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SEC finalists for national awards

11/23/2009

The SEC is well represented in the finalists announced Monday for national awards.

Here's a rundown:

Chuck Bednarik Award (best defensive player)

  • Terrence Cody, Alabama

  • Brandon Spikes, Florida

  • Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska

Maxwell Award (best all-around player)

Doak Walker Award (best running back)

Jim Thorpe Award (best defensive back)

  • Eric Berry, Tennessee

  • Joe Haden, Florida

  • Earl Thomas, Texas

Davey O’Brien Award (best quarterback)

  • Case Keenum, Houston

  • Colt McCoy, Texas

  • Tim Tebow, Florida

Ray Guy Award (best punter)

  • Drew Butler, Georgia

  • Zoltan Mesko, Michigan

  • Chas Henry, Florida

Lou Groza Award (best kicker)

  • Kai Forbath, UCLA

  • Leigh Tiffin, Alabama

  • Blair Walsh, Georgia

* 2008 award winner