Watson, Leggett among 24 finalists for The Home Depot CFB Awards


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Watson, Leggett among 24 finalists for The Home Depot CFB Awards

The Home Depot College Football Awards will air on ESPN, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. ET. The show highlights the achievements of college football student-athletes in 2016. Twenty-four players were selected as finalists for the nine National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) awards given annually during the show. The nominees will be featured during The Home Depot College Football Awards Nomination Special on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. on ESPNU.

THE HOME DEPOT COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS FINALISTS – (listed alphabetically)

NCFAA awards announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards:

Chuck Bednarik Award

College Defensive Player of the Year

Jonathan Allen, Alabama (Sr.)

Myles Garrett, Texas A&M (So.)

Jabrill Peppers, Michigan (Jr.)

Biletnikoff Award

Outstanding Receiver

Austin Carr, Northwestern (Jr.)

Zay Jones, East Carolina (Sr.)

Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma (RS Sr.)

Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award

Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker

Daniel Carlson, Auburn (Jr.)

Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State (Sr.)

Younghoe Koo, Georgia Southern (Sr.)

Ray Guy Award

College Punter of the Year

Michael Dickson, Texas (So.)

Cameron Johnston, Ohio State, (GS)

Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, (So.)

Maxwell Award

College Player of the Year

Lamar Jackson, Louisville (So.)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (RS Jr.)

Jabrill Peppers, Michigan (Jr.)

Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award

Nation’s Best Quarterback

Lamar Jackson, Louisville (So.)

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (RS Jr.)

Deshaun Watson, Clemson (Jr.)*

Outland Trophy

Nation’s Most Outstanding

Interior Lineman

Pat Elflein, Ohio State (Sr.)

Cody O'Connell, Washington State (RS Jr.)

Cam Robinson, Alabama

Jim Thorpe Award

Nation’s Best

Defensive Back

Adoree’ Jackson, USC (Jr.)

Jourdan Lewis, Michigan (Sr.)

Tre’Davious White, LSU (Sr.)

Doak Walker Award

Nation’s Premier

Running Back

Dalvin Cook, Florida State (Jr.)

D’Onta Foreman, Texas (Jr.)

Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State (Sr.)

*2015 award winner

Other awards recognized during The Home Depot College Football Awards:

The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award

Winner be announced

on Wednesday, Dec. 8

NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award Winner to be announced on

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Disney Spirit Award

Most Inspirational

James Conner, Pittsburgh (RS Jr.)

William V. Campbell Trophy

Academic Success

The 12 finalists for the Campbell Trophy were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 1.

The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Team captain will be announced

on Wednesday, Nov. 23

Walter Camp All-America Team Team to be announced

on Thursday, Dec. 8

Awards recognized during The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special at 6 p.m. on ESPNU:

John Mackey Award

Outstanding Tight End

Jake Butt, Michigan (Sr.)

O.J. Howard, Alabama (Sr.)

Jordan Leggett, Clemson (Sr.)

Rimington Award

Outstanding Center

Finalists to be announced on

Monday, Dec. 5; Winner announced live

on the Red Carpet

Wuerffel Trophy

Community Service

Garrett Adcock, New Mexico (RS Sr.)

Trevor Knight, Texas A&M (Sr.)

Christian McCaffrey, Stanford (Jr.)

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