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December 2015

All Hail the Conquering Heroes: 2015 College Football Award Winners

The 2015 Home Depot/ESPN Awards Show was everything we hoped it would be--and a little bit more. If you love college football, you loved the show. Here is a quick summary of the award winners: Maxwell Award College Player of the Year Winner: Derrick Henry, Alabama Chuck Bednarik Award Defensive Player of the Year Winner: Tyler Matakevich, Temple Biletnikoff Award... Read more →


The Inimitable Dabo Swinney is Home Depot Coach of the Year

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was named the Home Depot Coach of the Year for 2015. Swinney's Clemson Tigers are the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff after a 13-0 regular season and a win over North Carolina in the ACC Championship Game. The Tigers play the Oklahoma Sooners in the Orange Bowl. If Clemson wins, it will... Read more →


Former Walk-on Carl Nassib Wins Rotary Lombardi Award

Penn State senior DE Carl Nassib was named the 2015 recipient of the Rotary Lombardi Award. The Lombardi Award is given each year to college football's best overall lineman. Nassib joined the Nittany Lion football program as a walk-on in 2011, and started for the first time this year. For over forty five years, the award has been presented annually... Read more →


John Mackey Tight End Award Goes to Arkansas's Hunter Henry--Video

Hunter Henry of Arkansas is the recipient of the 2015 John Mackey Award for the best all-around tight end in college football. In his three years playing at Arkansas, Henry has established a reputation for his elite blocking ability and strong receiving prowess and 2015 was another outstanding year for him. The junior recorded 46 receptions for 647 yards and... Read more →


"Mr. Everything" Christian McCaffrey Wins Hornung Award for Most Versatile Player

Stanford University sophomore Christian McCaffrey, a workhorse running back and kick return specialist who also lined up at blocking back, slot, wildcat quarterback and wide receiver on his way to the NCAA season-record for all-purpose yards, was named winner of the sixth annual Paul Hornung Award A fleet-footed and rock-solid athlete from Castle Rock, Colo., McCaffrey was named Pac-12 Offensive... Read more →


Oklahoma's Darlington Wins 2015 Wuerffel Trophy

Danny Wuerffel announced at the National Football Foundation’s Press Conference in New York that Ty Darlington, offensive lineman from the University of Oklahoma, is the winner of the 2015 Wuerffel Trophy. The All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, presents the Wuerffel Trophy to the Football Bowl Subdivision football player who best exhibits exemplary community service. “We are honored... Read more →


Temple's Matakevich Wins 2015 Nagurski Trophy

Temple senior linebacker Tyler Matakevich was named the 2015 Bronko Nagurski Trophy winner on Monday night, a feat paralleling his team’s rise to its first Top 25 ranking since 1980 and record-tying 10-victory season in which the Owls won the American Athletic Conference's East Division crown. Matakevich, the school’s all-time tackle leader, is the first major award winner for Temple... Read more →


Munger Coach of the Year Finalists: Dantonio, Ferentz, and Swinney

The Maxwell Football Club announced today three finalists for the 2015 George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. Named as finalists are Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), and Dabo Swinney (Clemson). Dantonio has led No. 3-ranked Spartans to a 12-1 record and a Big Ten championship. Seven of Michigan State's games came down to the final possession... Read more →


2015 Heisman Finalists Are Henry, McCaffrey, and Watson!

Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams announced that the finalists for the 81st annual Heisman Memorial Trophy are Alabama running back Derrick Henry, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. The three finalists will be invited to New York City for the Heisman Trophy announcement on Saturday, December 12, which will broadcast live on ESPN at 8:00 PM... Read more →


The Wuerffel Trophy Finalists Are Sudfeld, Foster, & Darlington

The three finalists for the 2015 Wuerffel Trophy have been announced. This special award recognizes a college football player for his athletic achievement, academic performance, and exemplary community service. The 2015 Wuerffel Trophy finalists are: - Nate Sudfeld, Indiana University, senior, quarterback - Landon Foster, University of Kentucky, senior, punter - Ty Darlington, University of Oklahoma, senior, offensive line “Once... Read more →


Campbell Trophy Will Be Awarded to College Football's Top Scholar-Athlete

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & the College Hall of Fame have announced the finalists for the 2015 William V. Campbell Trophy. The Campbell Trophy recognizes one individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. The 12 finalists will each receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. They finalists will travel to New York City for the 58th NFF Annual... Read more →


Walter Camp Award Recognizes College Football Player of the Year

Here are the finalists for the 2015 Walter Camp Player of the Year award: DERRICK HENRY – ALABAMA – Junior – Running Back – The nation’s rushing leader (1,797 yards), Derrick Henry has rushed for 200+ yards in a game four times, including a season-high 271 in a win over Auburn. Henry’s 22 touchdowns also lead the nation. DESMOND KING... Read more →


Bosa, Garrett, Lawson, and Nassib Compete for Rotary Lombardi Award for Best Lineman

The Rotary Club of Houston announced today the four finalists for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award, presented annually since 1970 to the nation’s top college football lineman. The award honors the memory of Vince Lombardi, legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers. The 46th Rotary Lombardi Award finalists are: Joey Bosa, DE, Jr, Ohio State Myles Garrett , DE, Soph,... Read more →


Ray Guy Award will go to Carrizosa, Hackett, or Hunt

The three finalists for the 2015 Ray Guy Award have been announced. This special award is given each year to the top punter in college football. The candidates were evaluated on their overall statistics and contribution to the team. Particular emphasis is placed on the punter’s net average, percentage of total punts inside the 20-yard line and percentage of punts... Read more →


Meet the Outland Trophy Finalists

The three finalists for the 2015 Outland Trophy have been announced. The Outland Trophy is awarded annually to college football's best interior lineman. Drango Garnett Robinson Here is a look at the three contenders for this prestigious award: Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor (6-6, 320, Sr., Cedar Park, Texas): Drango has a team-high 45 career starts (23 consecutive) for the powerful... Read more →


2015 Maxwell Award: Who will follow in the footsteps of Marcus Mariota?

The finalists for the Maxwell Award for College Football Player of the Year are Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, and Deshaun Watson. Derrick Henry’s season totals are impressive: 249 carries, 1,526 yards, 21 TDs; and 10 receptions for 97 yards for the 10-1 Crimson Tide. Henry’s signature game came against LSU, when he hammered the Tiger defense for 210 yards and... Read more →


Cast your vote for the best college placekicker: Carlson, Elliot, or Fairbairn

The Lou Groza Award is given annually to the nation's top college placekicker. This year, fans can help choose the winner by casting a vote here: Groza Vote. (The ballot is at the bottom of the page.) The finalists for the 2015 award are: Daniel Carlson of Auburn University; Jake Elliot, University of Memphis, and Ka’imi Fairbairn of UCLA. Carlson,... Read more →


Top Ivy League Football Players to Be Honored

Dartmouth senior linebacker Will McNamara, Harvard senior quarterback Scott Hosch and Penn senior linebackerTyler Drake and sophomore wide receiver Justin Watson have been announced as the four finalists for the 2015 Asa S. Bushnell Cup, which honors the Ivy League Football Players of the Year. Hosch and Watson are finalists for Offensive Player of the Year, while McNamara and Drake... Read more →


Who is the Best Assistant Coach in College FB? Is it Smart, Briles, Venables, Chizik, or Riley?

The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in America and was established in 1996 to honor legendary Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles. The Broyles Award selection committee has chosen the following five finalists for the 2015 award: Kirby Smart, Alabama, Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Kendal Briles, Baylor, Offensive Coordinator Brent Venables, Clemson, Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Gene Chizik, North Carolina,... Read more →