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Twenty-Four Finalists Announced for The Home Depot College Football Awards

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Credentialing and Schedule Information

  • Show to Air on ESPN on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. ET
  • Show to Originate from the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience in Atlanta

The Home Depot College Football Awards will air on ESPN, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. ET.  The show highlights the achievements of college football student-athletes in 2016.  Twenty-four players were selected as finalists for the nine National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) awards given annually during the show.  The nominees will be featured during The Home Depot College Football Awards Nomination Special on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

THE HOME DEPOT COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS FINALISTS – (listed alphabetically)

NCFAA awards announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards:

Chuck Bednarik Award
College Defensive Player of the Year
Jonathan Allen, Alabama (Sr.)
Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (So.)
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan (Jr.)
Biletnikoff Award
Outstanding Receiver
Austin Carr, Northwestern (Jr.)
Zay Jones, East Carolina (Sr.)
Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma (RS Sr.)
Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award
Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker
Daniel Carlson, Auburn (Jr.)
Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State (Sr.)
Younghoe Koo, Georgia Southern (Sr.)
Ray Guy Award
College Punter of the Year
Michael Dickson, Texas (So.)
Cameron Johnston, Ohio State, (GS)
Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, (So.)
Maxwell Award
College Player of the Year
Lamar Jackson, Louisville (So.)
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (RS Jr.)
Jabrill Peppers, Michigan (Jr.)
Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award
Nation’s Best Quarterback
Lamar Jackson, Louisville (So.)
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (RS Jr.)
Deshaun Watson, Clemson (Jr.)*
Outland Trophy
Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman
Pat Elflein, Ohio State (Sr.)
Cody O’Connell, Washington State (RS Jr.)
Cam Robinson, Alabama
Jim Thorpe Award
Nation’s Best Defensive Back
Adoree’ Jackson, USC (Jr.)
Jourdan Lewis, Michigan (Sr.)
Tre’Davious White, LSU (Sr.)
Doak Walker Award
Nation’s Premier Running Back
Dalvin Cook, Florida State (Jr.)
D’Onta Foreman, Texas (Jr.)
Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State (Sr.)

*2015 award winner

Other awards recognized during The Home Depot College Football Awards:

 

The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award

 

Winner be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 8
NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award

 

Winner to be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 30
Disney Spirit Award

 

James Conner, Pittsburgh (RS Jr.)
William V. Campbell Trophy
Academic Success
The 12 finalists for the Campbell Trophy were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

 

Team captain will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 23
Walter Camp All-America Team

 

Team to be announced on Thursday, Dec. 8

 

Awards recognized during The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special at 6 p.m. ET on ESPNU:

John Mackey Award
Outstanding Tight End
Jake Butt, Michigan (Sr.)
O.J. Howard, Alabama (Sr.)
Jordan Leggett, Clemson (Sr.)
Rimington Award
Outstanding Center
Finalists to be announced on Monday, Dec. 5; Winner announced live on the Red Carpet
Wuerffel Trophy
Community Service
Garrett Adcock, New Mexico (RS Sr.)
Trevor Knight, Texas A&M (Sr.)
Christian McCaffrey, Stanford (Jr.)


MEDIA NOTE:
Media interested in attending the media availability with nominees on Wednesday, Dec. 7. and/or covering the live telecast on Thursday, Dec. 8, can email [email protected] through Monday, Dec. 5: Credentialing and Schedule Information

National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA)

The NCFAA encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football.  The 21 awards boast 678 years of tradition-selection excellence.  Visit www.NCFAA.org to learn more about our story.

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