LSU linebacker Duke Riley capped off his standout senior season by receiving the highest honor given out by the Tigers football program.
Riley was named the Charles McClendon Award recipient, which goes to the team's most valuable player, at LSU's annual senior banquet at the Baton Rouge River Center Sunday evening.
The MVP award, which is named after the Tigers' coach from 1962-1979, is voted on by the team. Junior running back Leonard Fournette was named the team MVP last season.
Riley, who only became a full-time starter this season, is second on the team in tackles (85). He has nine tackles for loss, including 1 1/2 sacks. He also recorded his first career interception in a 38-21 win against Ole Miss on Oct. 22.
Last month, Riley accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.
Other award recipients at the team banquet included fullback J.D. Moore, who was named the Charles E. Coates Award winner. The Coates Award winner is given to the senior, "who has demonstrated the highest commitment to scholarly work in the combination with excellence on the field," according to a news release by the program.
Moore, an architecture major with a 3.99 grade point average, has been a key figure in the LSU's potent rushing attack over the last two years. The Tigers are currently 20th in the nation in rushing offense. Running backs Derrius Guice and Leonard Fournette finished the regular season averaging well over 100 rushing yards per game.
Moore, who will return to LSU for a fifth year of eligibility, also added eight catches for 45 yards.
LSU also named three players from both sides of the ball as the Percy E. Roberts Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Players. The offensive recipients were Guice, Fournette and center Ethan Pocic. The defensive recipients were linebacker Kendell Beckwith, cornerback Tre'Davious White and safety Jamal Adams.
Pocic and wide receiver Travin Dural were voted as the permanent team captains from the offense, while the permanent team captains from the defense were Riley, White and Adams. Kicker Colby Delahoussaye was named the permanent team captain from special teams.
2016 LSU football awards
Alvin Roy Award
Ethan Pocic, D.J. Chark, J.D. Moore, Colin Jeter, Lewis Neal, Jordan Harper, Kendell Beckwith, Duke Riley, Tre'Davious White, Jamal Adams, Dwayne Thomas
LSU All Time Strength Team
Tre'Davious White, Ethan Pocic
Dr. Charles E. Coates, Academic Award
Wild Tiger Championship Trophy
Jeff Boss Unsung Hero Award
Lewis Neal, Josh Boutte, DeSean Smith, Travin Dural, D.J. Chark
Butch Duhe Award
Colin Jeter, Tashawn Bower, Danny Etling
George M. Wallace Memorial Award
2016 Permanent Team Captains (voted by team)
Offense: Ethan Pocic, Travin Dural
Defense: Duke Riley, Tre'Davious White, Jamal Adams
Special Teams: Colby Delahoussaye
2016 Percy E. Roberts Outstanding Offensive Player Award
Leonard Fournette, Derrius Guice, Ethan Pocic
2016 Percy E. Roberts Outstanding Defensive Player Award
Tre'Davious White, Kendell Beckwith, Jamal Adams
2016 LSU’s Most Valuable Player Award (voted by team)