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Presenters Revealed for The 2018 Home Depot College Football Awards

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  • Awards Ceremony to Air Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN
  • Inspirational Purdue Football Super Fan Tyler Trent to Receive the Disney Spirit Award
  • NCFAA Contributions Award Recognizes Historically Black Colleges & Universities

The Home Depot College Football Awards­­—airing Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN—will showcase the best in college football when the top players come together and are recognized for their achievements. Presenters for this year’s ceremony include four Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame members, a national championship winning head coach and past college football award recipients.

Jay Walker—ESPN college football analyst and former Howard University quarterback—will be on hand to present the National College Football Awards Association’s (NCFAA) Contributions to College Football award to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The show, held at the Chick-Fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, is preceded by The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special presented by Daltile on Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

AWARD PRESENTER FINALISTS
Chuck Bednarik Award
College Defensive Player of the Year
Paul Posluszny
2005 & 2006 Winner, Penn State 
Josh Allen, Kentucky (Sr.)
Christian Wilkins, Clemson (Gr.)
Quinnen Williams, Alabama (So.)
Biletnikoff Award
Outstanding Receiver
Fred Biletnikoff
Florida State
College Football Hall of Fame 
Andy Isabella, UMass (Sr.)
Jerry Jeudy, Alabama (So.)
Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State (So.)
Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award
Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker
Jonathan Ruffin
Winner 2000, Cincinnati 
Cooper Rothe, Wyoming (So.)
Andre Szmyt, Syracuse (Fr.)
Cole Tracy, LSU (Sr.)
Ray Guy Award
College Punter of the Year
Ray Guy
Southern Mississippi
College Football Hall of Fame 
Braden Mann, Texas A&M (Jr.)
James Smith, Cincinnati (So.)
Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah (So.)
Maxwell Award
College Player of the Year
Desmond Howard
Michigan
College Football Hall of Fame 
Will Grier, West Virginia (Sr.)
Kyler Murray, Oklahoma (Jr.)
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (So.)
Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award
Nation’s Best Quarterback
Vince Young
2005 Winner, Texas
Gardner Minshew II, Washington State (Gr.)
Kyler Murray, Oklahoma (Jr.)
Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama (So.)
Outland Trophy
Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman
Barrett Jones
2011 Winner, Alabama 
Christian Wilkins, Clemson (Gr.)
Jonah Williams, Alabama (So.)
Quinnen Williams, Alabama (So.)
Paycom Jim Thorpe Award
Nation’s Best Defensive Back
Coach Bob Stoops
Oklahoma Head Coach (1999-2016) 
DeAndre Baker, Georgia (Sr.)
Julian Love, Notre Dame (Jr.)
Greedy Williams, LSU (So.)
Doak Walker Award
Nation’s Premier Running Back
Herschel Walker
Georgia
College Football Hall of Fame 
Travis Etienne, Clemson (So.)
Darrell Henderson, Memphis (So.)
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin  (So.)
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Billy Bastek
VP of Merchandising, The Home Depot 
Winner announced Wednesday, Dec. 5.
NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award Jay Walker
Howard University 1994
MEAC Hall of Fame 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Disney Spirit Award Faron Kelley
Vice President, Disney Sports 
Tyler Trent
Inspirational Purdue Football Super Fan
Walter Camp All-America Team Morten Andersen
Michigan State
Team announced Thursday, Dec. 6.

 

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