AP player of the year Kyler Murray added the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback at ESPN’s College Football Awards show in Atlanta. But right before the show started, it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, and he later won the Maxwell, giving him a 2-1 edge over Murray in POY awards.
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.
Georgia cornerback 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.
Syracuse freshman 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.
Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen won the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation’s top defensive player.
Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s best interior lineman.
Texas A&M’s Braden Mann won the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s best punter.
The Disney Spirit Award went to Purdue fan Tyler Trent, a 19-year-old student who is battling cancer.