The luncheon may have been held to kick off the 2011 season but the Detroit Lions took some time to look back in the form of 2010 team awards.
Some losing teams end up with awards winners that might have to accept with a sheepish grin. That isn’t the case with the 2010 Lions according to team president Tom Lewand based on his quote from the podium:
This is the first time all the award winners are players all 31 teams would trade for.
Winners are as follows:
Mike Utley Spirit Award
Erik Andolsek Top Offensive Lineman
Dominic Raiola and Jeff Backus
Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player
Robert Porcher Man of the Year
Joe Schmidt Leadership Award
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Yale Lary Special Teams MVP
Bobby Layne Offensive MVP
Mel Farr Rookie of the Year
Lem Barney Defensive MVP