Honors to Hope College football players for the 2011 season have been announced by coach Dean Kreps.
Sophomore tailback Shawn Jackson of Comstock Park (Comstock Park HS) has been named the outstanding offensive player while senior back Kyle Warren of Grandville (Unity Christian HS) was presented the outstanding defensive player award.
The Allen Kinney award was presented to senior offensive tackle Josh Droppers of Kalamazoo (Portage Northern HS). Presented annually since 1971 by the football coaching staff to a senior player for maximum contribution to the football program, award is named in memory of Allen Kinney, a member of the Hope College football team who died of cancer in his senior year in 1967. Josh Droppers' older brother, Jacob (Jake), was the recipient of the Kinney award in 2007.