The North Georgia Gladiators held their season ending 2012 banquet hosted by their proud sponsor Pizzeria Azzurri. Quarterback Joey Vicary and Linebacker Rashud Arthur were the major winners. The Gladiators played 2012 in the NDFL (National Developmental Football League) and advanced the league semifinals before losing to eventual champion the Huntsville Rockets.
The North Georgia Gladiators finished 10-2 on the 2012 season-their fourth season- scoring 41 or more points in 8 of their 10 wins with 7 shutouts and set an NDFL record for points in a game with a 78-0 first round playoff victory over the West Georgia Jaguars. An archive audio broadcast of this game is here.
Here are the full list of awards handed out by the North Georgia Gladiators, provided by the North Georgia Gladiator Management.
2012 North Georgia Gladiators Award Winners:
Offensive Back of the Year: Tj Hamilton,
Defensive Back of the Year: Chris Young,
Defensive Lineman of the Year: Zack Fralick
Linebacker of the Year: Rashud Arthur
Receiver of the Year: Kevin Mohamed Issak
Special Teamer of the Year: Beezy J. R. Lenon
Samuel Bentley Memorial Offensive Rookie of the Year: Joey Vicary
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Rashud Arthur
Most Improved Player: Leon Walker
Comeback Player of the Year: Blake Grimmett
Crixus (Hard Hitter) Award: Rashud Arthur
Spartacus Award: Reuben Roy
Most Underrated Offensive Player: Bryant Benkoski
Most Underrated Defensive Player: Marvin Mathis
Iron Man Award: Zack Fralick and Chris Young,
Josh Gamble Memorial Sportsmanship Award: David Bennett
Offensive MVP: Joey Vicary
Defensive MVP: Rashud Arthur
Gladiator Award (Best Overall) Joey Vicary
Coaches’ Choice Award: Chris Young
For more information on the North Georgia Gladiators, visit their website here.