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Alabama’s AJ McCarron, not Jameis Winston, named Maxwell Award winner

Consider it a bit of a shock, but the Maxwell Football Club always seems to go against the grain. Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron was named the Maxwell Award winner for the 2013 season, awarded to the top college football player in the country as determined by the Maxwell Football Club. McCarron became the first player in Alabama’s storied…

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Aaron Donald cleans up with awards, adds Bednarik Award

Make room for one more award on the mantle Aaron Donald. The Pittsburgh defensive tackle added the Bednarik Award to his collection Thursday, being named the top defensive player in college football by the Maxwell Football Club. Donald topped UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr and Alabama linebacker CJ Mosley for the honor. Donald is the first player…

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Florida State QB Jameis Winston named Walter Camp Player of the Year

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been named the 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation. Winston is the second Florida State player to win the award, joining former Seminoles quarterback Charlie Ward (1993). “Jameis Winston has been the orchestrator of the most prolific offense in the nation this season,”…

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Pitt’s Aaron Donald adds Lombardi Award to collection

Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald was named this year’s Lombardi Award winner Wednesday night in Houston. Donald beat out three other finalists for the award, presented to the nation’s top lineman or linebacker by the Rotary Club of Houston. “It is truly a blessing and an honor to receive such a great award,” Donald said.…

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Jameis Winston headlines five Walter Camp Award finalists

December has already been a banner month awards-wise for Jameis Winston.  At the rate he’s going, the Florida State could continue the hardware haul deep into the month as well. The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced its five finalists for its prestigious Player of the Year award Wednesday, and, of course, the redshirt freshman Winston…

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Pitt DT Aaron Donald is having an amazing season

Lost in all the hubbub over the crazy Heisman race is the fact that Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald is having a season for the ages. Forget Jadeveon Clowney. He’s been all hype up to this point. When it comes to picking the best defensive player in college football, it all begins and ends with…

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Defensive players sweep Lombardi finalists

Handed out annually to the top offensive or defensive lineman in the country, the Lombardi award will be exclusively a defensive honor this year. The Rotary Club of Houston announced Thursday its four finalists for the 44th edition of the award named in honor of the legendary Green Bay Packers head coach: UCLA linebacker Anthony…

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Five finalists named for 2013 Nagurski Trophy

Given annually by the Charlotte Touchdown Club to the nation’s best all-around defensive player, the Nagurski Trophy unveiled its group of five finalists Thursday morning for the 2013 version of the award. The Final Five encompass two players each from the SEC and ACC along with one from the Big Ten.  Just one linebacker made…

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B1G, Pac-12 players dominate Lott IMPACT semifinialsts

A conference traditionally known more for offense than defense, along with a league well-versed in the opposite, are very well represented for an honor that rewards performance on the latter side of the ball. The Lott IMPACT Trophy revealed nine semifinalists Wednesday, with two-thirds of them coming from the Big Ten and Pac-12.  The Big…

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Walter Camp Award unveils 2013 semifinalists

One of the most prestigious awards in the country has released its list of players who are up for this year’s version of the hardware. And, somewhat shockingly, defensive players are well represented, relatively speaking, among the group of 15 semifinalists unveiled by the Camp folks Wednesday.  Included in what’s normally considered that other side…

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Lombardi Award semifinalists announced

We’re a month away from conference championships and the end of college football’s regular season, which means we’re also a month away from the beginning of awards season. With Manti Te’o not around to win just about every defensive award, perhaps there will be some variety in these honors next month. The Lombard Award —…

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Total of 16 semifinalists up for Bednarik Award

Yesterday, Oregon’s Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Alabama’s C.J. Mosley were named as repeat semifinalists for national awards at their respective positions.  Now, the talented duo are up for an award given annually to the best defensive player regardless of position. The Bednarik Award announced Tuesday morning that a total of 16 players have made the cut as…

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Mariota, Winston among 16 Maxwell Award semifinalists

One of the most prestigious awards in college football — arguably the most prestigious outside of the Heisman Trophy — announced its semifinalists Tuesday morning and, as expected, it’s a who’s who of the 2013 season. Headlining the group of 16 players named as Maxwell Award semifinalists are the two who have emerged as the…

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2012 finalist C.J. Mosley tops Butkus Award semifinalists

Given annually to the nation’s top linebacker, the Butkus Award announced its group of semifinalists Monday morning. Among the dozen players named is Alabama’s C.J. Mosley, a semifinalist and finalist for the award last year that was won by Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o.  Mosley is the only player on this year’s list who was a…

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Mid-season Butkus check: Who’s leading the pack?

Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o ran away with last year’s Butkus Award, the honor given to the nation’s top linebacker. He beat out such quality players as Kevin Minter of LSU, C.J. Mosely of Alabama, Jarvis Jones of Georgia and Dion Jordan of Oregon. With the 2013 season at the mid-way point, here’s a look at…

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