READERS' PICK: Sports fans have tricky memories. Some can remember minutiae about games from 20 years ago, while others can't seem to recall what happened last season. Apparently, most people forgot all about the ugly incident early in Eugene Edgerson's career, where a cheap-shot elbow to the face basically ended a BYU player's career. Since that time, Edgerson has worked hard to rehabilitate himself and his image, and, in the past two years (the one in which he redshirted so that he could do his student teaching, and last season, where he played a role in the Wildcats' run to the national title game), he has received national pub to die for. Kids love him, coaches appreciate his hustle, and lazy media people are always ready to jump on an instant angle (i.e. student teacher/student athlete).
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)