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A Breakdown of College Football's Awards

Jordan Davis, Georgia Bulldogs Football

Georgia nose tackle Jordan Davis won both the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Outland Trophy for his stellar play this season

With the college football regular season over that means it's time to hand out some hardware. There are currently more than 20 awards presented to recognize the best in college football in all aspects of the game. The most prestigious is the Heisman Trophy, which will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 12 (8 p.m. ET on ESPN), while several others were handed out on Dec. 9 during the "Home Depot College Football Awards."

With so many awards, it is tough to keep track of them so here is a breakdown of each award (in alphabetical order) and its history.

Biletnikoff Award

Honors: Top Receiver
Founded: 1994 by Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation
First Recipient: Bobby Engram, Penn State (1994)
Last Year's Recipient: DeVonta Smith, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh

Bronko Nagurski Award

Honors: Best Defensive Player
Founded: 1993 by Charlotte Touchdown Club and Football Writers Association of America
First Recipient: Rob Waldrop, Arizona (1993)
Last Year's Recipient: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
This Year's Recipient: Will Anderson Jr., OLB, Alabama

Broyles Award

Honors: Best Assistant Coach, selected by 1,500 coaches representing all FBS programs
Founded: 1996 by Downtown Rotary Club in Little Rock, Ark.
First Recipient: Mickey Andrews, Florida State (1996)
Last Year's Recipient: Steve Sarkisian, offensive coordinator, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Josh Gattis, offensive coordinator, Michigan

Burlsworth Trophy

Honors: Nation's most outstanding player who began college career as a walk-on
Founded: 2010 by Brandon Burlsworth Foundation
First Recipient: Sean Bedford, Georgia Tech (2010)
Last Year's Recipient: Jimmy Morrissey, C, Pittsburgh
This Year's Recipient: Grant Morgan, LB, Arkansas 

Butkus Award

Honors: Best Linebacker
Founded: 1985 by Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando
First Recipient: Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma (1985)
Last Year's Recipient: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame
This Year's Recipient: Nakobe Dean, Georgia

Chuck Bednarik Award

Honors: Defensive Player of the Year
Founded: 1995 by Maxwell Football Club
First Recipient: Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern (1995)
Last Year's Recipient: Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
This Year's Recipient: Jordan Davis, NT, Georgia

Davey O'Brien Award

Honors: Best Quarterback
Founded: 1977 by Davey O’Brien Foundation
First Recipient: Earl Campbell, Texas (1977) – Became quarterback-only award in 1981
Last Year's Recipient: Mac Jones, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Bryce Young, Alabama

Doak Walker Award

Honors: Best Running Back
Founded: 1990 by Southern Methodist University
First Recipient: Greg Lewis, Washington (1990)
Last Year's Recipient: Najee Harris, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

The Dodd Trophy

Honors: FBS football coach whose program represents three pillars of success: Scholarship, Leadership and Integrity
Founded: 1976, presented annually by Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl
First Recipient: Vince Dooley, Georgia (1976)
Last Year's Recipient: Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
This Year's Finalists: TBA

Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award

Honors: Most Inspirational Individual or Team
Founded: 1996
First Recipient: Daniel Huffman, a high school student who gave up his college football career to donate his kidney to his grandmother (1996)
This Year's Recipient: Tre Tipton, Pittsburgh

Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award

Honors: Best coach
Founded: 1957 by Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)
First Recipient: Woody Hayes, Ohio State (1957)
Last Year's Recipient: Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina
This Year's Finalists: 13 finalists were announced on Dec. 7, winner to be announced on Dec. 20

Heisman Trophy

Honors: Most Outstanding Player
Founded: 1935 by Downtown Athletic Club
First Recipient: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (1935)
Last Year's Recipient: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Bryce Young, QB, Alabama

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Home Depot Coach of the Year Award

