Published Friday, December 14, 2012 AT 9:01 PM / Updated at 9:01 PM
Burkhead wins Chamberlin Trophy
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska senior I-back Rex Burkhead added to his long list of accomplishments Friday night by being named the 2012 winner of the Guy Chamberlin Trophy at the Huskers’ annual football banquet.

The Chamberlin Trophy has been awarded since 1967 and goes to the senior who has shown by the play and contributions to the betterment of the NU squad that he has the qualities and dedication of Chamberlin, a former Husker All-American who was voted into both the college and pro football halls of fame.

Also honored were linebacker Sean Fisher with the Tom Novak Trophy and defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler as the Cletus Fischer Native Son Award.

Those three will be honored during the Outland Trophy banquet Jan. 10 in Omaha.

Burkhead and Steinkuhler also were named team captains, along with linebacker Will Compton, quarterback Taylor Martinez and kicker/punter Brett Maher. Martinez was named offensive MVP and Compton was the defensive MVP.

The list of award winners:

Captains – Offense: QB Taylor Martinez, IB Rex Burkhead; Defense: LB Will Compton, DT Baker Steinkuhler; Special Teams: PK/P Brett Maher

Team MVP – QB Taylor Martinez

Offensive MVP – QB Taylor Martinez

Defensive MVP — LB Will Compton

Special Teams MVP — PK/P Brett Maher

Chamberlin Trophy — IB Rex Burkhead

Novak Trophy — LB Sean Fisher

Fischer Native Son Award — DT Baker Steinkuhler

Bobby Reynolds Award — LB Sean Fisher

Lifter of the Year Award — IB Ameer Abdullah and C Justin Jackson

Walk-on of the Year — DB Justin Blatchford

Offensive Scout Team MVP — OL Mike Moudy

Defensive Scout Team MVP — LB Thomas Brown

Character Award — LB Will Compton, LB Alonzo Whaley, WR Quincy Enunwa, CB Andrew Green

Pat Clare Award – C Justin Jackson

Husker Heart Award — Graham Stoddard

Burnell Student Manager Scholarship — Matt Hager

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