The accolades keep rolling in for Texas A&M Aggies punter Braden Mann and Jace Sternberger. Mann was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year and also won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s most outstanding punter. In addition, both Mann and Sternberger (along with running back Trayveon Williams) were named All-SEC first teamers by both the Associated Press as well as the SEC Coaches. This week Mann and Sternberger were unsurprisingly named First Team All Americans by the Associated Press as well as the Football Writers Association of America.
But the awards don’t stop there. While primarily known for their football prowess, these two renaissance men continue garnering recognition from countless organizations across the award spectrum. Accolades include:
- Five Grammy nominations, including Single of the Year (Braden Mann’s 82-yard punt vs. Kentucky), Album of the Year (Sternberger’s 10 touchdowns) Collaboration of the year (Ask the Aggies: Ep 3) and Best New Artist (both nominated)
- Each has been awarded a Nobel Prize. Sternberger received a peace prize for calming restless Aggies longing for tight end utilization, and Mann received the prize for science by perfecting the formula for piss missiles previously only replicated in a lab environment.
- The two collaborated on a children’s book, “Braden Kick! Jace Catch!” which received the Newbery Award, given to the author(s) of “the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”
- Forbes’ “30 Under 30,” ranking #1 and #2, respectively.
- Motor Trend Car of the Year (we aren’t sure how they qualified for this one, honestly)
- People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” (tie)
- Pending wax figures at Madame Tussauds
- Immediate induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Namesake entrees at Good Bull BBQ honoring their hometowns: The Mannwich (ham hock smoked over Cypress with BBQ sauce on Texas Toast) and the Sterngerger (fried fish cake featuring kingfish, rather than Mackey-rel)
- And many more sure to come