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Michigan's Brandon Graham Wins Big Ten MVP Award

Big House BobSenior Analyst IIDecember 9, 2009

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 5:  Brandon Graham #55 and Ryan Van Bergen #53 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrate a play during the game against the Western Michigan Broncos on September 5, 2009 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Well it was actually was a tie between him and Darryl Clark from Penn State. The award is given out by the Chicago Tribune and it's called the Silver Football Award, which is actually an older award then the Heisman Trophy. The Silver Football goes to the Big Ten MVP.

Brandon and Darryl both received the same number of first and second place votes. So they will share this prestigious honor. He is Michigan's 16th player to win the award and first defensive player since Charles Woodson in 1997. Brandon is only the seventh defensive player to win the award all time.

Congratulations to Brandon on a well deserved award and welcomed good news at the end of the season.

Other Notes:

Former Wolverine Maurice Williams signed with the Lions yesterday.

Louisville is planning to announce the hiring of Florida's DC Charlie Strong today as head coach. This is a great hire for Louisville. This news also might effect the recruitment of Johnathon Hankins, who had Florida has he leader last week before his Michigan visit. This news could push Johnathon closer to a Michigan commit.

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