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College Football 2012 Awards Roundtable

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The Heisman remains college football’s biggest prize, but players from every position will walk away with hardware Thursday night as part of the college football awards show (ESPN, 7:30 p.m. Eastern).

Athlon has chimed in all year with our picks for frontrunners for each award, and now the time has come for our staff to pick our winners.

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Awards and finalists

David Fox

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Steven Lassan

Mitch Light

Winner

MAXWELL Player of the year
Collin Klein, Kansas State
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

Klein

Klein

Te'o

Manziel

Te'o

WALTER CAMP Player of the year
Kenjon Barner, Oregon
Collin Klein, Kansas State
Marqise Lee, USC
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

Klein

Klein

Te'o

Manziel

Te'o

DAVEY O’BRIEN Quarterback
Collin Klein, Kansas State
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Braxton Miller, Ohio State

Klein

Klein

Manziel

Manziel

Manziel

DOAK WALKER Running back
Montee Ball, Wisconsin
Kenjon Barner, Oregon
Johnathan Franklin, UCLA

Ball

Ka'Deem Carey, Arizona

Ball

Franklin

Ball

BILETNIKOFF Wide receiver
Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
Marqise Lee, USC
Terrance Williams, Baylor

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

MACKEY Tight end
Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
Zach Ertz, Stanford
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

Seferian-Jenkins

Seferian-Jenkins

Ertz

Eifert

Eifert

OUTLAND Interior lineman
Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
Barrett Jones, Alabama
Luke Joeckel, North Carolina

Jones

Joeckel

Jones

Jones

Joeckel

RIMINGTON Center
Mario Benavides, Louisville
Braxston Cave, Notre Dame
Dalton Freeman, Clemson
Khaled Holmes, USC
Barrett Jones, Alabama
Matt Stankiewitch, Penn State

Jones

Jones

Jones

Jones

Jones

BEDNARIK Defensive player
Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
Jarvis Jones, Georgia
Manti Te’o, Notre Dame

Te'o

Te'o

Te'o

Te'o

Te'o

THORPE Defensive back
Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
Dee Milliner, Alabama
Phillip Thomas, Fresno State

Thomas

Banks

Milliner

Milliner

Banks

LOU GROZA Kicker
Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
Cairo Santos, Tulane
Caleb Sturgis, Florida

Santos

Hopkins

Hopkins

Hopkins

Santos

RAY GUY Punter
Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
Kyle Christy, Florida
Scott Kovanda, Ball State

Allen

Christy

Allen

Allen

Allen

EDDIE ROBINSON AWARD Coach of the year
Gary Andersen, Utah State
Dave Doeren, Northern Illinois
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
Will Muschamp, Florida
Bill O’Brien, Penn State
David Shaw, Stanford
Bill Snyder, Kansas State
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M

Kelly

Kelly

Kelly

Kelly

 

Other honors already awarded:
Nagurski (defensive player): Te’o, Notre Dame
Lombardi (lineman or linebacker): Te'o, Notre Dame
Butkus (linebacker): Te’o, Notre Dame
Broyles (assistant coach): Bob Diaco, Notre Dame defensive coordinator

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