Lowe's Senior CLASS Award List Includes KU's Stuckey
Sept. 2, 2009
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football standout Darrell Stuckey has been named to the 30-player Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award candidate list it was announced on Wednesday.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior in the Football Bowl Subdivision and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, character, community and competition.
Stuckey is now on lists for six national awards as he was previously named to the Bronko Nagurski (top defender), Chuck Bednarik Award (top defender), Jim Thorpe (top defensive back), Ronnie Lott (on and off the field success for a defender) and the AFCA Good Works Team (off the field contributions) watch lists.
Stuckey, a senior safety from Kansas City, Kan., is one of four captains for the Jayhawks, who open their 2009 season hosting Northern Colorado on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 6:05 p.m. and the game will be televised on Fox College Sports Central.
Stuckey recorded 98 tackles and five interceptions last season. He has started a team-best 30 consecutive games.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season. The winner of the award will be selected through a nationwide voting system for media, coaches and fans. The award is in its second year. Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis won the inaugural award.
2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Football Candidates
Mike Anello, Cornerback, Notre Dame
Javier Arenas, Cornerback/Return Specialist, Alabama
Zane Beadles, Offensive Tackle, Utah
Richie Brockel, Fullback, Boise State
Antonio Coleman, Defensive End, Auburn
Eric Decker, Wide Receiver, Minnesota
Auston English, Defensive End, Oklahoma
Kurtis Gregory, Offensive Line, Missouri
Nnamdi Gwacham, Wide Receiver, Utah State
Moses Harris, Safety, Fresno State
Tim Hiller, Quarterback, Western Michigan
Jerry Hughes, Defensive End, TCU
Jammie Kirlew, Defensive End, Indiana
Sean Lee, Linebacker, Penn State
Dan LeFevour, Quarterback, Central Michigan
Andrew Lewis, Offensive Line, Oklahoma State
Trevard Lindley, Cornerback, Kentucky
Taylor Mays, Safety, USC
Colt McCoy, Quarterback, Texas
Zoltan Mesko, Punter, Michigan
Mike Nixon, Linebacker, Arizona State
Eric Norwood, Linebacker, South Carolina
Joe Pawele,k Linebacker, Baylor
George Selvie, Defensive End, South Florida
Andrew Sendejo, Safety, Rice
Darrell Stuckey, Safety, Kansas
Tim Tebow, Quarterback, Florida
Syd'Quan Thompson, Cornerback, California
Reed Williams, Linebacker, West Virginia
Ryan Wolfe, Wide Receiver, UNLV