awards night

Major national player awards handed out Thursday night in Atlanta:

Award Description Winner

Maxwell Award Player of the year Derrick Henry, Alabama, jr. (RB)

Doak Walker Award Best running back Henry

Davey O'Brien Award Best quarterback Deshaun Watson, Clemson, so.

Biletnikoff Award Most outstanding receiver Corey Coleman, Baylor, jr.

Outland Trophy Best interior lineman Joshua Garnett, Stanford, sr. (OG)

Lou Groza Award Most outstanding kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn, UCLA, sr.

Chuck Bednarik Award Defensive player of the year Tyler Matakevich, Temple, sr. (LB)

Jim Thorpe Award Best defensive back Desmond King, Iowa, jr. (CB)

Ray Guy Award Most outstanding punter Tom Hackett, Utah, sr.