The Nevada football team was in a sharing mood when it came to its postseason awards.
For the first time since publicly handing out honors in 1994, the Wolf Pack gave out two Golden Helmet Awards, which goes to the team's MVP. The award was shared by quarterback Ty Gangi and linebacker Malik Reed. Gangi is the second Wolf Pack player to win multiple Golden Helmet Awards, joining Colin Kaepernick, who won three straight from 2008-10.
This year also marked the first time Nevada gave out two defensive player of the year awards. Here is the complete list of winners, which was announced Sunday night at the team’s banquet at the Eldorado Resort.
2018 Nevada Football Awards
Golden Helmet Award (MVP): Ty Gangi and Malik Reed.
Outstanding Offensive Player: McLane Mannix
Outstanding Defensive Player: Asauni Rufus and Dameon Baber
Outstanding Special Teams Player: Justin Brent
Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Toa Taua
Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Jomon Dotson
Basalite Big Blocker: Sean Krepsz
Captains Awards: Wes Farnsworth, Ty Gangi and Malik Reed
Offensive Hustle Award: Kaleb Fossum
Defensive Hustle Award: Korey Rush
Special Teams Hustle Award: Trae Carter-Wells
Offensive Scout Team Award: Carson Strong
Defensive Scout Team Award: Zak Mahannah
Special Teams Hustle Award: Lamin Touray
The Wolf Pack finished the year 7-5 overall and 5-3 in Mountain West play, taking second place in the West Division. Nevada is bowl eligible for the first time since 2015. The Mountain West is expected to announce bowl selections on Sunday.