Award Season

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Award Season

This is a crazy time of year for Clemson football. Last week the staff tried to sneak in a few in-home visits with prospects, but the majority of the staff is on the road this week recruiting. This is the final week of recruiting until January due to the upcoming dead period.

It is also exam week at Clemson and the players are doing their best to keep up the high standards in the classroom. However, some players will miss time due to a busy award presentation schedule.

According to their websites, here are the awards that will go out this week and the Tigers competition for each award:

Bronco Nagurski Award

One award was given out Monday night. Tyler Matakevich is the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Award, which is awarded annually to the nation's top defensive player. The Temple linebacker accepted the honor from the Charlotte Touchdown Club in conjunction with the Football Writers Association at a banquet Monday night in Charlotte. Matakevich beat four other finalists: Duke defensive back Jeremy Cash, Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson, Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib and Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland.

Lombardi Award

The Rotary Club of Houston sponsors the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award, presented annually since 1970 to the nation’s top college football lineman.

The 46th Rotary Lombardi Award finalists are:

Joey Bosa Ohio State

Myles Garrett Texas A&M

Shaq Lawson Clemson

Carl Nassib Penn State.

The 2015 honoree will be announced at the Rotary Lombardi Award presentation tonight, at the Revention Music Center in downtown Houston, Texas. This year’s Rotary Lombardi Award ceremony will be broadcast by FOX Sports Southwest.

Hendricks Award

The Ted Hendricks Award goes to the nation's top defensive end. This year's finalist are: DeForest Buckner Oregon

Shilque Calhoun Michigan State

Myles Garrett Texas A&M

Carl Nassib Penn State

Shaq Lawson Clemson.

The winner will be announced tonight.

Mackey Award

The John Mackey Award goes to the nation's top tight end. The three finalists for the 2015 John Mackey Award are:

Hunter Henry Arkansas

Austin Hooper Stanford

Jordan Leggett Clemson

The 2015 John Mackey Award recipient will be announced on December 9, 2015, and presented live on December 10, 2015 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show: 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

Davey O'Brien Award

The Davey O'Brien Award goes to the nation's top quarterback. This year's finalists are: Deshaun Watson Clemson

Trevone Boykin TCU

Baker Mayfield Oklahoma.

The winner will be announced December 10th at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN.

Walter Camp Award

The Walter Camp Trophy is awarded to the outstanding player of the year.

The finalists for the award are:

Deshaun Watson Clemson

Derrick Henry Alabama

Christain McCaffrey Stanford

Baker Mayfield Oklahoma

Desmond King Iowa.

The winner will be announced December 10 on ESPN Sports Center.

Heisman Trophy

The Heisman Trophy is the most famous trophy in college football. It goes to the nation's most outstanding player. The finalists for the Heisman Trophy are:

Deshaun Watson Clemson

Derrick Henry Alabama

Christian McCaffrey Stanford

The winner will be announced on ESPN December 12.

Broyles Award

The Broyles Award goes to the nation's top assistant coach. Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma won the award yesterday.

This year's other finalists were:

Kendal Briles Baylor

Gene Chizik UNC

Brent Venables Clemson

Kirby Smart Alabama

Eddie Robinson Award

The Eddie Robinson Award goes to the nation's top head coach. It will be awarded on December 16.

This year's finalists are:

Dabo Swinney Clemson

Mark Dantonio Michigan State

Kirk Ferentz Iowa

Tom Herman Houston

Brian Kelly Notre Dame

Matt Rhule Temple

David Shaw Stanford

Bob Stoops Oklahoma

George Munger

The George Munger Award is presented to the NCAA Division I college football coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.

This year's finalists are:

Mark Dantonio Michigan State

Kirk Ferentz Iowa

Dabo Swinney Clemson

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Prayer List

The prayer list is a medium for our community to recognize those that are in need. If you would like to add someone to the list, please email me at Please let me know when it is appropriate to remove a person off the list.

Those who need our prayers include: Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got Igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S., Daniel Rosborough, the Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L., Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs, Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys," Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas V. family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers, Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr., Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon Thompson, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Amanda Peake, Chip Turner, Nick Collins, Allen Steen, the Sturkey family, the Lance family, Nick Chrisley's family, Allison Williams, Lt. Kyle Walker, Summer and Joel Johnson, Nicole O'Donnell, James O. Johnson, Joy Pruett and family, Bill Schmidt, Jack Bailey, Gardner Family, Charles Turner, Kathy Bartholomew, Ray Sanders, David and Robin Blocker, J.R. Ray, Kenneth Kowe, Lauren Sielicki, Jenna Phipps, Mark Lawrence, Jonathan and Jacki Sullins, Peter Laboy, Kat and Carlisle Jones, Elizabeth Galloway and family, Anita McDonald, Willard Harryman, Liz Surratt, Molly Senn, Jackie Shearer, Richard Sellers, Tim Drisdelle, Susan and Mike Brown, Julie Goodman Marshall, Willard and Dorothy Harryman, Justin Jernigan, Jack Cunningham, Mia Daughtery, Tee Senn, Bob Garrett, Skylar, Joseph Thomas, Mrs. Nelis, Sean Rowell, George Parker, Levon Kirkland and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, David Vaughn, Keith Dalton, B.T., Bill Hilbig, Rita Elrod Hammond and family, Jim McKeller, Tony Alewine, Sharon Storck, Dick Baird, Richard Bagnal, Dustin and Brittany Peurifoy, Jan Allan, Josh Cox, Gregg and Sylvia Lewis, Travis Hamrick, Kaki Harmon, Jammie McKellar and babies, Karen Edwards, Jackson Lindsey, Cathy Hutson Gregg, Kristin Heckman, Jennifer Johnson, Jay Johnson, Lyndsie Johnson, Emily Davis, Hayes Davis, Judy Towe, Johnny Towe, Ken Brown, Elaine Brown, Rhonda Thompson, Tim Davis, Jacob Greinke, Jack Finley, Richard and Clara Crawford, Zach and Griffin Johnson, Israel, Frankie Allen, Bobby Allen, the Wessinger family, the Parsons family, Todd Price and family, Rosemary A Flynn, Dr. Mickey Shealy family, Mr. Gillespie, Bobbi Nicholson, Dr. Matt Stower, Tyler Kemmerlin, Parks Hutto, Patrick DeStefano, Robert Summerville, Michelle Richey, Julie Moore, Ashley Fitch, Drew Moyer, Kevin Anderson, Lyn Price, John Robert Smith, Allison Williams, Nicholas Wickiser, Lena Wright, Elizabeth Bruner, Bobbi Simpson, Hammond Family, Elaine G. Duvall, Addison Grace, Bennie Cunningham, Kevin Orcutt, Alan Finley, Keith Wells, Steve Byrd, Jessica Hernandez, Wayne Mullins, Rita Alexander, Tony Osterman, family and friends of Gary Cooper, Tonya Gibson, Mary Carmen Harman and our great country and the men and women in uniform that protect and serve it every day, plus their families.

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