USM's Boley Wins Conerly Trophy

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12.2.2004

USM's Boley Wins Conerly Trophy


Michael Boley

Southern Miss senior linebacker Michael Boley won the 2004 Cellular South Conerly Trophy, awarded to Mississippi's best college football player, Wednesday night, in a ceremony at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson.

Boley was one of three finalists for the award, besting Mississippi State running back Jerious Norwood and Delta State quarterback Scott Eyster.

He becomes the second Golden Eagle player to win to win the honor, joining Rod Davis, who won the trophy in 2002. Boley is also the second defensive player to win the Conerly Trophy, since the award was created in 1996.

Boley is a four-time Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week winner this season. He is also a national semifinalist for the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation?s top linebacker, and the Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation?s top defensive player and the Ronnie Lott award, which awards both on and off the field excellence. Boley was also named to Conference USA?s All-Decade Team, Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The Athens, Ala., native leads Southern Miss and ranks third in Conference USA in tackles with 111 and ranks ninth nationally in both solo tackles (6.5/game) and total tackles (11.1/game).

Southern Miss hosts No. 4 California on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m., televised live on ESPN. Following the California game, the team will compete in the Wyndham New Orleans Bowl, facing the University of North Texas (7-4) on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m., at the Louisiana Superdome (69,767). The game will be broadcast live on ESPN.




 

 

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