Honors: Coach of the Year, selected by ESPN and ABC college football analysts
Founded: 1994
First Recipient: Bobby Bowden, Florida State (1994)
Last Year's Recipient: Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina
This Year's Recipient: Luke Fickell, Cincinnati

Jim Thorpe Award

Honors: Best Defensive Back
Founded: 1986 by Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
First Recipient: Thomas Everett, Baylor (1986)
Last Year's Recipient: Trevon Moehrig, TCU
This Year's Recipient: Coby Bryant, Cincinnati

John Mackey Award

Honors: Best Tight End
Founded: 2000 by Nassau County Sports Commission
First Recipient: Tim Stratton, Purdue (2000)
Last Year's Recipient: Kyle Pitts, Florida
This Year's Recipient: Trey McBride, Colorado State

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Honors: Outstanding Senior or Fourth-Year Quarterback
Founded: 1987 by the Golden Arm Foundation
First Recipient: Don McPherson, Syracuse (1987)
Last Year's Recipient: Mac Jones, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh

Lombardi Award

Honors: Best Lineman or Linebacker
Founded: 1970 by Rotary International in Houston
First Recipient: Jim Stillwagon, Ohio State (1970)
This Year's Recipient: Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan

Lott IMPACT Trophy

Honors: Defensive IMPACT (Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity) Player of the Year
Founded: 2004 by Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation
First Recipient: David Pollack, Georgia (2004)
Last Year's Recipient: Paddy Fisher, LB, Northwestern
This Year's Recipient: Aidan Hutchinson, DL, Michigan

Lou Groza Award

Honors: Best Placekicker
Founded: 1992 by Palm Beach County Sports Commission
First Recipient: Joe Allison, Memphis (1992)
Last Year's Recipient: José Borregales, Miami
This Year's Recipient: Jake Moody, Michigan

Maxwell Award

Honors: Player of the Year
Founded: 1937 by Maxwell Football Club
First Recipient: Clint Frank, Yale (1937)
Last Year's Recipient: DeVonta Smith, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Bryce Young, Alabama

Outland Trophy

Honors: Best Interior Lineman
Founded: 1946 by Football Writers Association of America
First Recipient: George Connor, Notre Dame (1946)
Last Year's Recipient: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Jordan Davis, NT, Georgia

Paul Hornung Award

Honors: Most Versatile Player
Founded: 2010 by Louisville Sports Commission
First Recipient: Owen Marecic, Stanford (2010)
Last Year's Recipient: DeVonta Smith, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Marcus Jones, Houston

Ray Guy Award

Honors: Best Punter
Founded: 2000 by Greater August Sports Council
First Recipient: Kevin Stemke, Wisconsin (2000)
Last Year's Recipient: Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech
This Year's Recipient: Matt Araiza, San Diego State

Rimington Trophy

Honors: Best Center
Founded: 2000 by Boomer Esiason Foundation
First Recipient: Dominic Raiola, Nebraska (2000)
Last Year's Recipient: Landon Dickerson, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

Ted Hendricks Award

Honors: Best Defensive End
Founded: 2002 by Ted Hendricks Foundation
First Recipient: Terrell Suggs, Arizona State (2002)
Last Year's Recipient: Not Awarded
This Year's Recipient: Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan

Walter Camp Player of the Year Award

Honors: Player of the Year
Founded: 1967 by Walter Camp Football Foundation
First Recipient: O.J. Simpson, USC (1967)
Last Year's Recipient: DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
This Year's Recipient: Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State

William V. Campbell Trophy

Honors: Best Student-Athlete
Founded: 1990 by the National Football Foundation
First Recipient: Chris Howard, Air Force (1990)
Last Year’s Recipient: Brady White, QB, Memphis
This Year's Recipient: Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State

Wuerffel Trophy

Honors: Player "who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement"
Founded: 2005 by All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach
First Recipient: Rudy Niswanger, LSU (2005)
Last Year's Recipient: Teton Saltes, OL, New Mexico
This Year's Recipient: Isaiah Sanders, QB, Stanford