College Football Awards 2022: Full List of Finalists, Winners for Heisman, Walker, Biletnikoff & More

The 2022 college football campaign has almost reached the end of its regular season, leaving only the Army-Navy game to play before bowl season.

But there is one more point of order before the season reaches its final climax: recognizing the nation’s best players, coaches and position groups for their on-field achievements.

The most important of these awards is the Heisman Trophy, which is considered the most prestigious individual award in college sports. But there are other accolades to look out for, including the Biletnikoff (top receiver), Doak Walker (top running back), and more.

Aside from positional awards, there are various national player of the year awards, including that of The Sporting News: a fitting, definitive recognition of another fantastic season in college football.

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The Sporting News follows all of this season’s awards, including finalists, categories and more:

2022 College Football Awards Winner

Awards and finalists listed alphabetically

Forgive category winner
Associated Press Player of the Year Top player
Biletnikoff Prize Top receiver
Bronko Nagurski Trophy Defensive Player of the Year (judged by the FWAA) Will Anderson Jr., LB Alabama
Broyles Prize Top notch assistant coach Garrett Riley, OC/QB Coach, TCU
Burlsworth Trophy Top former walk-on Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia
Butkus Prize Top Linebacker
Chuck Bednarik Prize Defensive Player of the Year (judged by the Maxwell Club)
Davey O’Brien Prize top quarterback
Doak Walker Prize Top runs back
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award NCAA Division I Top Coach (assessed by the FWAA)
George Munger Prize NCAA Division I Top Coach (Judged by the Maxwell Club)
Heisman Trophy Most Outstanding Player
Jim Thorpe Prize Top defensive back
Joe Moore Prize Top offensive line
John Mackey Prize Upper tight end
Johnny Unita’s Golden Arm Award First class quarterback of the upper class Max Duggan, TCU
Lombardi Prize Outstanding College Football Lineman Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
Lou Groza Prize Top place kicker
Maxwell Award College Player of the Year
Outland Trophy Top interior decorator
Paul Hornung Prize The most versatile player Jack Colletto, LB, Oregon State
Ray Guy Award top player
Rimington Trophy On top in the middle
Sports News Coach of the Year College Coach of the Year
Sports News Player of the Year College Player of the Year
Ted Hendricks Prize Top defensive end
Walter Camp Prize College Player of the Year
William V. Campbell Trophy Academic Heismann Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
Cube Trophy Community Service Award

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College Football Awards 2022

AP Player of the Year

Biletnikoff Prize

finalists

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

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

finalists

  • Will Anderson Jr., LB, Alabama
  • Calijah Kancey, DT, Pitt
  • Chris Smith, FS, Georgia
  • Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC

Broyles Prize

finalists

  • Alex Golesh, OC/TE Coach, Tennessee
  • Jesse Minter, DC, Michigan
  • Todd Monken, OK, Georgia
  • Garrett Riley, OC/QB Coach, TCU
  • Ryan Walters, DC, Illinois

Burlsworth Trophy

finalists

  • Stetson Bennett, QB, Georgia
  • Carlton Martial, LB, Troy
  • Aidan O’Connell, QB, Purdue

Butkus Prize

finalists

  • Jack Campbell, Iowa
  • Jamon Dumas-Johnson, Georgia
  • Daiyan Henley, Washington State
  • Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
  • Drew Sanders, Arkansas

Chuck Bednarik Prize

finalists

  • Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
  • Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati
  • Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC

Davey O’Brien Prize

finalists

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

Doak Walker Prize

finalists

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

Eddie Robinson Prize

finalists

  • Sonny Dykes, TCU
  • Mike Elko, Duke
  • Willie Fritz, Tulane
  • Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
  • Lincoln Riley, USC
  • Kirby Smart, Georgia
  • John Sumrall, Troy
  • Jeff Traylor, UTSA

George Munger Prize

Heisman Trophy

finalists

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

Jim Thorpe Prize

finalists

  • Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU
  • Clark Phillips III, Utah
  • Devon Witherspoon, Illinois

Joe Moore Prize

semifinalists

  • air force
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Ole Fraulein
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • UCLA
  • U.S.C

John Mackey Prize

finalists

  • Brock Bowers, Georgia
  • Sam Laporta, Iowa
  • Michael Mayer, Notre Dame

Johnny Unita’s Golden Arm Award

finalists

  • Stetson Bennett, Georgia
  • Max Duggan, TCU
  • Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  • Bo Nix, Oregon
  • CJ Stroud, Ohio State

Winner: Max Duggan, TCU

Lombardi Prize

finalists

  • Will Anderson Jr., LB, Alabama
  • Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
  • Jalen Carter, TE, Georgia
  • Tuli Tuipulotu, DE, USC

Lou Groza Prize

finalists

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

Maxwell Award

finalists

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

Outland Trophy

finalists

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

Paul Hornung Prize

finalists

  • Jack Colletto, LB, Oregon State
  • Emeka Egbuka, WR, Ohio State
  • Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Alabama
  • Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

Ray Guy Award

finalists

  • Bryce Baringer, Michigan State
  • Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati
  • Adak Korsak, Rutgers

Rimington Trophy

finalists

  • Brett Neilon, USC
  • Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan
  • John Michael Schmitz, Minnesota

Sports News Coach of the Year

Sports News Player of the Year

Ted Hendricks Prize

finalists

  • Ty French, Gardner-Webb
  • Caleb Murphy, Ferris State
  • Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan

Walter Camp Prize

finalists

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

William V. Campbell Trophy

finalists

  • Jack Campbell, LB, Iowa
  • Anders Carlson, PK, Auburn
  • Jake Chisholm, RB, Dayton
  • Nicholas D’Ambrose, RB, Chicago
  • Ryan Greenhagen, LB, Fordham
  • Oso Ifesinachukwu, DL, Yale
  • Ahofitu Maka, OL, UTSA
  • Adrian Martinez, QB, State of Kansas
  • Peter Oliver, RB, Heiligkreuz
  • Walter Rouse, OT, Stanford
  • Austin Stidham, OL, Troy
  • Julius Wilkerson, LB, Wayne State (min)
  • Austin Williams, WR, Mississippi
  • JR Woods, OL, Johns Hopkins (Md.)
  • Michael Wozniak, DL, Saint John’s

Cube Trophy

finalists

  • Patrick Fields, DB, Stanford
  • Dillan Gibbons, OL, State of Florida
  • Gerber Morgan, QB, Minnesota

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