2017 College Football Awards: Who Won?

2017 College Football Awards: Who Won?

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2017 College Football Awards: Who Won?


Who were the best players of the 2017 college football season? Who were the ten best options for the Bednarik, Biletnikoff, Maxwell, Davey O’Brien, Mackey, Outland, Rimington, Bednarik, Nagurski, Butkus, Thorpe, Groza, Ray Guy and Hendricks?


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Bednarik Award

Who were the best defensive players in college football?

Who Won? S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama
OTHER FINALISTS: DE Bradley Chubb, Sr. NC State; S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama; LB Roquan Smith, Jr. Georgia

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Chubb, 2) Smith, 3) Fitzpatrick

Best Player Not On Ballot: DE Sutton Smith, Jr. Northern Illinois

Ten Best Defensive Players of 2017

1. DE Bradley Chubb, Jr. NC State
2. DE Sutton Smith, Jr. Northern Illinois
3. DT Christian Wilkins Jr. Clemson
4. S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama
5. LB Roquan Smith, Jr. Georgia
6. LB Josey Jewell, Sr. Iowa
7. LB Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia
8. CB Josh Jackson, Jr. Iowa
9. DE Clelin Ferrell Soph. Clemson
10. DT Derrick Brown, Soph. Auburn


Biletnikoff Award

Biletnikoff: Who’s 2017’s best college football wide receiver?

Who Won? James Washington Sr. Oklahoma State
OTHER FINALISTS: Michael Gallup, Sr. Colorado State; David Sills V, Jr. West Virginia; James Washington Sr. Oklahoma State

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Washington, 2) Sills, 3) Gallup

Best Player Not On Ballot: Anthony Miller, Sr. Memphis

Ten Best Wide Receivers of 2017

1. James Washington Sr. Oklahoma State
2. Anthony Miller, Sr. Memphis
3. David Sills V, Jr. West Virginia
4. Tre’Quan Smith, Jr. UCF
5. Michael Gallup, Sr. Colorado State
6. Anthony Johnson, Jr. Buffalo
7. Trey Quinn, Jr. SMU
8. Keke Coutee, Jr. Texas Tech
9. Steve Ishmael, Sr. Syracuse
10. Diontae Johnson, Soph. Toledo


Bronko Nagurski Award

Who was the best defensive player in college football in 2017?

Who’ll Win? S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama
OTHER FINALISTS: DE Bradley Chubb, Sr. NC State; S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama; LB Josey Jewell, Sr. Iowa; DT Ed Oliver, Soph. Houston; LB Roquan Smith, Jr. Georgia

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Chubb, 2) Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia (write-in), 3) Fitzpatrick, 4) Oliver, 5) Jewell

Best Player Not A Finalist: DE Sutton Smith, Jr. Northern Illinois

Ten Best Defensive Players of 2017

1. DE Bradley Chubb, Jr. NC State
2. DE Sutton Smith, Jr. Northern Illinois
3. DT Christian Wilkins Jr. Clemson
4. S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama
5. LB Roquan Smith, Jr. Georgia
6. LB Josey Jewell, Sr. Iowa
7. LB Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia
8. CB Josh Jackson, Jr. Iowa
9. DE Clelin Ferrell Soph. Clemson
10. DT Derrick Brown, Soph. Auburn


Butkus Award

Butkus Award: Who was the best linebacker in college football in 2017?

Who Won? Roquan Smith, Jr. Georgia
OTHER FINALISTS: Devin Bush, Soph. Michigan; Tremaine Edmunds, Jr. Virginia Tech; T.J. Edwards, Jr. Wisconsin; Dorian O’Daniel, Sr. Clemson

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Smith, 2) Josey Jewell, Sr. Iowa, 3) Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia, 4) Edmunds, 5) Malik Jefferson, Jr. Texas

Best Player Not On Ballot: Josey Jewell, Sr. Iowa

Ten Best Linebackers of 2016

1. Roquan Smith, Jr. Georgia
2. Josey Jewell, Sr. Iowa
3. Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia
4. Tremaine Edmunds, Jr. Virginia Tech
5. Malik Jefferson, Jr. Texas
6. Khalil Hodge, Jr. Buffalo
7. Christian Sam, Jr. Arizona State
8. Joe Giles-Harris So. Duke
9. Joe Dineen, Jr. Kansas
10. Frank Ginda, Jr. San Jose State


Davey O’Brien Award

Davey O’Brien: Who’s the best college football quarterback of 2017?

Who Won? Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma
OTHER FINALISTS: J.T. Barrett, Sr. Ohio State; Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma; Mason Rudolph, Sr. Oklahoma State

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Mayfield, 2) Rudolph, 3) Barrett

Best Player Not On Ballot: Lamar Jackson, Jr. Louisville

Ten Best Quarterbacks of 2016

1. Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma
2. Lamar Jackson, Jr. Louisville
3. Mason Rudolph, Sr. Oklahoma State
4. McKenzie Milton, Soph. UCF
5. Sam Darnold, Soph. USC
6. Josh Rosen, Jr. UCLA
7. Khalil Tate, Soph. Arizona
8. Quinton Flowers, Sr. South Florida
9. J.T. Barrett, Sr. Ohio State
10. Logan Woodside, Sr. Toledo


Doak Walker Award

Doak Walker Award: Who was the best running back in college football in 2017?

