THE ALFRED E. WATSON TROPHY
Presented annually to Dartmouth's top male student-athlete of the year.
Winner: Jalen Mackie (Football)
Entering his senior year with a total of just 10 tackles to his credit, Mackie emerged as the focal point of the Big Green defense this fall, leading the Ivy League with nearly 10 tackles per game. Seven times the linebacker recorded the most tackles in a game during the season, twice collecting a career-high 13, including in the 31-7 victory over previously undefeated Princeton. He was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week on two separate occasions and had at least 10 tackles in a game five times. Eight of Mackie's stops were for a loss with one sack, and he even added an interception in the season opener.
A first-team All-Ivy League and All-New England selection, as well as a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, which is given to the top defensive player in the FCS, he earned his place on the Stats Perform All-America Third Team.