PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 28, 2012) – Rutgers head football coach Kyle Flood announced the spring football award winners for the Scarlet Knights Saturday at the annual Scarlet-White spring football game. Rising senior defensive end Ka’Lial Glaud (Sicklerville, N.J.) won the Frank R. Burns Award, given to the player who displays extraordinary mental and physical toughness during spring practice.
Rising sophomore offensive lineman Taj Alexander (Downingtown, Pa.) was the recipient of the Mark Mills Second Effort Award, given to the Most Improved Offensive Player. Rising redshirt freshman linebacker Quentin Gause (Rochester, N.Y.) earned the Douglas A. Smith Award for his efforts as the Most Improved Defensive Player.
Glaud played in all 13 games last season and started two at defensive end. The South Jersey product finished with 20 tackles, four tackles-for-loss and two sacks. He also recovered two fumbles on the season.
Alexander made the move to the offensive line from defensive tackle in 2011. Now a full-time offensive lineman, Alexander has been with the first team unit the entire spring.
Gause redshirted as a true freshman in 2011 and was a valuable member of the scout team at linebacker. This spring, Gause has been with the second team defense.
Rutgers opens the 2012 season Saturday, September 1 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome vs. Tulane. Season tickets are now on sale at ScarletKnights.com or by calling 1-866-445-GORU. Prices range from $99 for season tickets in the family zone, $240 in the end zone and $300 for sideline season tickets.