

Video Thumbnail
Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far

Video Thumbnail
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day

Video Thumbnail
Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win

Video Thumbnail
Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

Video Thumbnail
Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego

Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

Video Thumbnail
Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

Video Thumbnail
Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

Video Thumbnail
LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

Video Thumbnail
ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

Video Thumbnail
Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

Video Thumbnail
Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

Video Thumbnail
CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

Video Thumbnail
Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

Video Thumbnail
SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

Video Thumbnail
WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

Video Thumbnail
2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

Video Thumbnail
Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Video Thumbnail
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

West Coast Conference USD
» «