Who Won? Bryce Love, Jr. Stanford
OTHER FINALISTS: Saquon Barkley, Jr. Penn State; Bryce Love, Jr. Stanford; Jonathan Taylor, Fr. Wisconsin

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Love, 2) Taylor, 3) Barkley

Best Player Not On Ballot: Rashaad Penny, Sr. San Diego State

Ten Best Running Backs of 2017

1. Bryce Love, Jr. Stanford
2. Rashaad Penny, Sr. San Diego State
3. Jonathan Taylor, Fr. Wisconsin
4. Devin Singletary, Soph. Florida Atlantic
5. Ronald Jones II, Jr. USC
6. Kerryon Johnson, Jr. Auburn
7. Saquon Barkley, Jr. Penn State
8. D’Angelo Brewer, Sr. Tulsa
9. AJ Dillon, Fr. Boston College
10. Josh Adams, Jr. Notre Dame


Eddie Robinson Award

Eddie Robinson Award: Who was the best coach of the 2017 college football season?

Who’ll win? Bill Clark, UAB

Finalists: Bill Clark, UAB; Scott Frost, UCF; Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic; Jeff Monken, Army; Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma; Kirby Smart, Georgia; Dabo Swinney, Clemson; Jeff Tedford, Fresno State

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Bill Clark, UAB; 2) Scott Frost, UCF; 3) Jeff Tedford, Fresno State; 4) Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma; 5) Kirby Smart, Georgia; 6) Dabo Swinney, Clemson; 7) Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic; 8) Jeff Monken, Army

Best Coach Not On Ballot: Paul Chryst, Wisconsin

Ten Best Coaches of 2017

1. Bill Clark, UAB
2. Paul Chryst, Wisconsin
3. Scott Frost, UCF
4. Jeff Tedford, Fresno State
5. Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma
6. Kirby Smart, Georgia
7. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
8. Lane Kiffin, Florida Atlantic
9. Mark Richt, Miami
10. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern


Jim Thorpe Award

Jim Thorpe Award: Who’s the best defensive back in college football in 2017?

Who Won? S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama
OTHER FINALISTS: S DeShon Elliott, Jr. Texas; CB Josh Jackson, Jr. Iowa

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Fitzpatrick, 2) Jackson, 3) Elliott

Best Player Not On Ballot: S Quin Blanding, Sr. Virginia

Ten Best Defensive Backs of 2017

1. S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama
2. CB Josh Jackson, Jr. Iowa
3. S Quin Blanding, Sr. Virginia
4. CB Julian Love, Soph. Notre Dame
5. S DeShon Elliott, Jr. Texas
6. S Derwin James, Jr. Florida State
7. CB Lukas Denis, Jr. Boston College
8. CB Nick Nelson, Jr. Wisconsin
9. CB Jalen Davis, Sr. Utah State
10. CB Denzel Ward, Jr. Ohio State


John Mackey Award

John Mackey Award: Who was the best tight end of 2017?

Who Won? Mark Andrews, Jr. Oklahoma
OTHER FINALISTS: Troy Fumagalli, Sr. Wisconsin; Mike Gesicki, Sr. Penn State

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Andrews, 2) Gesicki, 3) Fumagalli

Best Player Not On Ballot: Adam Breneman, Sr. UMass

Ten Best Tight Ends of 2017

1. Mark Andrews, Jr. Oklahoma
2. Adam Breneman, Sr. UMass
3. Mike Gesicki, Sr. Penn State
4. Troy Fumagalli, Sr. Wisconsin
5. Christopher Herndon, Sr. Miami
6. Jake Roh, Sr. Boise State
7. Jordan Akins, Sr. UCF
8. Hayden Hurst, Jr. South Carolina
9. Blake Mack, Sr. Arkansas State
10. Deon Yelder, Sr. WKU


Lott IMPACT Trophy

Who were the best defensive players in college football?

Who’ll Win? S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama

FINALISTS: S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama; LB Josey Jewell, Sr. Iowa; LB Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia; DE Harrison Phillips, Sr. Stanford

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Fitzpatrick, 2) Jewell, 3) Kiser, 4) Phillips

Best Player Not On Ballot: DE Bradley Chubb, Jr. NC State

Ten Best Defensive Players of 2017

1. DE Bradley Chubb, Jr. NC State
2. DE Sutton Smith, Jr. Northern Illinois
3. DT Christian Wilkins Jr. Clemson
4. S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Jr. Alabama
5. LB Roquan Smith, Jr. Georgia
6. LB Josey Jewell, Sr. Iowa
7. LB Micah Kiser Sr. Virginia
8. CB Josh Jackson, Jr. Iowa
9. DE Clelin Ferrell Soph. Clemson
10. DT Derrick Brown, Soph. Auburn


Lou Groza Award

Lou Groza Award: Who was the best kicker in 2017?

