College Football Award Winners. Who Took The Top Honors?

Who won all of the top college football awards on the big night to honor the best and the brightest from the 2022 season? 

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2022 College Football Awards

Bednarik Award

Who were the best defensive players in college football?

2022 Bednarik Award Winner

DE Will Anderson, Alabama

2022 Bednarik Award Finalists

DE Will Anderson, Alabama
LB Ivan Pace, Cincinnati
DE Tuli Tuipulotu, USC

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Anderson, 2) Tuipulotu, 3) Pace
Best Player Not On Ballot: DT Jalen Carter, Georgia
2021 Bednarik Award Winner: DT Jordan Davis, Georgia

Biletnikoff Award

Who were the best receivers in college football? 

2022 Biletnikoff Award Winner

Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

2022 Biletnikoff Award Finalists

Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State
Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Harrison, 2) Hyatt, 3) Hutchinson
Best Player Not On Ballot: Josh Downs, North Carolina
2021 Biletnikoff Award Winner: Jordan Addison, Pitt

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Who were the best defensive players in college football?

2022 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Winner

DE Will Anderson, Alabama

2022 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Finalists

DE Will Anderson, Alabama
DT Calijah Kancey, Pitt
S Chris Smith, Georgia
DE Tuli Tuipulotu, USC

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Anderson, 2) Tuipulotu, 3) Kancey, 4) Smith
Best Player Not On Ballot: DT Jalen Carter, Georgia
2021 Bronko Nagurski Award Winner: DE Will Anderson, Alabama

Butkus Award

Who were the best linebackers in college football?

2022 Butkus Award Winner

Jack Campbell, Iowa

2022 Butkus Award Finalists

Drew Sanders, Arkansas
Jack Campbell, Iowa
Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Georgia
Dalyan Henley, Washington State
Ivan Pace, Cincinnati

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Pace, 2) Campbell, 3) Sanders, 4) Henley
Best Player Not On Ballot: Jason Henderson, Old Dominion (unless you count Alabama’s Will Anderson as a linebacker)
2021 Butkus Award Winner: Nakobe Dean, Georgia

Davey O’Brien Award

Who were the best quarterbacks in college football? 

2022 Davey O’Brien Award Winner

Max Duggan, TCU

2022 Davey O’Brien Award Finalists

Max Duggan, TCU
CJ Stroud, Ohio State
Caleb Williams, USC

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Williams, 2) Duggan, 3) Stroud
Best Player Not On Ballot: Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
2021 Davey O’Brien Award Winner: Bryce Young, Alabama

Doak Walker Award

Who were the best running backs in college football?

2022 Doak Walker Award Winner

Bijan Robinson, Texas

2022 Doak Walker Award Finalists

Chase Brown, Illinois
Blake Corum, Michigan
Bijan Robinson, Texas

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Robinson, 2) Brown, 3) Corum
Best Player Not On Ballot: Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota
2021 Davey O’Brien Award Winner: Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

Thorpe Award

Who were the best defensive backs in college football?

2022 Thorpe Award Winner

S Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU

2022 Thorpe Award Finalists

S Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
CB Clark Phillips, Utah
CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Witherspoon, 2) Phillip, 3) Hodges-Tomlinson
Best Player Not On Ballot: CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
2021 Davey O’Brien Award Winner: CB Coby Bryant, Cincinnati

John Mackey Award

Who were the best tight ends in college football?

2022 John Mackey Award Winner

Brock Bowers, Georgia

2022 John Mackey Award Finalists

Brock Bowers, Georgia
Michael Mayer, Notre Dame
Sam LaPorta, Iowa

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Bowers, 2) Mayer, 3) LaPorta
Best Player Not On Ballot: Dalton Kincaid, Utah
2021 John Mackey Award Winner: Trey McBride, Colorado State

Lou Groza Award

Who were the best kickers in college football?

2022 Lou Groza Award Winner

Christopher Dunn, NC State

2022 Lou Groza Award Finalists

Christopher Dunn, NC State
Joshua Karty, Stanford
Jake Moody, Michigan

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Dunn, 2) Karty, 3) Moody
Best Player Not On Ballot: Tanner Brown, Oklahoma State
2021 Lou Groza Award Winner: Jake Moody, Michigan

Outland Trophy

Who were the best interior linemen in college football? 

2022 Outland Trophy Winner

C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan

2022 Outland Trophy Finalists

DT Calijah Kancey, Pitt
C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan
OT Peter Skoronski, Northwestern

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Kancey, 2) Olumwatimi, 3) Skoronski
Best Player Not On Ballot: DT Jalen Carter, Georgia
2021 Outland Award Winner: DT Jordan Davis, Georgia

Ray Guy Award

Who were the best punters in college football?

2022 Ray Guy Award Winner

Adam Korsak, Rutger

2022 Ray Guy Award Finalists

Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati
Bryce Baringer, Michigan State
Adam Korsak, Rutgers

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Baringer, 2) Fletcher, 3) Korsak
Best Player Not On Ballot: Kai Kroger, South Carolina
2021 Ray Guy Award Winner: Matt Araiza, San Diego State

Heisman Memorial Trophy

Who was the most outstanding player in college football?

2022 Heisman Trophy Finalists

QB Stetson Bennett, Georgia
QB Max Duggan, TCU
QB CJ Stroud, Ohio State
QB Caleb Williams, USC

Fiu’s Ballot: Not allowed to release until after announcement
Who Will Win: QB Caleb Williams, USC
Best Player Not On Ballot: QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
2021 Heisman Award Winner: QB Bryce Young, Alabama

Maxwell Award

Who were the best players in college football?

2022 Maxwell Award Winner

QB Caleb Williams, USC

2022 Maxwell Award Finalists

QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
QB CJ Stroud, Ohio State
QB Caleb Williams, USC

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Williams, 2) Stroud, 3) Hooker
Best Player Not On Ballot: QB Max Duggan, TCU
2021 Maxwell Award Winner: QB Bryce Young, Alabama

Walter Camp Award

Who were the best players in college football?

2022 Walter Camp Winner

QB Caleb Williams, USC

2022 Walter Camp Finalists

RB Blake Corum, Michigan
QB Max Duggan, TCU
QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
QB CJ Stroud, Ohio State
QB Caleb Williams, USC

Fiu’s Ballot: 1) Williams, 2) Duggan, 3) Stroud
Who Will Win: QB Max Duggan, TCU
Best Player Not On Ballot: QB Michael Penix Jr., Washington
2021 Maxwell Award Winner: RB Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State

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