Prizes for Athletic Achievement
Bobby Hertz Award
BOBBY HERTZ AWARD. Donated by the New Haven Gridiron Club and awarded to the most valuable player on the freshman team.
Chester J. LaRoche Award (1968)
CHESTER J. LaROCHE AWARD (1968). Given to the senior on the squad who, by his character and his academic talents, has given the most to Yale.
Edwin Foster ("Ted") Blair Award (1971)
EDWIN FOSTER (“TED”) BLAIR AWARD (1971). Donated by the Yale Club of Madison, Connecticut, in memory of “Ted” Blair, Class of 1924. Awarded to the most valuable player on the team.
Fredric Woodrow "Woody" Knapp Memorial Trophy (1968)
FREDRIC WOODROW “WOODY” KNAPP MEMORIAL TROPHY (1968). To the memory of Lieutenant (j.g.) Fredric Woodrow Knapp, B.A. 1965, Attack Squadron 164 U.S. Navy, who so gallantly gave his life in air combat in the skies over North Vietnam on November 2, 1967. Awarded to the outstanding member of the Yale football team who best typifies the cheerful disposition, leadership qualities, and unselfish devotion to others which characterized Woody’s life and accomplishments at Yale.
Greg Dubinetz Award
GREG DUBINETZ AWARD. Awarded to a lineman on the freshman football team who best exemplifies Gregory George Dubinetz’s spirit as a player and qualities as a person.
Jordan Olivar Award
JORDAN OLIVAR AWARD (1959). Members of the University football squad in honor of Yale’s former football coach. For the senior on the squad, other than the captain, who, through devotion to Yale football, has earned the highest respect of his teammates.
Ledyard Mitchell (1923)
LEDYARD MITCHELL (1923). Class of 1904 in honor of Ledyard Mitchell, B.A. 1904. For proficiency in football punting.
Norman S. Hall Memorial Trophy (1941)
NORMAN S. HALL MEMORIAL TROPHY (1941). Established from gifts made in 1937 to a committee of classmates in memory of Norman S. Hall, Class of 1930. Awarded to a player for outstanding service to Yale football.
Robert Gardner Anderson '33 Award (1977)
ROBERT GARDNER ANDERSON ’33 AWARD (1977). Awarded to the player who best exemplifies Bob’s intense interest in the sport by combining athletic skill with team spirit and pride in accomplishment.