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NCAA.com | December 11, 2015

College football awards: List of winners

College football's best were on hand to celebrate their successful seasons at The Home Depot 25th Anniversary College Football Awards on Thursday evening.

The winners of the awards from the National College Football Awards Association were announced at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, a first-time venue for the ceremony.

The finalists and winners are listed below, as well as other awards that were announced before the show.

MORE: Breakdown of Henry, McCaffrey and Watson

Maxwell Award

College Player of the Year

Finalists:

Derrick Henry (Jr., Alabama)

Christian McCaffrey (So., Stanford)

Deshaun Watson (So., Clemson)

Winner:

Derrick Henry

Chuck Bednarik Award

Defensive Player of the Year

Finalists:

Tyler Matakevich (Sr., Temple)

Carl Nassib (Sr., Penn State)

Reggie Ragland (Sr., Alabama)

Winner:

Tyler Matakevich

Biletnikoff Award

Outstanding Receiver

Finalists:

Corey Coleman (Jr., Baylor)

Josh Docton (Sr., TCU)

Laquon Treadwell (Jr., Mississippi)

Winner:

Corey Coleman

Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award

Nation's Outstanding Placekicker

Finalists:

Daniel Carlson (So., Auburn)

Jake Elliott (Jr., Memphis)

Ka'imi Fairbairn (Sr., UCLA)

Winner:

Ka'imi Fairbairn

Ray Guy Award

College Punter of the Year

Finalists:

Michael Carrizosa (So., San Jose State)

Tom Hackett (Sr., Utah)

Hayden Hunt (RS Jr., Colorado State)

Winner:

Tom Hackett

Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award

Nation's Best Quarterback

Finalists:

Trevone Boykin (Sr., TCU)

Baker Mayfield (Jr., Oklahoma)

Deshaun Watson (So., Clemson)

Winner:

Deshaun Watson

Outland Trophy

Nation's Most Outstanding Interior Lineman

Finalists:

Spencer Drango (Sr., Baylor)

Joshua Garnett (Sr., Stanford)

A'Shawn Robinson (Jr., Alabama)

Winner:

Joshua Garnett

Jim Thorpe Award

Nation's Best Defensive Back

Finalists:

Jeremy Cash (RS Sr., Duke)

Vernon Hargreaves III (Jr., Florida)

Desmond King (Jr., Iowa)

Winner:

Desmond King

Doak Walker Award

Nation's Premier Running Back

Finalists:

Leonard Fournette (So., LSU)

Derrick Henry (Jr., Alabama)

Christian McCaffrey (So., Stanford)

Winner:

Derrick Henry

Walter Camp Award

Player of the Year

Winner:

Derrick Henry, Alabama

Home Depot Coach of the Year

Winner:

Dabo Swinney, Clemson

John Mackey Award

Nation's Outstanding Tight End

Winner:

Hunter Henry (Jr., Arkansas)

Rimington Trophy

Most Outstanding Center

Winner:

Ryan Kelly, Alabama

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Defensive Player of the Year

Winner:

Tyler Matakevich, Temple

Wuerffel Trophy

Community Service

Winner:

Ty Darlington, Oklahoma

Broyles Award

Assistant Coach of the Year

Winner:

Lincoln Ridley, Oklahoma

Lombardi Award

Top Lineman

Winner:

Carl Nassib, Penn State

Butkus Award

Best Linebacker

Winner:

Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

 

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