What a week for Ikard

Sooner center is lining up the awards

12/11/13 in NCAAF   |   andrewgilman   |   20 respect

NORMAN, Okla. - First, Gabe Ikard beat Oklahoma State in his last regular-season game.

Then things got a lot better.

He's received so many awards over the last week, about the only thing he didn't get was a call to New York for the Heisman ceremony.

The Oklahoma center just wrapped up another selection to the All-Big 12 team – his third. He will finish his career at OU with 49 starts. 
 
He won the Selmon Spirit Award given to the player who excels in both academics and community service. It's a national award.
 
Sep 7, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners center Gabe Ikard (64) in action against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsIkard was also named an Academic All-American. He has a 4.0 GPA in multidisciplinary studies with a biological sciences theme and also won the 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award. 
 
Oh, and one more, too. Ikard won the Wuerffel Trophy for the college football who, "best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
 

“This is a tremendous honor, just overwhelming,” Ikard said in a release. “When you consider all that this trophy represents from academic achievement to athletic achievement along with community service, I think this definitely ranks up there as the biggest honor I've received.”

The award, named for former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel, is given annually by the All-Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

Ikard even got to make a trip to New York for the National Football Foundation's annual awards.

Pretty good stuff for Ikard.

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