Goodwin honored as McKittrick Award winner

January 17, 2012, 6:16 am
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Center Jonathan Goodwin, whom the 49ers acquired as a free agent in the offseason, was honored Monday night as winner of the Bobb McKittrick Award.Right guard Adam Snyder congratulated Goodwin on Twitter and included a photo of the menu for the dinner held in his recognition. Goodwin responded, "I feel honored when (I) look at some of the names on that list. Thanks to my OL teammates."
The 49ers have yet to announce any of their team award winners.
The McKittrick Award is given annually to the 49ers offensive lineman who best exemplifies the dedication, excellence and commitment of offensive line coach Bobb McKittrick, who coached 21 seasons with the 49ers. McKittrick, who died in 2000, was the line coach for each of the 49ers' five Super Bowl titles.

Coach Jim Harbaugh last week referred to Goodwin as "a block of granite up there for us." Goodwin spent the past five seasons with the New Orleans Saints, the team the 49ers defeated Saturday in the NFC divisional playoff round."You're happy, you're extremely happy," Goodwin said Monday. "But at the same time, you see some of your best friends' season end. So it's kind of bittersweet."When 49ers center David Baas signed as a free agent with the New York Giants, the 49ers filled the spot by acquiring Goodwin with a three-year, 10.9 million contract.A bronze plaque of McKittrick hangs in the 49ers locker room surrounded by photographs of McKittrick Award winners:1981 Keith Fahnhorst
1983 John Ayers
1984 Randy Cross
1985 Fred Quillan
1987 Bubba Paris
1988 Steve Wallace
1989 Harris Barton
1990 Guy McIntyre
1991 Jesse Sapolu
1992 Guy McIntyre
1993 Harris Barton
1994 Derrick Deese
1995 Kirk Scrafford
1996 Jesse Sapolu
1997 Ray Brown
1998 Chris Dalman
1999 Ray Brown
2000 Jeremy Newberry
2001 Ray Brown
2002 Scott Gragg
2003 Jeremy Newberry
2004 Kyle Kosier
2005 Jeremy Newberry
2006 Eric Heitmann
2007 Eric Heitmann
2008 Eric Heitmann
2009 David Baas
2010 David Baas
2011 Jonathan Goodwin

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