Utah RB Ty Jordan Named Crimson Carpets Men’s Rookie & Athlete Of The Year

May 10, 2021, 5:44 PM | Updated: May 24, 2021, 9:36 am

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Ty Jordan #22 of the Utah Utes runs for 46 yards in the second quarter against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on November 28, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The University of Utah Crimson Carpet Awards announced that running back Ty Jordan was named Men’s Rookie and Athlete of the Year.

Utah held their annual Crimson Carpet Awards that celebrates the student athletes on the hill, including Ty Jordan. The Men’s Sport Rookie of the Year is given to the “student-athlete who excelled in their first season of competition at the collegiate level by demonstrating dedication, ability and spirit.”

Here is what Utah wrote about this award for Ty Jordan:

“Ty was the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year and to the All-Pac-12 second team. He was also the 2020 AP Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year. In just five games and four starts, he led the team in carries, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and all-purpose yards. He was the first freshman to have three straight 100-yard rushing games since 1995. In his short time at the U, he made a positive impact on his teammates, the university and this community. We love you and miss you, Ty!”

For the Athlete of the Year award, Ty’s stepmother Shaquita Henderson and his aunt Takka Jordan gave a speech, which was posted on Utah’s YouTube channel.

You can check out all of the awards in the tweet below that has a link. The link also shows the description of the awards and what the winners accomplished this season.

Here are the rest of the award winners:

  • Wellness Advocate Award: Katie Faulk, Softball; Jordyn Gasper, Softball; Jackie Martin, Track & Field
  • Social Justice Advocate Award: Maya LeBar, Track & Field
  • Team Community Service Award: Women’s Basketball
  • Women’s Sport Rookie Of The Year: Sydney Palmer-Leger, Skiing
  • James R. “Bud” Jack Scholar Athlete: Alexa Van Komen, Volleyball
  • Dr. Burtis Evans Scholar Athlete: Ola Jordheim, Skiing
  • Women’s Sport Ute Proud Most Inspirational Athlete: Dru Gylten, Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s Sport Ute Proud Most Inspirational Athlete: Cooper DeRyk, Swimming & Diving
  • Women’s Sport Dr. Chris Hill Leadership Award: Maya LeBar, Track & Field
  • Men’s Sport Dr. Chris Hill Leadership Award: Justin Kelly, Baseball
  • Play Of The Year: Alani Sabado, Gymnastics
  • Women’s Sport Athlete Of The Year: Maile O’Keefe, Gymnastics
  • Most Inspirational Team: Skiing

The graduating class included 76 student-athletes:


  • Brett Brocoff
  • Isaac Deveaux
  • Justin Kelly
  • Shea Kramer
  • Rykker Tom
  • Vincent Zavolta

Men’s Basketball

  • Brooks King
  • Alfonso Plummer

Cross-Country & Track

  • Anna Busatto
  • Emma Christensen
  • Regan Crofts
  • Sarah Feeny
  • Whitney Hessler
  • Astrid Lindgren
  • Jaclyn Martin
  • Ruby Jane Mathewson
  • Trina Moreno
  • Sarah Newton


  • Stone Azarcon
  • Britain Covey
  • RJ Hubert
  • Devin Lloyd
  • Joseph Ludwig
  • Simi Moala
  • Ali’i Niumatalolo
  • Bamidele Olaseni
  • Noah Rodriguez-Trammell
  • Dylan Slavens
  • Mika Tafua
  • Bryan Thompson
  • Maxs Tupai


  • Mitchell Schow
  • Colton Tanner


  • Missy Reinstadtler


  • David Headden
  • Zachary Johns
  • Harrison Nye
  • Jonathan Rose
  • Daniel Tracy

Men’s Tennis

  • Luis Florespliego
  • Benjamin Heck
  • Slava Shainyan


  • Mariah Bredal
  • Erin Engeset
  • Leah Lange
  • Addison Dvoracek
  • Mark Engel
  • Ola Jordheim
  • Fredrik Maurstad
  • Huston Philp


  • Katie Faulk
  • Julia Noskin
  • Alyssa Palacios
  • Alyssa Barrera


  • Livia Borges
  • Sarajean Edwards
  • Kristin Fairbairn
  • Aleea Gwerder

Swim & Dive

  • Ethan Dillard
  • Kenzie Ford
  • Grace Horvath
  • Robby King
  • Madison Lash
  • Kylie Mitchell
  • Liam O’Haimhirgin
  • Emma Ruchala
  • Rebecca Zeiger


  • Dani Drews
  • Lauren Sproule
  • Olivia Tearlink
  • Kenzie Koerber
  • Alexa Van Komen

Women’s Basketball

  • Maurane Corbin
  • Ola Makurat

Women’s Tennis

  • Madison McKay
  • Jasmin Rich

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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