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Finalists Announced for the 27th Edition of The Home Depot College Football Awards Presented by GILDAN

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  • Awards Ceremony to Air Live on ESPN on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. ET
  • Show Originates from the College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Experience in Atlanta
  • The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special presented by Daltile on ESPNU

Twenty-seven finalists have been named for nine National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) honors to be handed out at The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by GILDAN live from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. Hosted by Lee Corso, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Tom Rinaldi and Maria Taylor, the annual awards show recognizes the accomplishments of college football student-athletes during the 2017 season. The nominees will be featured in The Home Depot College Football Awards Nomination Special on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. on ESPNU.  In addition, Rinaldi and Taylor will host The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special presented by Daltile on Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

MEDIA NOTE: Media interested in attending the media availability with nominees on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and/or covering the live telecast on Thursday, Dec. 7, can email [email protected] through Monday, Dec. 4.

 

The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by GILDAN Finalists

NCFAA awards announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards:

Chuck Bednarik Award
College Defensive Player of the Year
Bradley Chubb, NC State (Sr.)
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (Jr.)
Roquan Smith, Georgia (Jr. )
Biletnikoff Award
Outstanding Receiver
Michael Gallup, Colorado State (Sr.)
David Sills V, West Virginia (Jr.)
James Washington, Oklahoma State (Sr.)
Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award
Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker
Daniel Carlson, Auburn (Sr.)
Dominik Eberle, Utah State (So.)
Matt Gay, Utah (Jr.)
Ray Guy Award
College Punter of the Year
Michael Dickson, Texas (Jr.)
JK Scott, Alabama (Sr.)
Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah (Jr.)
Maxwell Award
College Player of the Year
Saquon Barkley, Penn State (Jr.)
Bryce Love, Stanford (Jr.)
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (Sr.)
Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award
Nation’s Best Quarterback
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State (Sr.)
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (Sr.)
Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State  (Sr.)
Outland Trophy
Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman
Orlando Brown, Oklahoma (Jr.)
Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame (Sr.)
Ed Oliver, Houston (So.)
Jim Thorpe Award
Nation’s Best Defensive Back
DeShon Elliott, Texas (Jr.)
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (Jr.)
Josh Jackson, Iowa (Jr.)
Doak Walker Award
Nation’s Premier Running Back  
Saquon Barkley, Penn State (Jr.)
Bryce Love, Stanford (Jr.)
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin (Fr.)
Walter Camp All-American Team Team will be announced Thursday, Dec. 7.

 

Other honors recognized during The Home Depot College Football Awards:

The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award Winner will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6
NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award Winner to be announced Thursday, Nov. 30
Disney Spirit Award The University of Iowa Football Program
William V. Campbell Trophy
Premier  Scholar-Athlete
The 12 finalists for the Campbell Trophy were announced on Wednesday, Nov. 1.
The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Team Captain will be announced on Monday, Dec. 4
The Walter Camp Player of the Year Winner will be announced on SportsCenter on Thursday, Dec. 7th.

 

Awards to be recognized during The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special presented by Daltile at 6 p.m. on ESPNU:

John Mackey Award
Outstanding Tight End
Mark Andrews, Oklahoma (Jr.)
Troy Fumagalli, Wisconsin (Sr.)
Mike Gesicki, Penn State (Sr.)
Rimington Award
Outstanding Center
Finalists announced Monday, Dec. 4.
Wuerffel Trophy
Community Service
Blaise Taylor, Arkansas State (Sr.)
Courtney Love, Kentucky (Sr.)
Drue Tranquill, Notre Dame (Sr.)

 

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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