Dec 5, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) runs against the Florida Gators during the third quarter of the 2015 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

College Football Awards Recap

The 2015 college football season has drawn to a close, and the nation’s best players have are being recognized for their exceptional seasons. Here’s your recap:


Derrick Henry, (Jr., Alabama RB)

Deshaun Watson, (So., Clemson QB)

Christian McCaffrey, (So., Stamford RB)

Winner: Derrick Henry

Maxwell Award (College Payer of the Year)

Derrick Henry, (Jr., Alabama RB)

Deshaun Watson, (So., Clemson QB)

Christian McCaffrey, (So., Stamford RB)

Winner: Derrick Henry

Chuck Bendarik Award (Defensive Player of the Year)

Tyler Matakevick (Sr., Temple)

Carl Nassib (Sr., Penn State)

Reggie Ragland (Sr., Alabama)

Winner: Tyler Matakevick

Biletnikoff Award (Outstanding Receiver)

Corey Coleman (Jr., Baylor)

Josh Docton (Sr., TCU)

Laquon Treadwell (Jr., Mississippi)

Winner: Corey Coleman

Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award (Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker)

Daniel Carlson (So., Auburn)

Jake Elliott (Jr., Memphis)

Ka’imi Fairbairn (Sr., UCLA)

Winner: Ka’imi Fairbairn

Ray Guy Award (College Punter of the Year)

Michael Carrizosa (So., San Jose State)

Tom Hackett (Sr., Utah)

Hayden Hunt (RS Jr., Colorado State)

Winner: Tom Hackett

Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award (Nation’s Best Quarterback)

Trevone Boykin (Sr., TCU)

Baker Mayfield (Jr., Oklahoma)

Deshuan Watson (S0., Clemson)

Winner: Deshaun Watson

Outland Trophy (Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman)

Spencer Drango (Sr., Baylor)

Joshua Garnett (Sr., Stanford)

A’Shawn Robinson (Jr., Alabama)

Winner: Joshua Garnett 

Jim Thorpe Award (Nation’s Best Defensive Back)

Jeremy Cash (RS Sr., Duke)

Vernon Hargreaves III (Jr., Florida)

Desmond King (Jr., Iowa)

Winner: Desmond King

Doak Walker Award (Nation’s Premier Running Back)

Leonard Fournette (So., LSU)

Derrick Henry (Jr., Alabama)

Christian McCaffrey, (So., Stamford RB)

Winner: Derrick Henry

Walter Camp Award (Player of the Year)

Winner: Derrick Henry

Home Depot Coach of the Year

Winner: Dabo Swinney, Clemson

John Mackey Award (Nation’s Outstanding Tight End)

Winner: Hunter Henry, Arkansas

Rimington Trophy, Most Outstanding Center

Winner: Ryan Kelly, Alabama

Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Defensive Player of the Year)

Winner: Tyler Matakevich, Temple

Wuerffel Trophy (Community Service)

Winner: Ty Darlington, Oklahoma

Broyles Award, Assistant Coach of the Year

Winner: Lincoln Ridley, Oklahoma

Lombardi Award (Top Lineman)

Winner: Carl Nassib, Penn State

Butkus Award (Best Linebacker)

Winner: Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

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