Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rivera a Draddy semifinalist


Kansas University senior linebacker Mike Rivera was named as one of 57 Football Bowl Subdivision semifinalists for the 2008 Draddy Trophy, as announced Wednesday by the by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

The trophy is awarded based on academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership. Finalists for the award, which began in 1990, will be announced Oct. 29.


mbmerriman 11 years, 4 months ago

why is he a finalist? he has been awful this year

Dirk Medema 11 years, 4 months ago

This early in the season, awards are only barely making it out of previous years/preseason hype.He was replaced as a starter recently wasn't he? I also seem to recall a comment about the father of one player (who had been replaced on the starting lineup) being heard to say that his son was not liking Coach Mangino and just going thru the motions to finish his degree.That is so sad to hear regardless of who it is, because it is a divisive cancer that can destroy the extra intangible that made a difference last year and is lacking (IMO) this year. It is all the worse if it is indeed Rivera, since he was voted to be a captain/leader by his peers.

FlaHawk 11 years, 4 months ago

Good for Mike Rivera and KU! Maybe now we know why he is playing like he did in his Freshman/Sophomore years.HIs play is subpar, but not the only reason the KU defense and especially the LBs have dialed it down a couple of notches this year.

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