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LSU senior linebacker Duke Riley was named LSU’s Most Valuable Player during the team's annual football banquet here Sunday night.

Junior fullback J.D. Moore was named the team’s top student-athlete. Per

Riley, from New Orleans, ranked second on the team with 85 as he helped a Tiger defense rank among the top three in the SEC in several categories, including scoring defense (16.4), total defense (323.0) and rushing defense (121.8).

Moore, a member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, has a 3.99 grade point average in architecture. The Ruston native caught eight passes for 45 yards and rushed for 17 yards on seven carries. More importantly, he helped pave the back for running backs Derrius Guice and Leonard Fournette, who both set the school’s single-game rushing record at different times this year.

2016 LSU Football Awards

Alvin Roy Award
Given to the player(s) who has shown the most dedication to the individual and team goals of the Tiger’s year-round strength and conditioning program.
2016 Recipients: Ethan Pocic, D.J. Chark, J.D. Moore, Colin Jeter, Lewis Neal, Jordan Harper, Kendell Beckwith, Duke Riley, Tre'Davious White, Jamal Adams, Dwayne Thomas

LSU All Time Strength Team
Tre'Davious White, Ethan Pocic

Dr. Charles E. Coates, Academic Award
Presented to the senior who has demonstrated the highest commitment to scholarly work in the combination with excellence on the field.
2016 Recipient: J.D. Moore

Wild Tiger Championship Trophy
Presented to the player who accumulates the most points over the season through his effectiveness on special teams plays.
2016 Recipient: Donnie Alexander

Jeff Boss Unsung Hero Award
Presented by the Bengal Belles goes to player who have made significant contributions to the success of the team and received the least recognition for it.
2016 Recipients: Lewis Neal, Josh Boutte, DeSean Smith, Travin Dural, D.J. Chark

Butch Duhe Award
Recipient is one whose character and contributions to the LSU Football team most personify the idea of unselfishness, dependability and commitment to the team.
2016 Recipients: Colin Jeter, Tashawn Bower, Danny Etling

George M. Wallace Memorial Award
Presented to the defensive player who has distinguished himself by performance, leadership and commitment to team.
2016 Recipient: Davon Godchaux

2016 Permanent Team Captains (Voted by Team):
Offense: Ethan Pocic, Travin Dural
Defense: Duke Riley, Tre'Davious White, Jamal Adams
Special Teams: Colby Delahoussaye

2016 Percy E. Roberts Outstanding Offensive Player Award
Leonard Fournette, Derrius Guice, Ethan Pocic

2016 Percy E. Roberts Outstanding Defensive Player Award
Tre'Davious White, Kendell Beckwith, Jamal Adams

2016 LSU’s Most Valuable Player Award (Voted by Team)
Duke Riley
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Placebeaux86 months
Knowing his daddy and his momma, I know they are so proud of him as is all the DTR community. Way to go Duke! Hope all your dreams come true.
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LSUvet7286 months
Without junior J.D.Moore's crushing and precision blocks there would not have been two single game rushing records by Fournette and then Guice this year! Don't think he will be an architect for a while after NFL scouts check him out after his 2017 season blocking for Guice .
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Lexman186 months
I had Duke tabbed as an impact player as a freshman. Always making tackles on ST. Had good speed, and always around the ball. Of course, Les would only use him on special teams mostly. Wasted his talent for 3 years. He will be a good pro for a team other than the one in New Orleans, as they don't draft players from LSU.
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