College football awards: Complete list of all winners for 2021-22 season


With conference championships wrapped up and the national championship still several weeks away from being decided, it’s awards season in college football, and several of the most prestigious honors were handed out Thursday night. From the Davey O’Brien Award given to the nation’s best quarterback to the Ray Guy Award for the nation’s best punter, the honors run the gamut of the sport’s positional spectrum.

Defense made a comeback in 2021, and one of the game’s biggest defenders got his due Thursday. Georgia’s 340-pound defensive tackle Jordan Davis won both the Bednarik and Outland awards after helping the No. 3 Bulldogs to one of the most dominant defensive seasons in modern history. Davis became the first player since Aaron Donald in 2013 to win both honors in the same season. On the offensive side, Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III also cleaned up by winning both the Walter Camp and Doak Walker awards. So did Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, who won the Maxwell and Davey O’Brien awards and is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

In addition to Georgia and Alabama, the other teams playing in the College Football Playoff were also represented in college football’s awards. Check out the full list of winners for the 2021 college football season below:

Maxwell Award

Player of the Year

Bryce Young, Alabama

Walter Camp Award

Player of the Year

Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

Home Depot Award

Coach of the Year

Luke Fickell, Cincinnati

Jim Thorpe Award

Best Defensive Back

Coby Bryant, Cincinnati

Davey O’Brien Award

Best Quarterback

Bryce Young, Alabama

Rimington Award

Best Center

Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

Lou Groza Award

Best Placekicker

Jake Moody, Michigan

Butkus Award

Best Linebacker

Nakobe Dean, Georgia

Doak Walker Award

Best Running Back

Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

Biletnikoff Award

Best Wide Receiver

Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh

John Mackey Award

Best Tight End

Trey McBride, Colorado State

Outland Trophy

Beset Interior Lineman

Jordan Davis, Georgia

Ray Guy Award

Best Punter

Matt Araiza, San Diego State

Bednarik Award

Defensive Player of the Year

Jordan Davis, Georgia

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Defensive Player of the Year

Will Anderson, Alabama

Burlsworth TrophyTop Former Walk-OnGrant Morgan, Arkansas

Disney Spirit Award

Most Inspirational

Tre Tipton, Pittsburgh

William V. Campbell Trophy

Academic Heisman

Charlie Kolar, Iowa State

Weurffel Trophy

Community Service

Isaiah Sanders, Stanford

Broyles Award

Best Assistant Coach

Josh Gattis, Michigan



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