This was easily one of our hardest categories to pick finalists. There were so many good players in college rugby this year. Several schools could have had multiple selections in and of themselves. Ultimately we've narrowed it down to four because we couldn't pick just three.
Dylan Audsley: There isn't a lot more that can be said about Audsley that hasn't already been said. He's taken home the Rudy Scholz Award and he has led his team to multiple championships and championship matches. There is little in the game that Audsley does not do well. He is a complete player and his confidence makes everyone around him more confident.
Jihad Khabir: Having already been invited to Eagles 7s camps we think it is just a matter of time before Khabir breaks in on the big stage. He has been everything for AIC over the last few years. As a playmaker he has been able to put his teammates in great spots. He's a leader and the rest of the the team follows his example.
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Russell Webb: The Cal veteran was a key reason why his team claimed the Varsity Cup. Watching his execution down the stretch against BYU was something to behold. He continually but the Bears in the right spot over and over. He may not have the flashiest game to him but he's as solid as they come and some lucky club is going to have a real find.
Calvin Whiting: Whiting has become one of the best players in the country. He has a developing boot and an understanding of the game beyond his years. If you were to pick the next breakout star from BYU that will go on to national team success it's hard not to pick Whiting. He's physical and he makes things happen both defensively and offensively. The best part for the Cougars is that he still has a few more years.
VOTE: Men's College Player of the Year— ThisIsAmericanRugby (@ThisIsAmerRugby) January 5, 2017
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