At Oklahoma State's team banquet Sunday night, quarterback Clint Chelf and linebacker Shaun Lewis earned the Bob Fenimore Awards, which go to the Cowboys' top player on offense and defense.
Receiver Tracy Moore earned the Thurman Thomas Award for Offensive Most Valuable Player, while cornerback Justin Gilbert and defensive tackle Calvin Barnett shared the Leslie O'Neal Defensive MVP honor. Cornerback Ashton Lampkin took the Special Teams MVP Award.
Receiver Jhajuan Seales and cornerback Tyler Patmon were honored as the Russell Okung Top Newcomers.
Linebacker Joe Mitchell and offensive linemen Parker Graham and Brandon Webb took the Barry Sanders Awards for most contributions with least recognition. Fullback Kye Staley, receiver Charlie Moore, linebacker Caleb Lavey and defensive end Tyler Johnson earned the Vernon Grant Awards for spirit and love of the game of football. Lavey was also honored with the L.L. Boger Award for academic excellence.
Additionally, Lavey, Lewis, Chelf, Graham and linebacker/special teamer Deion Imade were named the 2013 team captains. They will get a special patch on their jersey for the Cotton Bowl.
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OSU and Missouri are in similar spots heading into Jan. 3's Cotton Bowl matchup.