May 12, 2014
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee junior offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson has been named a 2014 Hammer Strength All-American. The Knoxville native has garnered national acclaim after his nomination by Strength Coach Dave Lawson.
"Kyler works very hard and is a high effort type of player," said Lawson. "He is very conscience in improving himself as a player, but also does a great job of mentoring teammates in our program. Kyler has improved physically in the last year but more importantly his confidence has rose as a result of his commitment to hard work and high effort off the field. He provides a good example to his teammates with his determination and consistency to improve each day."
Kerbyson was one of 19 student-athletes in a variety of sports honored in Salt Lake City on May 8.
The Hammer Strength, in partnership with the CSCCa, developed the Hammer Strength All American Athlete Award in 2013 to recognize the most outstanding college athletes who exemplify the best of what it takes, on and off the field, to become an elite athlete. The strength and conditioning coaching staff at each institution is encouraged to collaborate in selecting one male and one female athlete to receive this award and to be considered for the second annual All American Athlete of the Year Award for 2014.
Athletes to be considered for this award are characterized by intensity, consistency of purpose, achievement, and teamwork. These athletes are superior performers on the field/court who exemplify the best of what it takes to become fierce competitors. They exhibit tremendous work ethic and leadership skills. They motivate their teammates to excel and perform at their best. Leaders by example, these student athletes have strong academic standing and exhibit good sportsmanship. They are dedicated to their sport--tireless workers in pursuit of excellence--translating everything they accomplish, be it in the strength and conditioning arena or the classroom, to performance on the field/court.