Hughes Named MWC Male Athlete Of The Year
Aug. 25, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Former TCU football standout Jerry Hughes has been selected the 2009-10 Mountain West Conference Male Athlete of the Year.
It's the second time in three seasons a Horned Frog student-athlete has won the award. Joe Brown from the track and field program was the 2007-08 recipient.
Hughes became just the second two-time consensus All-American in TCU history. He won the Lott Trophy and Ted Hendricks Award, while being a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
Hughes had 16 1/2 tackles for loss, including 11 1/2 sacks, as part of a career-best 58 stops in anchoring the nation's top-ranked defense. He was instrumental in leading TCU to a 12-1 record, No. 6 national ranking and the program's first BCS appearance with a trip to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
A native of Sugar Land, Texas, Hughes graduated in four years with a degree in communications. He recorded a 4.0 grade-point average in the Spring 2010 semester.
Hughes was a first-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts.