College Football Awards 2021: Full List Of Finalists

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ESPN’s 31st annual The Home Depot College Football Awards are set to be announced on Thursday, December 9 with a two-hour special live from ESPN Studios in Bristol, Connecticut.

The winners will be announced for the Maxwell, Doak Walker, Davey O’Brien, Biletnikoff, Ray Guy, Lou Groza, and other awards throughout the night.

Of course, the most prestigious award in college football, the Heisman Trophy, will not be awarded until Saturday night in New York City when either Alabama‘s Bryce Young, Pitt’s Kenny Pickett, Michigan’s Aidan Hutchinson, or Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud take home the honor.

Who could take home some hardware on Thursday night?

A full look at the finalists for The Home Depot College Football Awards can be seen below.

2021 ESPN College Football Awards Finalists

Chuck Bednarik Award
College Defensive Player of the Year
Will Anderson, Jr., Alabama
Jordan Davis, Georgia
Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame
Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
Biletnikoff Award
Outstanding Receiver
Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh
David Bell, Purdue
Jameson Williams, Alabama
Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award
Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker
Gabe Brkic, Oklahoma
Jake Moody, Michigan
Noah Ruggles, Ohio State
Ray Guy Award
College Punter of the Year
Matt Araiza, San Diego State
Adam Korsak, Rutgers
Jordan Stout, Penn State
Maxwell Award
College Player of the Year
Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh
Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State
Bryce Young, Alabama
Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award
Nation’s Best Quarterback
Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
Bryce Young, Alabama
Outland Trophy
Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman
Jordan Davis, Georgia
Ikem Ekwonu, NC State
Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa
Paycom Jim Thorpe Award
Nation’s Best Defensive Back
Coby Bryant, Cincinnati
Verone McKinley III, Oregon
Jalen Pitre, Baylor
Doak Walker Award
Nation’s Premier Running Back
Tyler Badie, Missouri
Breece Hall, Iowa State
Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State
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