Gordon, Vaughn Named 2004 Football MVP's

Jan. 23, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Senior center Joe Vaughn and sophomore cornerback Charles Gordon were named KU’s offensive and defensive MVP’s at the team’s annual awards banquet Saturday night in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Vaughn earned second team All-Big 12 honors (AP and Coaches) in 2004 and was also named second team All-Big 12 by the Kansas City Star and Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Vaughn, who started every game during his two-year career at Kansas after transferring from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, was also named KU’s Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Gordon, a record-setting wide receiver last year, led the Big 12 and tied for the national lead with seven interceptions during his first full season on the defensive side of the ball. He was named first team All-Big 12 (AP and Coaches) as a defensive back and also earned honorable mention honors as an all-purpose performer (AP).

Award winners include:
Senior Academic Scholar Award
Brandon Watkins and Travis Watkins

Otto Schnellbacher Award for Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year
Marcus Herford

George Mrkonic Award for Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year
Andy Temple and Brian Seymour

Offensive Lineman of the Year
Joe Vaughn

Iron Hawk Award
Banks Floodman

Most Improved Offensive Player
Lyonel Anderson and Brandon Rideau

Most Improved Defensive Player
David McMillan

Willie Pless Award for Most Tackles in the Season
Nick Reid

Nolan Cromwell Award for Leadership
Kevin Kane

Don Fambrough Award for Most Unselfish Player
John Randle

Gale Sayers Award for Most Courageous Player
Gabriel Toomey and Nick Reid

Bruce Kallmeyer Award for Special Teams MVP
Clark McCracken

John Hadl Award for Offensive MVP
Joe Vaughn

Ray Evans Award for Defensive MVP
Charles Gordon

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