During the VIP reception prior to the banquet, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer honored Bridgewater for his stellar play in the annual rivalry game. The mayor also presented the Cardinals signal-caller with a key to the city.
U of L head coach Charlie Strong shares a moment from the helmet removing hit that Bridgewater received during the early stages of Cardinals convincing win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl.
During his question and answer with the mayor, Bridgewater noted that he is on pace to graduate in December and he also shares his favorite memory from the 2012 Governors Cup.
Later that evening, Bridgewater received the Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award, a red and blue Louisville Slugger, given annually to the most valuable player on the winning team in the U of L - UK football game.
U of L offensive coordinator Shawn Watson introduces Bridgewater. Former U of L head coach Howard Schnellenberger presents the award.