The playoffs are finalized, the bowl games are set and now the college world turns its attention towards the handing out of hardware. While the Heisman is the big knish, the one we all care about, there are awards across the board to honor the best at all positions. Even if the only players who care about the “Lou Groza Award” (for top kicker) are the ones who are nominated, it must look pretty nice on a potential draftee’s resume.
For the grand daddy of them all, though, it’s Alabama running back Derrick Henry’s battle to lose. The bruising back surpassed both Leonard Fournette (LSU) and Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State) as the premier talent in the NCAA this season with over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 23 TDs. His biggest threat in the Heisman race will be from Clemson’s sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson’s 3,512 yards passing and 30 touchdowns helped guide Clemson to college football’s only undefeated record this season. Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey edged out Fournette to be the third nominee.
You can see odds for each of college football’s awards, below.
- Derrick Henry, Alabama: 3/7
- Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 7/2
- Christian McCaffrey, Stanford: 10/1
- Derrick Henry, Alabama: 1/1
- Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 9/5
- Christian McCaffrey, Stanford: 11/2
These odds differ from the Heisman since, from 2000 on, only three players have won both the Heisman and Maxwell in the same season.
- Trevone Boykin, TCU: 7/8
- Deshaun Watson, Clemson: 2/1
- Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma: 5/1
- Corey Coleman, Baylor: 5/7
- Josh Doctson, TCU: 9/4
- Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss: 7/1
- Tyler Matakevich, Temple: 1/1
- Carl Nassib, Penn State: 9/5
- Reggie Ragland, Alabama: 6/1
- Spencer Drango, Baylor: 7/4
- Joshua Garnett, Stanford: 2/1
- A’Shawn Robinson, Alabama: 11/5
- Derrick Henry, Alabama: 7/5
- Leonard Fournette, LSU: 7/4
- Christian McCaffrey, Stanford: 13/4
- Hunter Henry, Arkansas: 7/8
- Jordan Leggett, Clemson: 9/4
- Austin Hooper, Stanford: 5/1
- Daniel Carlson, Auburn: 5/4
- Ka’imi Fairbairn, UCLA: 7/4
- Jake Elliott, Memphis: 4/1
- Tom Hackett, Utah (2014 winner): 6/5
- Michael Carrizosa, San Jose State: 2/1
- Hayden Hunt, Colorado State: 7/2
- Nate Sudfeld, Indiana: 4/3
- Ty Darlington, Oklahoma: 2/1
- Landon Foster, Kentucky: 3/1
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