BYU will hold its annual spring football scrimmage Saturday at noon in Cougar Stadium, regardless of the weather. The public is invited and admission is free.
Prior to the scrimmage, a free motivational seminar will be offered at 10 a.m. inMarriott Center. Speakers will be BYU coach LaVell Edwards, BYU quarterback Ty Detmer, and former BYU wide receiver Glen Kozlowski.Detmer and Alema Fitisemanu were double winners at Wednesday night's annual BYU football awards banquet at Cougar Stadium.
Fitisemanu was selected as the outstanding linebacker by the Cougar coaches and the best conditioned athlete on the team. Detmer was selected as the team's most valuable player and the Geneva Steelman of the Year.
Geneva's Joe Cannon and Jim Young made the presentation of the Steelman award to Detmer. And BYU strength and conditioning coach Chuck Stiggins outlined the profile of the best conditioned athlete: 6-01/2, 235, nine percent body fat, 18-inch neck, a 4.7 40 yard dash and a 415-pound bench press.
Officials of Eastman Kodak presented a certificate to Kodak All-American Chris Smith.
Elder Marion D. Hanks presented the annual Coy Miles' Robbie Bosco Most Courageous Trophy to defensive lineman Pete Harston.
And Dick and Lynn Oliver of Comfort Inn University presented the first annual glass Cougar figurine to Edwards.
Other position award winners were defensive line, Rick Kaufusi; offensive line, Neal Fort; special teams, Brad Clark; offensive back, Matt Bellini; defensive back, Brian Mitchell; and receiver, Andy Boyce. Edwards instituted a new honor, the Iron Man Award to senior center Bob Stephens, who never missed a practice or a game.
Clark provided one of the lighter moments of the evening as he brought a mannequin instead of a date.
Edwards, who emceed the evening, closed the evening referring to the current spring practices.
"I can't remember a year where we have had 10 practices thus far and we have never come close to having a bad practice. The hitting, the excitement and the desire to improve as good as we've ever had."