SEC players up for awards

The finalists have been announced for the awards that will be announced during the The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, and the SEC is well represented.

Here's a look at the SEC players making it as one of the three finalists for the different awards:

Chuck Bednarik Award (best defensive player): Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley and LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson

Biletnikoff Award (best receiver): South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery

Ray Guy Award (best punter): Georgia's Drew Butler and Florida's Chas Henry

Maxwell Award (best all-around player): Auburn quarterback Cam Newton

Davey O'Brien Award (best quarterback): Auburn's Cam Newton

Jim Thorpe Award (best defensive back): LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson