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MarQueis Gray earned Gophers' MVP honors

The Minnesota quarterback/wide receiver won the award for the second year in a row.

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback/wide receiver MarQueis Gray was named the team's MVP at its banquet on Sunday for the second year in a row. It's the first time that a Gophers player has won the award in back-to-back years since Laurence Maroney in 2004 and 2005. Along with winning the Bronko Nagurski Award, Gray also received the team's Paul Geil Award for unselfishness and putting the university first.

Gray proved to be a triple-threat for the Gophers in 2012, starting the season at quarterback before transitioning to wide receiver. In 10 games this season, Gray threw for 464 yards, rushed for 331 yards and caught 12 passes for 121 yards. In total, he was responsible for 10 touchdowns while throwing for just two interceptions as a passer.

With Gray departing and leading receiver A.J. Barker having quit the team, a main priority for the Gophers in the 2013 offseason will be discovering new playmakers on offense.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.