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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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