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Presenters for 2017 The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by GILDAN Announced

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Nov. 20 Finalists Release

  • Awards show to Air Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Brent Musburger to Receive NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award

Presenters for The Home Depot College Football Awards presented by GILDAN—live on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN—include three College Football Hall of Fame inductees, national championship and Super Bowl Winning head coaches, and past college football awards recipients.

AWARD PRESENTER FINALISTS
Chuck Bednarik Award
College Defensive Player of the Year
David Pollack
2004 Winner, Georgia
Bradley Chubb, NC State (Sr.)
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (Jr.)
Roquan Smith, Georgia (Jr. )
Biletnikoff Award
Outstanding Receiver
Desmond Howard
Michigan
College Football Hall of Fame
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
Kevin Butler
Georgia
College Football Hall of Fame
Daniel Carlson, Auburn (Sr.)
Dominik Eberle, Utah State (So.)
Matt Gay, Utah (Jr.)
Ray Guy Award
College Punter of the Year
Drew Butler
Georgia
Michael Dickson, Texas (Jr.)
JK Scott, Alabama (Sr.)
Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah (Jr.)
Maxwell Award
College Player of the Year
Shawn Wooden
Maxwell Chairman
Saquon Barkley, Penn State (Jr.)
Bryce Love, Stanford (Jr.)
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (Sr.)
Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award
Nation’s Best Quarterback
Brad Banks
2002 Winner, Iowa
J.T. Barrett, Ohio State (Sr.)
Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (Sr.)
Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State  (Sr.)
Outland Trophy
Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman
Tracy Rocker
1988 Winner, Auburn
Orlando Brown, Oklahoma (Jr.)
Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame (Sr.)
Ed Oliver, Houston (So.)
Jim Thorpe Award
Nation’s Best Defensive Back
Bob Stoops
Oklahoma Head Coach (1999-2016)
DeShon Elliott, Texas (Jr.)
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (Jr.)
Josh Jackson, Iowa (Jr.)
Doak Walker Award
Nation’s Premier Running Back
Herschel Walker
Georgia
College Football Hall of Fame
Saquon Barkley, Penn State (Jr.)
Bryce Love, Stanford (Jr.)
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin (Fr.)
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Giles Bowman
SVP of Merchandising, The Home Depot
Winner will be announced on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award Dick Vermeil
Super Bowl Winning Head Coach
Brent Musburger
Disney Spirit Award Faron Kelley
Vice President, Disney Sports
The Kinnick Wave, University of Iowa
Walter Camp All-American Team Ki-Jana Carter
Penn State
Team will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 7.

 

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