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The 2020 Gilly Awards: Reflecting on the year that was for A&M Football

January 24, 2020
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The 2020 Gilly Awards (named in honor of E. King Gill and in homage to Cullen Gillaspia)

Song (game) of the Year
Nominees:

  • 24-21 Win over Oklahoma State in the Texas Bowl
  • 31-27 Win over Arkansas
  • 24-17 Win over Ole Miss
  • 49-30 Win over Mississippi State

Winner: 24-21 Win over Oklahoma State in the Texas Bowl

“Oh, My Gracious” Single (play) of the Year
Nominees:

  • Buddy Johnson’s 62-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown vs. Ole Miss
  • Seth Small’s 50-yard FG vs. Arkansas
  • Kellen Mond’s 67-yard touchdown run vs. Oklahoma State
  • Kellen Mond to Jalen Wydermyer for a 52-yard touchdown pass vs. Mississippi State
  • Kellen Mond to Jhamon Ausbon for a 40-yard pass to the 1-yard line vs. Texas State

Winner: Buddy Johnson’s 62-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown vs. Ole Miss

Evans-Swope Duet (1-2 punch) of the Year
Nominees: Ausbon/Davis; Ausbon/Wydermyer; Madubuike/Brown; Johnson/Hines; Small/Mann

Winner: Ausbon/Wydermyer

Group (position with multiple players) of the Year
Nominees: Running Back; Wide Receiver; Defensive Tackle; Linebackers; Safeties

Winner: Defensive Tackle

Comeback Group (position) of the Year
Nominees: Cornerbacks; Safeties; Placekicker

Winner: Secondary

Best New Artist (first-year player)
Nominees: Isaiah Spiller; Ainias Smith; Jalen Wydermyer; Kenyon Green; DeMarvin Leal; Demani Richardson

Winner: Isaiah Spiller

Best Comeback Artist (comeback player)
Nominees: Jhamon Ausbon; Anthony Hines; Charles Oliver

Winner: Charles Oliver

Career Achievement (best playing career) Award
Nominees: Quartney Davis; Justin Madubuike; Braden Mann

Winner: Braden Mann

Senior Class Award (best senior year)
Nominees: Colton Prater; Charles Oliver; Braden Mann

Winner: Braden Mann

“Big Play” Jay Brooks Special Teams Award
Nominees: Seth Small; Braden Mann; Ainias Smith

Winner: Braden Mann

Josh Reynolds Award for most under-appreciated player
Nominees: Kellen Mond; Isaiah Spiller; Jhamon Ausbon; Jayden Peevy; Chuck Oliver

Winner: Kellen Mond

Spencer Nealy Award for Spirit (emotional leader)
Nominees: Jhamon Ausbon; Kellen Mond; Buddy Johnson; Leon O’Neal

Winner: Kellen Mond

R.C. Slocum Award for Producer of the Year (best assistant coach)
Nominees: Jay Graham (RB); Joe Jon Finley (TE); Elijah Robinson (DT); Bradley Dale Peveto (LB); Mike Elko (DC/S)

Winner: Mike Elko (DC/S)

Johnny Manziel Artist (player) of the Year
Nominees: Kellen Mond; Jhamon Ausbon; Jalen Wydermyer; Justin Madubuike; Buddy Johnson; Braden Mann

Winner: Justin Madubuike

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The 2020 Gilly Awards: Reflecting on the year that was for A&M Football

3,311 Views | 2 Replies | Last: 2 mo ago by OrygunAg
leardriver
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Quote:

Spencer Nealy Award for Spirit (emotional leader)
Nominees: Jhamon Ausbon; Kellen Mond; Buddy Johnson; Leon O'Neal
Winner: Kellen Mond



I dunno, Gabe. Mond is a lot of things, but he's about the least like Spencer Nealy. IMOH.

CB, '67
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OrygunAg
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I feel like the Best New Artist is Ainias Smith
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