Minnesota’s Peter Mortell awards himself ‘Holder of the Year’ for placeholding excellence

Holder Peter Mortell (left) of the Minnesota Golden Gophers executes a perfect celebration hug after kicker Ryan Santoso hit a game-winning field goal in overtime against the Colorado State Rams in September.

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But Mortell has taken the awards season into his own firm but forgiving placeholding hands as he announced the recipient of the (first annual?) "Holder of the Year" award. And the winner is none other than Peter Mortell himself!

Congratulations, Peter!

[H/T The Score]