Minnesota Golden Gophers Punter Peter Mortell Names Himself 'Holder of the Year'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 2, 2015

via @PMortell37

When the Big Ten handed out its football awards this week, it snubbed Minnesota Golden Gophers punter Peter Mortell for an award.

No, not the Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year award. The "Holder of the Year" award.

Mortell, who averaged 43.3 yards per punt this season, was named to the All-Big Ten Third Team, but he was still apparently feeling a bit overlooked.

The redshirt senior felt he deserved to be recognized for his work as a holder, so he named himself "Holder of the Year." Hopefully he doesn't have to buy his own trophy.

For those who don't want to praise holders, every position on the field is important. Sometimes the unsung players deserve some recognition for mastering their position. 

[Peter Mortell]

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