Monday, November 25, 2013
Finalists for annual awards revealed
By Andrea Adelson
The finalists for the Home Depot College Football Awards were revealed on Monday with strong representation from the ACC. Here is a look at the ACC players up for the major awards to be handed out Dec. 12 in Orlando and shown at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Chuck Bednarik Award, defensive player of the year: Aaron Donald, Pitt
Biletnikoff award, most outstanding receiver: Sammy Watkins, Clemson
Lou Groza Award, most outstanding kicker: Roberto Aguayo, Florida State
Maxwell Award, college player of the year: Jameis Winston, Florida State
Davey O'Brien Award, best quarterback: Jameis Winston, Florida State
Outland Trophy, most outstanding interior lineman: Aaron Donald, Pitt
Jim Thorpe Award, best defensive back: Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State
Doak Walker Award, best running back: Andre Williams, Boston College
John Mackey Award, outstanding tight end: Eric Ebron, North Carolina; Nick O'Leary Florida State
Only one award does not have an ACC finalist: Ray Guy Award, which goes to the best punter in the nation.
For a complete list of finalists, click here.