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November 2015

Joe Moore O-Line Award Finalists Announced--We Love This Award!

The Joe Moore Foundation for Teamwork announced today six Finalists for the 2015 Joe Moore Award, given to the top offensive line unit in college football. College Football Awards loves this award because it recognizes the teamwork of the big men up front who open holes and protect the QB. In the words of Vince Lombardi, “People who work together... Read more →


Who is the Best Tight End in College Football: Henry, Hooper, or Leggett?

The Friends of John Mackey have announced three finalists for the 2015 John Mackey Award, given each year to the best tight end in college football. Listed alphabetically, the finalists are: - Hunter Henry (JR, Arkansas) - Austin Hooper (SO, Stanford) - Jordan Leggett (JR, Clemson). The 2015 John Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 9, 2015 and... Read more →


Jim Thorpe Award Finalists: Cash, Hargreaves, and King

The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced three finalists for the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football. The Thorpe Award is named after history’s greatest athlete, Jim Thorpe. Thorpe excelled at every sport in which he competed, including football where he played on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Jim Thorpe... Read more →


Hornung Award Honors College Football's Most Versatile Player

Three defensive stars who provide their teams offensive energy and a workhorse all-purpose offensive back have been named finalists for the sixth annual Paul Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player in major college football. The four players – Adoree’ Jackson (Southern Cal), Robert Nkemdiche (Ole Miss), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) and Jabrill Peppers (Michigan) represent power conferences Pac-12, SEC... Read more →


Who Is College Football's Most Outstanding Defensive Player?

The Maxwell Football Club announced the 2015 finalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. The finalists are: Tyler Matakevich, Temple University, Senior, Linebacker Matakevich became the seventh player in NCAA history to record 100 tackles in four straight seasons Saturday during Temple's 31-12 win over Memphis. For the season Matakevich has posted 107... Read more →


And the Five Finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Award Are...

The following players are vying for the honor of Nagurski Defensive Player of the Year. ​Jeremy Cash, S, Duke (6-2, 210, Sr., Miami, Fla.): A second-team All-America selection last season, Cash has come back strong in 2015 and is tied for third in the Atlantic Coast Conference in tackles per game at 8.8. He also is the only defensive back... Read more →


Fans to Help Decide College Football's Best Receiver

Fans may now help determine which of the three finalists will be named the 2015 Biletnikoff Award winner by voting as often as once daily. The Biletnikoff Award recognizes college football's outstanding receiver, regardless of position. The finalists for the 2015 award are: Corey Coleman, Baylor University Josh Doctson, Texas Christian University Laquon Treadwell, University of Mississippi Read more →


Best Linebacker Finalists--Are They The Toughest Players in College Football?

The 2015 Butkus Award finalists for best college linebacker are: Leonard Floyd University of Georgia Deion Jones Louisiana State University Raekwon McMillan The Ohio State University Reggie Ragland University of Alabama Jaylon Smith University of Notre Dame Smith (2012) and McMillan (2013) would feel right at home receiving this award as both won the high school Butkus Award. Also, Smith... Read more →


Fans Help Determine Davey O'Brien QB Finalists

CU senior Trevone Boykin, Oklahoma junior Baker Mayfield and Clemson sophomore Deshaun Watson are the three finalists for the 2015 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award. After totaling the ballots from the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee members as well as fan votes recorded over the past three weeks at VoteOBrien.org, the 16 semifinalists were narrowed down to the trio of... Read more →


Fournette, Henry, and McCaffrey Contend for Best Running Back Award

LSU’s Leonard Fournette, Alabama’s Derrick Henry and Stanford’s Christian McCaffery have been named finalists for the Doak Walker Award, given each year to college football's best running back. Fournette has run for 1,582 yards and 17 touchdowns so far this season, and that includes three 2oo-plus yard games in a row. Henry has rushed for 1,526 yards and 21 touchdowns.... Read more →


Twenty-Four Finalists Announced for Nine of the Most Prestigious College Football Awards

Twenty-four players were selected as finalists for nine of the top college football awards. Here they are: College Defensive Player of the Year Tyler Matakevich, Temple (Sr.) Carl Nassib, Penn State (Sr.) Reggie Ragland, Alabama (Sr.) Biletnikoff Award--Outstanding Receiver Corey Coleman, Baylor (Jr.) Josh Doctson, TCU (Sr.) Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss (Jr.) Lou Groza Award--Outstanding Placekicker Daniel Carlson, Auburn (So.)... Read more →


Don't miss the ESPN/Home Depot College Football Awards at 7 pm on Thursday, Dec. 10th

The Home Depot College Football Awards will air on ESPN, Thursday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. ET. The show highlights the achievements of college football student-athletes in 2015. Twenty-four players were selected as finalists for the nine National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) awards given annually during the show. Derrick Henry (Alabama), Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) and Deshaun Watson (Clemson) are... Read more →