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quarterback: Washington State’s Gardner Minshew II leads the way in the Pac-12.
Minshew, a graduate transfer who leads the nation with an average of 373.1 passing yards per game, was the unanimous choice for first-team quarterback on The Associated Press All-Pac-12 team.
Unsurprisingly, he also got the nod as the league’s Offensive Player of the Year. show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
The last five winners of the Walter Camp have gone on to win the Heisman, but only five Heisman winners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998.
Deandre Baker is the first Bulldogs’ player to win the Thorpe Award as the top defensive back.
Wisconsin’s Jonathan ●
Taylor became the fourth Badgers player to win the Doak Walker award as the top running back.
Andre Szmyt wins the Lou Groza as top kicker.
Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy ● won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top wide receiver.
Notre Dame coach
Brian Kelly is the Home Depot coach of the year.
LSU’s Devin White
● won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker.
Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson ● won the John Mackey Award as the nation’s top tight end.
Georgia Tech: Temple coach Geoff Collins met with Georgia Tech officials about the Yellow Jackets’ vacant headcoaching position, a person with knowledge of the meetings told The Associated Press.
Paul Johnson is stepping down after 11 seasons as coach. Johnson will coach Georgia Tech against Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl on Dec. 26 in Detroit.