Updated January 8, 2021 at 7:09 AM CT

Alabama dominates College Football Awards

      The awards for the 2020 season were handed out Thursday night at the College Football Hall of Fame.

Alabama raked in the hardware. Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award, both of which are given to the nation’s top player. He also took home the Biletnikoff Award given to the nation’s top wide receiver. 

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones took home the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback, running back Najee Harris won the Doak Walker Award given to the game’s best running back and Landon Dickerson won the Rimington Award as the nation’s top center. 

Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award

Mac Jones, Alabama

Jones took over Alabama’s permanent starting role following Tua Tagovailoa’s departure completing 77% of his passes despite leading the nation in yards per throw.

Outland Trophy

Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman

Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

Leatherwood became the sixth Crimson Tide player to take home the Outland Trophy. 

Doak Walker Award

Nation’s Premier Running Back

Najee Harris, Alabama

Despite playing on a team with one of the best passing attacks in the country, Harris led the country in rushing touchdowns with 24 and finished third in rushing yards despite recording 50 fewer carries than leader Breece Hall. 

Paycom Jim Thorpe Award

Nation’s Best Defensive Back

Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU

The junior has taken part in nine takeaways over the last two seasons, tied for second in the FBS.  He finished third on the Horned Frogs with 47 tackles and two tackles for loss.

Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award

Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker

Jose Borregales, Miami

Borregales transferred across town from FIU to Miami for his senior season and he finished second in the country with 20 field goals this season, including a 57-yarder versus Louisville. Borregales was also perfect on extra points throughout the season and finished with 97 total points.

Chuck Bednarik Award

College Defensive Player of the Year

Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

The Tulsa star posted 53 tackles, 11.5 for loss, four interceptions with two going for touchdowns, four sacks, and one forced fumble. Collins becomes the first player from Tulsa to be named the nation’s top defender.

Ray Guy Award

College Punter of the Year

Pressley Harvin Jr., Georgia Tech

Harvin led the country in yards per punt with an average of 48 yards.

Biletnikoff Award

Outstanding Receiver

DeVonta Smith, Alabama

He won the Heisman Trophy.

Maxwell Award (Player of the year)

DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama

Smith led the nation with 105 receptions, 1,641 receiving yards, and 20 receiving touchdowns

Smith also took home the Walter Camp Player of the Year honor, becoming the third Alabama player and sixth wide receiver to win the award.

Burlsworth Trophy

Top Former Walk-On

Jimmy Morrissey, Pittsburgh

Disney Spirit Award

Most Inspirational

Darien Rencher, Clemson

William V. Campbell Trophy

Academic Heisman

Brady White, Memphis

Weurffel Trophy

Community Service

Teton Saltes, New Mexico

Broyles Award

Best Assistant Coach

Steve Sarkisian, Alabama



Ran DeBord - All Access Sporting News

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Attributes: AASNSports; FWAA; ESPN

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