LITTLE ROCK — University of Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett and wide receiver Joe Adams were among the collegiate award recipients honored Monday night at the Little Rock Touchdown Club banquet.
Mallett was honored as the player of the year for the SEC, and as the most valuable player for the Razorbacks. In 2009, Mallett led the SEC in passing, passing touchdowns and total offense. He set or tied 16 different school records on the year and completed 225 passes for 3,624 yards and had 30 touchdowns.
Adams was recognized in his hometown as the Paul Eells Award winner, an honor given in memory of the former Voice of the Razorbacks who passed away in a car accident prior to the 2006 football season. Adams was honored for his perseverance in the adversity he faced during the 2009 season. The Paul Eells Award is the Little Rock Touchdown Club’s highest honor.