Scales named IU MVP for 2nd consecutive year

Tegray Scales added to his trophy collection this weekend.

For the second consecutive season on Sunday, the senior linebacker received Indiana’s Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player award at the program’s annual postseason banquet at the Henke Hall of Champions.

Scales is the first Hoosier to earn back-to-back MVP honors since Jammie Kirlew in 2008 and 2009. The Cincinnati native also finished his college career as a first team All-Big Ten honoree, becoming the first Hoosier linebacker to pick up first team honors since Willie Bates and Joe Huff in 1988.

Scales led the team with 12.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. His six sacks were tied for the team lead, while his 89 tackles and 56 solo stops ranked second.

Scales, along with senior quarterback Richard Lagow, senior defensive end Greg Gooch and redshirt junior offensive lineman Wes Martin, were also honored as IU’s team captains.

A full rundown of IU’s postseason honorees follows:

Offensive Newcomer of the Year: Morgan Ellison
Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Raheem Layne
Ted Whereatt “Senior Academic Excellence” Award: Rashard Fant
Ted Verlihay “Mental Attitude” Award: Danny Friend
Corby Davis Memorial Award (Outstanding Back): Ricky Brookins
Howard Brown “Dedication to IU Football” Award: Nate Hoff
Chris Dal Sasso Award (Outstanding Lineman): Greg Gooch, Wes Martin
Harold Mauro “Loyalty to IU Football” Award: Tony Fields
Terry P. Cole Award (Old Oaken Bucket Game MVP): Chase Dutra, Griffin Oakes
Offensive Scout Team Players of the Year: Alex Rodriguez, Nick Tronti
Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year: Joshua Brown
Outstanding Walk-On Player of the Year: Ben Bach
Special Teams Player of the Year: Chase Dutra
Most Outstanding Specialist of the Year: Griffin Oakes
Offensive Player of the Year: Simmie Cobbs Jr.
Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Covington
Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player: Tegray Scales
Team Captains: Greg Gooch, Richard Lagow, Wes Martin, Tegray Scales
LEO Award: Richard Lagow


  1. One of the few very truly great players each year IU is able to have the very good fortune of playing for them. If could just get a year when you have a whole team full of this caliber player, instead of a handful. Would be a lot of fun.

  2. Yes it would be fun to have a team of Scales type of players. I have to say I like the recruiting class IU is putting together for the 2018 class. Here is hoping that in a year soon, we will have a roster full of players with Scales talent and ability.

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