Alabama running back Derrick Henry had a big night at the 2015 Home Depot College Football Awards Show in Atlanta Thursday. The two Heisman finalists walked away with some of the top honors of the night, with Henry being named the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player o the Year winner and the Doak Walker Award winner as the nation’s best running back.
Henry became the first running back to win the Maxwell Award since 2002 when Penn State’s Larry Johnson won the award. He is the second player from Alabama to win the award in the past three seasons, joining quarterback A.J. McCarron in 2013. McCarron was Alabama’s first Maxwell Award winner. Earlier in the evening, prior to the award show, Henry was also named the Walter Camp Player of the Year, giving Henry three individual awards by the end of the night.
Henry was not the only Heisman finalist to take home some hardware Thursday night. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was named the Davey O’Brien Award winner as the nation’s top quarterback. The Davey O’Brien Award winner has gone on to win the Heisman Trophy each of the past five seasons and all but one season since 2006. Stanford’ Christian MCaffrey was up for a handful of honors but did not take any awards home.
Maxwell Award (Player of te Year): Derrick Henry, Alabama
Bednarik Award (Best Defensive Player): Tyler Matakevich, Temple
Davey O’Brien Award (Best QB): Deshaun Watson, Clemson
Biletnikoff Award (Best WR): Corey Coleman, Baylor
Doak Walker Award (Best RB): Derrick Henry, Alabama
Rimington Trophy (Best C): Ryan Kelly, Alabama
John Mackey Award (Best TE): Hunter Henry, Arkansas
Outland Trophy (Interior Lineman): Joshua Garnett, Stanford
Jim Thorpe Award (Best DB): Desmond King, Iowa
Ray Guy Award (Best P): Tom Hackett, Utah
Lou Groza Award (Best K): Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA
Home Depot Coach of the Year: Dabo Swinney, Clemson
Disney Spirit Award: Hank Goff, Concordia University, St. Paul
Contributions to College Football Award: Barry Switzer, Oklahoma