All-Star Line-up of Presenters Revealed for 2019 The Home Depot College Football Awards

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All-Star Line-up of Presenters Revealed for 2019 The Home Depot College Football Awards

  • 29th Annual Awards Show Live from Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame, Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN
  • NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award to Recognize Georgia Great Herschel Walker
  • Disney Spirit Award Presented to Minnesota Placeholder and Four-Time Cancer Survivor Casey O’Brien

Each year The Home Depot College Football Awards recognize the achievements of the top players and coaches in college football.  Presenters for this year’s ceremony include past award winners, former college football standouts and NFL stars. New to the show this year, the Chuck Bednarik, Biletnikoff, Davey O’Brien and Doak Walker Awards will be presented with special features that explore the history of each award and its impressive group of past winners. The show will be live from the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN.

Frank Ros—captain of the 1980 national championship winning Georgia Bulldogs—will be on hand to present the National College Football Awards Association’s (NCFAA) Contributions to College Football Award to 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and former teammate Herschel Walker.

Faron Kelley, vice president of Disney Sports, will present the Disney Spirit Award to walk-on Minnesota placeholder and four-time cancer survivor Casey O’Brien for the inspiration his story has provided for his teammates, coaches and thousands of fans nationwide.

The show is preceded by The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Special at 6 p.m. on ESPNU.

AWARD PRESENTER FINALISTS
Chuck Bednarik Award
College Defensive Player of the Year
Presentation Feature   Derrick Brown, Auburn (Sr.)
Isaiah Simmons, Clemson (Jr.)
Chase Young, Ohio State (Jr.)
Biletnikoff Award
Outstanding Receiver
Presentation Feature  Ja’Marr Chase, LSU (So.)
CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma (Jr.)
Michael Pittman Jr., USC (Sr.)
Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award
Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker
Nate Kaeding
2002 Winner, Iowa
Rodrigo Blankenship, Georgia (Sr.)
Keith Duncan, Iowa (Jr.)
Blake Mazza, Washington State (So.)
Ray Guy Award
College Punter of the Year
Ryan Guy
Son of Ray Guy
Dane Roy, Houston (Sr.)
Max Duffy, Kentucky (Jr.)
Sterling Hofrichter, Syracuse (Sr.)
Maxwell Award
College Player of the Year
Shaun Alexander
Bert Bell Award Winner 2005, Seattle Seahawks  
Joe Burrow, LSU (Sr.)
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (Sr.)
Chase Young, Ohio State (Jr.)
Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award
Nation’s Best Quarterback
Presentation Feature  Joe Burrow, LSU (Sr.)
Justin Fields, Ohio State (So.)
Jalen Hurts, Oklahoma (Sr.)
Outland Trophy
Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman
Barrett Jones
2011 Winner, Alabama
Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin (Jr.)
Derrick Brown, Auburn (Sr.)
Penei Sewell, Oregon (So.)
Paycom Jim Thorpe Award
Nation’s Best Defensive Back
Roy Williams
2001 Winner, Oklahoma
Grant Delpit, LSU (Jr.)
Jeff Okudah, Ohio State (Jr.)
J.R. Reed, Georgia (Sr.)
Doak Walker Award
Nation’s Premier Running Back
Presentation Feature  Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State (So.)
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin (Jr.)
J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State (Jr.)
The Home Depot Coach of the Year Melanie Babcock
VP of Integrated Media, The Home Depot
Winner announced Wednesday, Dec. 11.
NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award Frank Ros
Georgia, 1980 Championship Team Captain
Herschel Walker
Disney Spirit Award Faron Kelley
Vice President, Disney Sports
Casey O’Brien, Minnesota
Walter Camp All-America Team Paul Palmer
Temple
Team will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 12.

National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA)
The National College Football Awards Association encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. Founded in 1997, the NCFAA and its 25 awards now boast over 800 recipients, dating to 1935. Visit ncfaa.org to learn more about our story.

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Contact: Kimberly Elchlepp at [email protected] or 860-424-2923; @kimelchlepp

 

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