Originally posted by marshniners24:
Maybe a run down of what all these awards are for?
Bronko Nagurski Award
Named after one of college football's greatest players and given annually to the nation's outstanding defensive player by the FWAA/Charlotte TD Club.
Buck Buchanan Award
Presented annually to the nation's outstanding Division I-AA defensive player, this award is named for Junius "Buck" Buchanan, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end.
Named after one of the greatest defenders of all time, the Butkus Award is presented annually to the nation's top college linebacker
Chuck Bednarik Award
The Chuck Bednarik Award, named for the College and Pro Football Hall of Famer, is given annually to the College Defensive Football Player of the Year.
Davey O'Brien Award
The Davey O'Brien Award is given annually to the nation's outstanding quarterback by the Davey O'Brien Foundation.
Doak Walker Award
The Doak Walker Award, the only major collegiate football award that requires all candidates to be in good academic standing, is presented annually to the nation's premier running back.
Fred Biletnikoff Award
The Fred Biletnikoff Award is presented to the nation's best receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club.
Presented annually to the NCAA Division III Outstanding Player.
Harlon Hill Trophy
The Harlon Hill Trophy, named for the wide receiver at North Alabama College who became a three-time All-Pro with the Chicago Bears, is given annually to the most outstanding player in Division II football.
Heisman Memorial Trophy
The Heisman Memorial Trophy, presented by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York City, is college football's most prestegious award.
Jim Thorpe Award
The Jim Thorpe Award, named after one of the greatest athletes who ever lived, is presented annually to the best defensive back in college football.
John Mackey Award
Named for the Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end, the John Mackey Award is presented annually to the nation's top tight end.
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, named after one of the game's greatest QBs, is given annually to the nation's outstanding senior quarterback.
Lou Groza Award
The Lou Groza Award is presented annually to the nation's top placekicker by the Palm Beach Sports Commission.
The Maxwell Award, named in honor of legendary college football player and columnist Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell, is awarded annually to the College Football Player of the Year.
The Melberger Award is given annually to the outstanding football player in Division III.
The Outland Trophy is given annually to the nation's best interior offensive or defensive linemen by the Football Writers Association of America.
Ray Guy Award
The Ray Guy Award, honoring the greatest punter of all time, is presented annually to the nation's top punter by the Greater Augusta Sports Council.
The Rimington Award is named for Dave Rimington, one of college football's greatest offensive linemen, and is presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football.
Ted Hendricks Award
The Ted Hendricks Award, named for the three-time All-American from the University of Miami, is given annually to the nation's top defensive end.
Vince Lombardi/Rotary Award
The Rotary Lombardi Award is given annually to the college football offensive or defensive lineman who, in addition to outstanding performance and ability, best exemplifies the discipline of Vince Lombardi.
Walter Camp Award
The Walter Camp Award, named in honor of the father of American football, is given annually to the College Football Player of the Year, as selected by Division 1A coaches and Sports Information directors.
Walter Payton Award
Named for the Hall of Fame running back, the Walter Payton Award is given annually to the I-AA Offensive Player of the Year.