TCU's Combs Receives Rudy Ruettiger Award

TCU placekicker Drew Combs has received the 2008 College Football Rudy Award.

The announcement was made Monday at the American Football Coaches Association Convention at the Opryland Hotel. Combs was presented a trophy and $5,000 scholarship by Rudy Ruettiger, namesake of the award and the focus of the 1993 movie about an undersized athlete who put forth incredible effort to play for the University of Notre Dame.

The Rudy Award honors student-athletes who demonstrate exemplary character, courage, contribution and commitment as members of their collegiate football team.

Combs was born with a left arm that ends just below the elbow. He started every game the last two seasons for the Horned Frogs and recorded a career-best eight touchbacks in 2008. The senior from Houston also totaled three tackles in his career.

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