The red carpet was moved up rather than turned out. The lights weren’t as splendid and the pageantry and circumstance were restrained on Thursday night. That didn’t stop some of school football’s greatest stars from becoming the overwhelming focus.
The 2020-21 college football awards were given out before a public TV crowd paving the way to Monday’s College Football Playoff National Championship between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Ohio State.
It likely doesn’t come as a stun that Alabama players rounded up the equipment. Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith won the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award, the two of which are given to the country’s top player. He additionally brought home the Biletnikoff Award given to the country’s top wide recipient.
Alabama quarterback Mac Jones brought home the Davey O’Brien Award as the country’s top quarterback, running back Najee Harris won the Doak Walker Award given to the game’s best running back and Landon Dickerson won the Rimington Award as the country’s top community. Altogether, 20 honors were passed out on Thursday night.
Look at the full list of winners for the 2020 college football season below:
|Maxwell Award||Player of the Year||DeVonta Smith, Alabama|
|Walter Camp Award||Player of the Year||DeVonta Smith, Alabama|
|Home Depot Award||Coach of the Year||Jamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina|
|Jim Thorpe Award||Best Defensive Back||Trevon Moehrig, TCU|
|Davey O’Brien Award||Best Quarterback||Mac Jones, Alabama|
|Rimington Award||Best Center||Landon Dickerson, Alabama|
|Lou Groza Award||Best Placekicker||Jose Borregales, Miami (FL)|
|Butkus Award||Best Linebacker||Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Notre Dame|
|Doak Walker Award||Best Running Back||Najee Harris, Alabama|
|Biletnikoff Award||Best Wide Receiver||DeVonta Smith, Alabama|
|John Mackey Award||Best Tight End||Kyle Pitts, Florida|
|Outland Trophy||Beset Interior Lineman||Alex Leatherwood, Alabama|
|Ray Guy Award||Best Punter||Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech|
|Bednarik Award||Defensive Player of the Year||Zaven Collins, Tulsa|
|Bronko Nagurski Trophy||Defensive Player of the Year||Zaven Collins, Tulsa|
|Burlsworth Trophy||Top Former Walk-On||Jimmy Morrissey, Pittsburgh|
|Disney Spirit Award||Most Inspirational||Darien Rencher, Clemson|
|William V. Campbell Trophy||Academic Heisman||Brady White, Memphis|
|Weurffel Trophy||Community Service||Teton Saltes, New Mexico|
|Broyles Award||Best Assistant Coach||Steve Sarkisian, Alabama|