Who Won? Matt Gay, Jr. Utah
FINALISTS: Daniel Carlson, Sr. Auburn; Dominik Eberle Soph. Utah State; Matt Gay, Jr. Utah

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Gay, 2) Eberle, 3) Carlson

Best Player Not On Ballot: Eddy Piniero, Jr. Florida

Ten Best Kickers of 2017

1. Matt Gay, Jr. Utah
2. Eddy Piniero, Jr. Florida
3. Dominik Eberle Soph. Utah State
4. Daniel Carlson, Sr. Auburn
5. Griffin Oakes, Sr. Indiana
6. Jameson Vest, Jr. Toledo
7. Jared Sackett, Fr. UTSA
8. Trevor Moore, Sr. North Texas
9. Rodrigo Blankenship, Soph. Georgia
10. Jace Christmann, Fr. Mississippi State


Maxwell Award

Maxwell Award: Who was the best player of the 2017 college football season?

Who Won? Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield
OTHER FINALISTS: QB Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma; RB Saquon Barkley, Jr. Penn State; RB Bryce Love, Jr. Stanford

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Mayfield, 2) Love, 3) Barkley

Best Player Not On Ballot: QB Lamar Jackson, Jr. Louisville

Ten Best Players of 2017

1. QB Baker Mayfield, Sr. Oklahoma
2. QB Lamar Jackson, Jr. Louisville
3. RB Bryce Love, Jr. Stanford
4. QB Mason Rudolph, Sr. Oklahoma State
5. RB Rashaad Penny, Sr. San Diego State
6. QB McKenzie Milton, Soph. UCF
7. RB Jonathan Taylor, Fr. Wisconsin
8. DE Bradley Chubb, Jr. NC State
9. QB Sam Darnold, USC
10. DE Sutton Smith, Jr. Northern Illinois


Outland Trophy Award

Outland Trophy: Who was the best interior lineman in college football in 2017?

Who Won?  DT Ed Oliver, Soph. Houston
OTHER FINALISTS: OT Orlando Brown, Jr. Oklahoma; OG Quenton Nelson, Sr. Notre Dame

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Nelson, 2) Oliver, 3) Nelson

Best Player Not On Ballot: DT Christian Wilkins Jr. Clemson

Ten Best Interior Linemen of 2017

1. DT Christian Wilkins Jr. Clemson
2. OT Orlando Brown, Jr. Oklahoma
3. DT Derrick Brown, Soph. Auburn
4. OG Quenton Nelson, Sr. Notre Dame
5. DT Ed Oliver, Soph. Houston
6. OT Orlando Brown, Jr. Oklahoma
7. OT Mike McGlinchey, Sr. Notre Dame
8. OT Mitch Hyatt Jr. Clemson
9. DT Dexter Lawrence Soph. Clemson
10. DT Maurice Hurst, Sr. Michigan


Ray Guy Award

Ray Guy: Who was the best punter of 2017?

Who Won? Michael Dickson, Jr. Texas
OTHER FINALISTS: Michael Dickson, Jr. Texas; JK Scott, Sr. Alabama; Mitch Wisnowsky, Jr. Utah

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Scott, 2) Dickson, 3) Wisnowsky

Best Player Not On Ballot: Trevor Daniel, Sr. Tennessee

Ten Best Punters of 2017

1. JK Scott, Sr. Alabama
2. Michael Dickson, Jr. Texas
3. Trevor Daniel, Sr. Tennessee
4. Corey Bojorquez, Sr. New Mexico
5. Shane Tripucka, Sr. Texas A&M
6. Michael Carrizosa, Sr. San Jose State
7. Mitch Wisnowsky, Jr. Utah
8. Joseph Davidson, Sr. Bowling Green
9. Corey Fatony, Jr. Missouri
10. Drue Chrisman, Soph. Ohio State


Rimington Award

Rimington Award: Who was 2017’s center?

Who Won? Billy Price, Sr. Ohio State
OTHER FINALISTS: Bradley Bozeman, Jr. Alabama; Will Clapp, Jr. LSU; Billy Price, Sr. Ohio State

Fiu’s Ballot 1) Price, 2) Clapp, 3) Bozeman

Best Player Not On Ballot: Brian Allen, Sr. Michigan State

Ten Best Centers of 2017

1. Billy Price, Sr. Ohio State
2. Will Clapp, Jr. LSU
3. Bradley Bozeman, Jr. Alabama
4. Brian Allen, Sr. Michigan State
5. Frank Ragnow, Sr. Arkansas
6. Erick Wren, Sr. Oklahoma
7. Justin Falcinelli, Jr. Clemson
8. Ryan Anderson, Jr. Wake Forest
9. Coleman Shelton, Jr. Washington
10. Alec Eberle, Jr. Florida State

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