SEC players get their props at Awards Show
Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
The SEC was well represented among the winners at the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards Show on Thursday night.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow captured his second straight Maxwell Award as college football's best all-around player. Tebow also won the Disney Spirit Award as the most inspirational player.
Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith won the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman, and Alabama coach Nick Saban was named the Home Depot National Coach of the Year.
Tebow and Smith were also among five SEC players named Thursday as first-team selections to the Walter Camp All-America team. The others were Ole Miss offensive tackle Michael Oher, Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes and Tennessee safety Eric Berry.
Earning second-team honors were Florida receiver Percy Harvin, Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno, LSU offensive guard Herman Johnson, Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody, Alabama safety Rashad Johnson and Kentucky cornerback Trevard Lindley.
Now for two small editorial comments: Berry was the best defensive back in the country and should have been the Jim Thorpe Award winner, and how is Alabama center Antoine Caldwell not at least a second-team All-American?
6:00 4th Qtr 14 Wisconsin 24 13 LSU 28 Suspended Idaho 0 Florida 0
Final Tennessee-Martin 14 Kentucky 59 Final South Dakota State 18 24 Missouri 38 Final West Virginia 23 2 Alabama 33 Final Arkansas 21 6 Auburn 45 Final 16 Clemson 21 12 Georgia 45 Final Southern Miss 0 Mississippi State 49
Final 21 Texas A&M 52 9 South Carolina 28 Final Boise State 13 18 Ole Miss 35 Final Temple 37 Vanderbilt 7