The Big Ten gives out awards for everything. Not only does the conference crown an offensive and defensive player of the year, but it also hands out awards at almost every conceivable position. Earlier this year, the conference added a "Returner of the Year" award to its awards for kickers and punters, covering every base on special teams.
Well, almost every base. There is one significant position still not honored. Minnesota punter and placekick holder Peter Mortell stepped in to fill the one small void by naming himself "Holder of the Year":
"Your hands are too slow" they said. "Your cadence has no rhythm" they said. This one's for the state of Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/HkgGRK0aL1— Peter Mortell (@PMortell37) December 1, 2015
With the help of kicker Ryan Santoso, Mortell's holds went 30/30 on extra point attempts and 15/19 on field goals, including a long of 50 yards. It was truly a special season.