For the second year in a row, wide receiver Trey Brock was named the winner of the Roy Beck Most Valuable Player Award, bestowed by the Hillsdale College football program.
Brock and other award winners were recognized at the team's postseason banquet, held at the Searle Center Sunday afternoon on Hillsdale College's campus.
Brock set a Great Midwest Athletic Conference single-season record with 74 receptions, totaling 1,174 yards and 8 touchdowns on the season. He had six games of 100 or more receiving yards, and his 302 receiving yards against Indianapolis Sept. 23 was an NCAA Division II single-game high this season.
The rest of the team's awards were spread among nine different players on the roster, emblematic of the terrific depth on this year's Charger team, which finished with a 7-4 overall record.
Senior offensive lineman Jake Bull won one of the most prestigious awards the team gives out, the Leonard Urbanick Award for Scholarship, Leadership and Ability. Bull was Hillsdale's starting left tackle for all four years of his career and never missed a start, giving the team outstanding consistency and production throughout his career.
Bull's two senior running mates on the O-line, Zach VanOrman and Danny Drummond, both also earned awards. Drummond was named the team's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman for the third year in a row. Drummond was the team's starting center for two years before moving to center, and smartly directed the team's blocking schemes through his career. VanOrman, a Hillsdale native who literally grew up watching the Chargers, was the winner of the Coach's Award.
Junior quarterback Chance Stewart was named the team's Outstanding Offensive Back. Wrapping up his third season as the starting signal-caller, Stewart passed for 2,695 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.
The Outstanding Defensive Back Award went to junior tackling machine Wyatt Batdorff. A starting safety, Batdorff led the team with 87 total tackles on the season. He helped lead a defense that recorded three shutouts on the season, a first for the program in 22 years.
Sophomore Nate Jones moved into a starting linebacker role in 2017, and was named the winner of the Ralph Miller III Award as the team's most outstanding linebacker. Jones proved himself to be a hard-hitter who played with a steady motor regardless of the game situation. He racked up 55 tackles with 4 tackles-for-loss on the season. He had three games of 8 total tackles, including the season-ending shutout over Lake Erie.
Senior Jordon Harlamert was named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman. Another dependable and versatile player, Harlamert did a great job of run-stopping throughout the season, and filled some valuable special teams roles.
A newcomer to the program, Alex Anschutz, was named the winner of the One Play Warrior Award, which goes to the player who accumulates the most "points" on special teams play, as determined by the coaching staff.
Senior wide receiver Timmy Mills filled the widest variety of roles on the team. He was the Chargers' second-leading receiver, but also returned kickoffs, punts and acted as the holder on extra points and field goals. He was a worthy recipient of the Every Player Every Play (E.P.E.P.) Award.
Senior Matt Hall, an experienced, intense defensive lineman, was the winner of the Howard "Champ" Messenger Award. Hall was a team captain and one of its most dedicated players during his terrific career.