Army senior linebacker Andrew Rodriguez added another trophy to his mantle yesterday, by winning the 2011 James E. Sullivan Award. The honor, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union, or AAU, is given annually to the nation's most outstanding amateur athlete. The honor has been presented annually since 1930, and is based on character, leadership and sportsmanship.
Rodriguez received the award at the New York Athletic Club. One of six finalists, the Arlington, Va., native is the third Army football player to win the Sullivan Award and the first since Y. Arnold Tucker in 1946. Felix "Doc" Blanchard also took home the trophy in 1945.