Seventeen award winners were recognized at the team's senior banquet Sunday night, one day after the season came to an end with a loss at Utah. The Buffs finished the first year under coach Mike MacIntyre at 4-8.
Richardson broke a handful of school records this season after returning from a year off after he suffered a torn knee ligament in the spring of 2012. He is now considering whether to turn pro or return to the program for his senior season.
The MVP award was selected by the players and 14 other awards were selected by coaches.
Sophomore running back Christian Powell was named the outstanding offensive player of the year and true freshman linebacker Addison Gilliam earned the outstanding defensive player of the year award.
Here is a look at the full list of CU football award winners provided by the sports information department.
Zack Jordan Award (most valuable player, selected by teammates): WR Paul Richardson
John Mack Award (outstanding offensive players): TB Christian Powell
Dave Jones Award (outstanding defensive players): ILB Addison Gillam
Bill McCartney Award (special teams achievement): ILB Brady Daigh, PK Will Oliver
Lee Willard Award (outstanding freshman): QB Sefo Liufau
Dean Jacob Van Ek Award (academic excellence): DT Nate Bonsu
Offensive Scout Player of the Year: TB Phillip Lindsay
Defensive Scout Player of the Year: DE Derek McCartney
Derek Singleton Award (spirit, dedication and enthusiasm): ILB Derrick Webb
Tyronee "Tiger" Bussey Award (inspiration in the face of physical adversity): OG Daniel Munyer
Tom McMahon Award (great dedication and work ethic): TE Scott Fernandez, WR Nelson Spruce
Eddie Crowder Award (outstanding leadership): OLB Paul Vigo, QB Connor Wood
Offensive Trench Award: C Gus Handler, OT Jack Harris
Defensive Trench Award: DE Chidera Uzo-Diribe
Best Interview (selected by team beat media): ILB Derrick Webb
Hammer Award (biggest hit of the year): SS Parker Orms
Buffalo Heart Award (selected by "the fans behind the bench"): SS Parker Orms