ESPN Awards Ceremony To Cap Off 2020-21 College Football Season

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN will honor the cream of this year’s college football crop in January.

The Home Depot College Football Awards is scheduled to broadcast at 7 p.m. ET on Jan. 7 on ESPN. The 90-minute broadcast will honor the accomplishments of some of the game’s top student-athletes.

Chris Fowler will anchor the broadcast. Reporter Holly Rowe will provide additional stories and commentary for the program.

Pete Derzis, ESPN Senior Vice President of College Sports Programming and Events said in a prepared statement, the upcoming broadcast will not feature a live audience, but stressed that will not lessen the program’s content.

The Home Depot College Football Awards will continue to be what they have always been, and that is a celebration of elite performances in college football,” said Derzis.  “While the award show will look different this year due to COVID-19, the spirit of the show remains the same. We look forward to honoring the stellar performances produced by these student-athletes this season.”

National College Football Awards Association President Mark Wolpert added to Derzis’ statements with his own comments.

“With all of the challenges faced in the 2020 season, we are looking forward to the opportunity to celebrate the game, its players, coaches and the amazing performances that have taken place,” said Wolpert. “This season’s award show will truly be a recognition of not only the top players, but more importantly the incredible efforts involved in making this season possible.”

Sixteen awards will go to players during the ceremony. The finalists for each award will be announced Dec. 22. The award categories are listed below.

Chuck Bednarik Award
College Defensive Player of the Year  
Biletnikoff Award
Outstanding Receiver  
Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award
Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker  
Ray Guy Award
College Punter of the Year
 
Maxwell Award
College Player of the Year
 
Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award
Nation’s Best Quarterback
 
Outland Trophy
Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman
 
Paycom Jim Thorpe Award
Nation’s Best Defensive Back
 
Doak Walker Award
Nation’s Premier Running Back
 
The Home Depot Coach of the Year
William V. Campbell Trophy Presented By Mazda
Scholar-Athlete
Disney Spirit Award
Most Inspirational Player or Team
Walter Camp All-America Team

 The show will also recognize recipients of the following awards:

John Mackey Award
Outstanding Tight End
 
Rimington Trophy
Outstanding Center  
 
Wuerffel Trophy
Community Service

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