At this rate, someone should get Micah Kiser a trophy case for Christmas. Another weekend, another trophy coming home for Virginia football’s superstar linebacker as Kiser won the Dudley Award.
In a ceremony in Richmond, Virginia, Kiser earned the honor which goes to the top Division I football player in Virginia. Kiser becomes the eighth Cavalier to win the award, which was named after former Wahoo running back Bill Dudley.
Kiser is the first Wahoo to win the Dudley Award since Chris Long in 2007. Shawn Moore won the inaugural award in 1990, and Matt Blundin (1991), Mike Frederick (1994), Tiki Barber (1996), Anthony Pointdexter (1997), and Billy McMullen (2001) join Long and Kiser as representatives from Virginia. A player from James Madison University has won the award each of the last four seasons.
According to Mike Barber of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Kiser narrowly beat out Virginia Tech’s Tremaine Edmunds with six first place votes to Edmunds’s five.
Kiser was unable to accept his award in person as he traveled to The Pacific Club in Newport Beach, California for the Lott IMPACT Trophy ceremony, looking once again super sharp in a tux.
Kiser was edged out by Iowa’s Josey Jewell for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, but it’s only fair to let someone else win one every once in awhile.
Kiser has already won the Campbell Trophy this year, and is a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which will be announced in early January, and the Bobby Bowden Award.
Wahoo fans will have one more chance to see Kiser in a Virginia uniform as the Hoos face Navy on December 28 in the Military Bowl.