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The 2011 Award Winners
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CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Dec 9, 2011


Check out the all-time winners for all the major college football awards.


2011 Award Winners

The Winners

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2010 AWARD WINNERS & HISTORY
2011 winners to come up Thursday night

Biletnikoff - Top Receiver     History and Winners  
WINNER: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State 

FINALISTS: 1. Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State, 2. Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma, 3. Robert Woods, USC
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Woods, 2. Blackmon. 3. Broyles
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: Jordan White, Western Michigan

Bednarik - Top Defensive Player   History and Winners  
2011 WINNER - CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU

FINALISTS: 1. LB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama, 2. CB Tyrann Mathieu, 2011 National Champion LSU, 3. DT Devon Still, Penn State
Fiu's Ballot: 1) Mathieu, 2. Hightower, 3. Still
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College and DE Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

Bronko Nagurski - Top Defensive Player  History and Winners   
WINNER: COMING

FINALISTS: 1. FS Mark Barron, Alabama, 2. CB Morris Claiborne, LSU, 3. LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College, 4. DE Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, 5. DT Devon Still, Penn State
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Kuechly, 2. Mercilus, 3. Claiborne, 4. Still, 5. Barron
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU

Butkus - Top Linebacker   History and Winners  
WINNER: Luke Kuechly, Boston College

FINALISTS: 1. Lavonte David, Nebraska, 2. Dont’a Hightower, Alabama, 3. Jarvis Jones, Georgia, 4. Luke Kuechly, Boston College, 5. Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, 6. Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
Fiu’s Ballot: (write-ins allowed): 1. Luke Kuechly, Boston College, 2. Danny Trevathan, Kentucky, 3. Trent Mackey, Tulane
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: Trevathan

Davey O'Brien - Top Quarterback    History and Winners  
WINNER: Robert Griffin, Baylor

FINALISTS: 1. Robert Griffin, Baylor, 2. Case Keenum, Houston, 3. Andrew Luck, Stanford
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Griffin, 2. Keenum, 3. Luck
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: Matt Barkley, USC

Doak Walker - Top Running Back    History and Winners  
WINNER: Trent Richardson, Alabama   

FINALISTS: 1. Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 2. LaMichael James, Oregon, 3. Trent Richardson, Alabama
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Ball, 2. James, 3. Richardson
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State

Hendricks - Top Defensive End   History and Winners  
WINNER: Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

Finalists: 1. Frank Alexander, Oklahoma, 2. Andre Branch, Clemson, 3. Vinny Curry, Marshall, 4. Whitney Mercilus, Illinois, 5. Sam Montgomery, LSU, 6. Nick Perry, USC
Fiu's Ballot: Mercilus, Montgomery, Curry, Branch, Alexander
Player Who Should've Been A Finalist, But Wasn’t: Jake Bequette, Arkansas

Home Depot Award - Coach of the Year
WINNER: Les Miles, LSU

Johnny Unitas - Top Quarterback   History and Winners  
WINNER: Andrew Luck, Stanford

Finalists: 1. Robert Griffin, Baylor, 2. Landry Jones, Oklahoma, 3. Andrew Luck, Stanford, 4. Kellen Moore, Boise State, 5. Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
Fiu's Ballot: Griffin, Weeden, Moore, Luck, Jones
Player Who Should've Been A Finalist, But Wasn’t: Collin Klein, Kansas State

Lombardi - Top Lineman    History and Winners  
WINNER: LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College

FINALISTS: 1. LB Dont’a Hightower, Alabama, 2. LB Luke Kuechly, Boston College, 3. OT Jonathan Martin, Stanford, 4. LB Courtney Upshaw, Alabama
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Kuechly, 2. Martin, 3. Upshaw, 4. Hightower
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: DE Whitney Mercilus, Illinois

Lou Groza - Top Kicker    History and Winners   
WINNER: Randy Bullock, Texas A&M

FINALISTS: 1. Randy Bullock Texas A&M, 2. Dustin Hopkins, Florida State, 3. Caleb Sturgis, Florida
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Bullock, 2. Sturgis. 3. Hopkins
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: Mike Hunnicutt, Oklahoma

John Mackey - Top Tight End    History and Winners 
WINNER: Dwayne Allen, Clemson

FINALISTS: 1. Dwayne Allen, Clemson, 2. Orson Charles, Georgia, 3. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Allen, 2. Eifert, 3. Charles
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: Ryan Otten, San Jose State

Maxwell - Top Player    History and Winners 
WINNER: Andrew Luck, Stanford

FINALISTS: 1. Andrew Luck, Stanford, 2. Kellen Moore, Boise State, 3. Trent Richardson, Alabama
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Moore, 2. Richardson, 3. Luck
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin

Outland - Top Interior Lineman     History and Winners 
WINNER: OT Barrett Jones, Alabama 

FINALISTS: 1. OG David DeCastro, Stanford, 2. OT Barrett Jones, Alabama, 3. DT Devon Still, Penn State
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. DeCastro, 2. Jones, 3. Still
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: OT Matt Kalil, USC

Ray Guy - Top Punter    History and Winners  
WINNER: Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech

FINALISTS: 1. Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech, 2. Steven Clark, Auburn, 3. Jackson Rice, Oregon
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Allen, 2. Rice. 3. Clark
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: Brad Wing, LSU

Rimington - Top Center    History and Winners  
WINNER: David Molk, Michigan

FINALISTS: 1. Dalton Freeman, Clemson, 2. Grant Garner, Oklahoma State, 3. Ben Jones, Georgia, 4. Peter Konz, Wisconsin, 5. David Molk, Michigan, 6. William Vlachos, Alabama
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Jones, 2. Molk, 3. Konz, 4. Vlachos, 5. Garner. 6. Freeman
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: Michael Brewster, Ohio State

Thorpe - Top Defensive Back    History and Winners  
WINNER: Morris Claiborne, LSU

FINALISTS: 1. David Amerson, NC State, 2. Mark Barron, Alabama, 3. Morris Claiborne, LSU
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Amerson, 2. Claiborne, 3. Barron
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: CB Tyrann Mathieu, LSU

Walter Camp - Player of the Year    History and Winners 
WINNER: Andrew Luck, Stanford

FINALISTS: 1. QB Robert Griffin, Baylor, 2. QB Case Keenum, Houston, 3. QB Andrew Luck, Stanford, 4. CB Tyrann Mathieu, 2011 National Champion LSU, 5. RB Trent Richardson, Alabama
Fiu’s Ballot: 1. Mathieu, 2. Griffin, 3. Keenum, 4. Richardson, 5. Luck
Who Should Be On But Isn’t: RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin