The stars were out in full force for the 2020 college football awards on Thursday night.
With only one more college football game left this season between the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide and the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes, Thursday night was time for the college football awards to be handed out.
On Tuesday night, we saw Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith take home the Heisman Trophy, edging a trio of quarterbacks, including this year’s Davey O’Brien Award winner in his Alabama teammate Mac Jones. Tulsa Golden Hurricane linebacker Zaven Collins took home the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Chuck Bednarik Award for his excellence on the defensive side of the ball.
2020 college football award winners
- Heisman Trophy: DeVonta Smith, WR (Alabama Crimson Tide)AP Player of the Year: DeVonta Smith, WR (Alabama)Lombardi Award:Maxwell Award:Sporting News Player of the Year Award:Walter Camp Award:Burlsworth Trophy: Jimmy Morrissey, C (Pittsburgh Panthers)Paul Hornung Award: Devonta Smith, WR (Alabama)Jon Cornish Trophy:Campbell Trophy: Brady White, QB (Memphis Tigers)Wuerrfel Trophy: Teton Saltes, OL (New Mexico Lobos)Senior CLASS Award:Davey O’Brien Award: Mac Jones, QB (Alabama)Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award: Mac Jones, QB (Alabama)Manning Award:Doak Walker Award:Fred Biletnikoff Award: Devonta Smith, WR (Alabama)John Mackey Award:Rimington Trophy: Landon Dickerson, C (Alabama)Outland Trophy: Alex Leatherwood, OT (Alabama)Joe Moore Award: AlabamaBronko Nagurski Trophy: Zaven Collins, LB (Tulsa Golden Hurricane)Chuck Bednarik Award: Zaven Colins, LB (Tulsa)Lott Trophy:Dick Butkus Award: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, LB (Notre Dame Fighting Irish)Ted Hendricks Award:Jim Thorpe Award:Lou Groza Award: Jose Borregales, K (Miami Hurricanes)Ray Guy Award: Pressley Harvin III, P (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets)Disney Spirit Award: Darien Rencher, RB (Clemson Tigers)Jet Award:Peter Mortell Award:AFCA Coach of the Year:AP Coach of the Year: Jamey Chadwell (Coastal Carolina Chanticleers)Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year: Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern Wildcats)Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year:George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year:Home Depot Coach of the Year: Jamey Chadwell (Coastal Carolina)Paul “Bear” Bryant Award:Walter Camp Coach of the Year: Jamey Chadwell (Coastal Carolina)AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year:Broyles Award: Steve Sarkisian, OC (Alabama)
Naturally, the top-seeded Crimson Tide were well-represented in this year’s college football awards. Jones took home the Davey O’Brien, as well as the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm. Smith won the Paul Hornung Award for the most versatile player in the game. The Alabama offensive line saw Alex Leatherwood win the Outland Trophy and Landon Dickerson take home the Rimington Trophy.
Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners! These are all well deserved honors.