Kellem nominated for Rudy Award

Award exemplifies character, courage, contribution, and commitment.

December 2, 2010 · Athletic Communications

LAS VEGAS, NV - Middle Tennessee nominated Blue Raider senior safety Jeremy Kellem for the Fourth Annual College Football Rudy Awards", it was announced today by The Rudy Foundation. Kellem was also nominated in 2009.

A record 55 of the 120 Division I FBS football programs and all Division I FBS Conferences were represented in the nominations for the Award, which honors student-athletes who demonstrate exemplary Character, Courage, Contribution and Commitment as members of their collegiate football teams. These same traits were immortalized in the blockbuster film "RUDY" in 27 seconds and against all odds on a gridiron in South Bend, Indiana, enabling Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger to carve his name into college football lore.

Three Rudy Awards" finalists will be chosen by the Selection Committee, as well as through fan voting, and honored at the Priority Payment Systems Awards Ceremony to be held in conjunction with the American Football Coaches Convention on January 11, 2011, at the Hilton Anatole, in Dallas, TX. Rudy Ruettiger will personally present the awards.

Each finalist will be presented with a classic finalist award and have an academic scholarship made in his name to the general scholarship fund of his college or university, as well as have travel expenses paid to the event. An overall winner will be chosen and presented with the top scholarship and bronze Rudy Award trophy.

Fans can review nominations and place their votes from December 1-13 for the most deserving player at www.CollegeRudyAwards/NomineeSearch.aspx.

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