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The 2017 Gilly Awards: Reflecting on the year that was for A&M Football

February 13, 2017
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The 2017 Gilly Awards (named in honor of E. King Gill)


Song (game) of the Year

* Nominees: UCLA (31-24 OT), Auburn (29-16), Arkansas (45-24), Tennessee (45-38 2OT)
* Winner: Tennessee

Single (play) of the Year
* Nominees: Justin Evans climbing the ladder for INT vs. UCLA; Trayveon Williams' 89-yard TD run with 6:52 left to clinch win at Auburn; Armani Watts stuffing Keon Hatcher on fourth down end-around at goalline vs. Arkansas; Jeremy Tabuyo's one-handed catch on back-shoulder fade near sideline vs. South Carolina; Armani Watts' INT on Dobbs' pass over the middle to clinch win over Tennessee
* Winner: Trayveon Williams' 89-yard TD run with 6:52 left to clinch win at Auburn

Duet (1-2 punch) of the Year
* Nominees: Williams/Ford; Reynolds/KIrk; Garrett/Hall, Henderson/Keke; Watts/Evans
* Winner: Reynolds/Kirk

Group (position with multiple players) of the Year
* Nominees: RB, WR, DL, S
* Winner: S

Comeback Group (position) of the Year
* Nominees: RB, DT
* Winner by write-in: QB

Best New Artist (first-year player)
* Nominees: Trayveon Williams, Erik McCoy, Tyrel Dodson
* Winner: Trayveon Williams

Best Comeback Artist (comeback player)
* Nominees: Trevor Knight, Keith Ford, Shaan Washington
* Winner: Trevor Knight

Career Achievement (best playing career) Award
* Nominees: Josh Reynolds, Myles Garrett, Daeshon Hall, Justin Evans
* Winner: Myles Garrett

Senior Class Award (best senior year)
* Nominees: Trevor Knight, Josh Reynolds, Avery Gennesy, Daeshon Hall, Shaan Washington, Claude George, Justin Evans
* Winner: Josh Reynolds

Spencer Nealy Award for Spirit as a Front Man (emotional leader)
* Nominees: Trevor Knight, Zaycoven Henderson, Cullen Gillaspia
* Winner: Zaycoven Henderson

Johnny Manziel Artist (player) of the Year

* Nominees: Trevor Knight, Trayveon Williams, Josh Reynolds, Christian Kirk, Myles Garrett, Justin Evans
* Winner: Josh Reynolds

R.C. Slocum Award for Producer of the Year (best coach)
* Nominees: Noel Mazzone (OC/QB), Clarence McKinney (RB), David Turner (DT), Jeff Banks (ST)
* Winner: Noel Mazzone 
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