North Georgia Gladiators Honor Top Players At Season Banquet

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.

The North Georgia Gladiators went 10-2 in 2012 advancing to the NDFL playoffs

2012 North Georgia Gladiators Award Winners:

Offensive  Back of the Year: Tj Hamilton,

Defensive Back of the Year: Chris Young,

Offensive Lineman of the Year: John Harrison and Julio Yepes Arteta

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.

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