37th Annual Morris Trophy Award
Pictured: Utah’s Isaac Asiata (left) and Stanford’s Solomon Thomas. Photo by Darrick Meneken.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Morris Trophy Award.
Isaac Asiata (Utah) and Solomon Thomas (Stanford)
Every year, the Morris Trophy honors the Pac-12’s best offensive and defensive linemen. The Washington Athletic Club is the proud host of the award luncheon, an event that brings Pac-12 fans together in celebration and appreciation of some of footballs hardest working players.
For more information about the Morris Trophy visit www.morristrophy.com.
Defensive End, Stanford
Solomon Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 273-pound junior from Coppell, Texas, led Stanford during the 2016 season with 36 solo tackles and 55 total tackles. He was a two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and ranked in the top five in the Pac-12 for sacks (seven) and tackles for loss (15). He was named to the All-Pac-12 first team and earned conference honors for academics. Thomas is the sixth Cardinal to win the Morris Trophy Award, joining Willie Howard (1999), Kwame Harris (2002), David Yankey (2012), Andrus Peat (2014), and Joshua Garnett (2015).
Offensive Guard, Utah
Isaac Asiata, a 6-foot-3, 323-pound senior from Spanish Fork, Utah, accumulated 39 straight starts during his last three seasons and was named to the 2016 Associated
Press All-Bowl Team. He was a four-year starter and played in 45 games during his collegiate career. During the 2016 season, Asiata scored a touchdown against USC after recovering a fumble in the end zone. Asiata is the third Ute
to win the Morris Trophy, joining Star Lotulelei (2011) and
Nate Orchard (2014).
About the Washington Athletic Club
The Washington Athletic Club (WAC) is located in the heart of downtown Seattle on Sixth Avenue, between Union and University streets. The historical landmark opened in 1930 and has remained committed to its mission to enrich the quality of life of its members. The WAC is among the top five athletic clubs nationally and is a seven-time repeat winner of the Five-Star Platinum Award. The WAC includes five floors of state-of-the-art athletic facilities, the Inn at the WAC, a wellness center, full-service spa, multiple restaurants, and private events space. For more information, please visit www.wac.net.
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—Posted January 23, 2017