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Awards candidates

List of finalists

By ANTONYA ENGLISH
Published December 7, 2006


THE HOME DEPOT

AWARDS NOMINEES

 

BILENIKOFF AWARD

(wide receiver)

Jarett Dillard, Rice

Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech

Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame.

 

BUTKUS AWARD

(best linebacker)

James Laurinaitis, Ohio State

Paul Posluszny, Penn State

Patrick Willis, Mississippi

 

DAVEY O' BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK

Colt Brettan, Hawaii

Brady Quinn, Notre Dame

Troy Smith, Ohio State

 

DISNEY'S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS

SPIRIT AWARD

Patrick Hughes, Louisville

 

DOAK WALKER

(running back)

Mike Hart, Michigan

Darren McFadden, Arkansas

Steve Slaton, West Virginia

 

HOME DEPOT COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD

Greg Schiano, Rutgers

 

JIM THORPE AWARD

(defensive back)

Leon Hall, Michigan

Reggie Nelson, Florida

Aaron Ross, Texas

 

LOU GROZA COLLEGIATE KICKER AWARD

Arthur Carmody, Louisville

Garrett Hartley, Oklahoma

John Vaughn, Auburn

 

MAXWELL AWARD

(best all-around player)

Brady Quinn, Notre Dame

Ray Rice, Rutgers

Troy Smith, Ohio State

 

MAXWELL FOOTBALL CLUB DEFENSIVE

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

(Chuck Bednarik Trophy)

Dan Connor, Penn State

Paul Posluszny, Penn State

Lamarr Woodley, Michigan

 

OUTLAND TROPHY

(interior lineman)

Justin Blalock, Texas

Dan Mozes, West Virginia

Joe Thomas, Wisconsin

 

RAY GUY AWARD

(punter)

Durant Brooks, Georgia Tech

Jeremy Kapinos, Penn State

Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor

 

NCFAA - Contribution to College Football

Chuck Neinas, college football consultant