Josh Chandler-Semedo’s time with the University of Colorado football team was short, but he made a significant impact.
On Sunday, Chandler-Semedo was named CU’s most valuable player for this season at the team senior awards banquet.
A graduate transfer linebacker from West Virginia, Chandler-Semedo led the Buffs (1-11, 1-8 Pac-12) with 101 tackles, including 73 solo stops. He also led the Buffs with 13 tackles for loss and three sacks. He added five tackles for zero yards, an interception and fumble recovery.
Despite coming off the bench and playing only 27 snaps in the season opener, Chandler-Semedo wound up playing the most snaps (734) on the defense.
During his time at West Virginia, Chandler-Semedo racked up 260 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss. He joined the Buffs this summer for his final year of eligibility.
Running back Alex Fontenot was named the team’s most outstanding player on offense. He missed six games with injury, but was the team’s second-leading rusher with 315 yards. He rushed for 1,558 yards in his career.
Safety Trevor Woods was named the team’s most outstanding player on defense. He racked up 84 tackles (66 solo) and a team-best 11 touchdown saves. He forced two fumbles and in interception.
A full list of CU’s team awards is blow. All were selected by coaches unless noted:
Zack Jordan Award (most valuable player): ILB Josh Chandler-Semedo
John Mack Award (outstanding offensive players): TB Alex Fontenot
Dave Jones Award (outstanding defensive players): SS Trevor Woods
Bill McCartney Award (special teams achievement): CB Toren Pittman
Lee Willard Award (outstanding freshman): C/OG Van Wells
Darian Hagan Award (most dynamic offensive player): WR Jordyn Tyson
Deon Figures Award (most dynamic defensive player): CB Nikko Reed
Tom McMahon Award (dedication & work ethic): WR Daniel Arias & OLB Guy Thomas
Offensive Trench Award (most outstanding offensive lineman): TE Brady Russell
Defensive Trench Award (most outstanding defensive lineman): DT Jalen Sami
Offensive Scout Player of the Year: WR Chernet Estes
Defensive Scout Player of the Year: S Trey Ortega
Tyson Award (honors player with the most outstanding hits overall): SS Trevor Woods
Dean Jacob Van Ek Award (academic excellence): OLB Joshka Gustav
Derek Singleton Award (spirit, enthusiasm & dedication): WR Jaylon Jackson
Tiger Bussey Award (inspiration in the face of physical adversity): TB Deion Smith
Eddie Crowder Award (outstanding team leadership): OG Casey Roddick
Best Interview (selected by team beat media): OG Casey Roddick
Buffalo Heart Award (selected by the fans): TE Brady Russell