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Tua wins Maxwell and Walter Camp, Baker wins Thorpe Award

ATLANTA - (AP) -Tua Tagovailoa won his second major player of the year award, taking the Maxwell over fellow finalists Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and West Virginia quarterback Will Grier Thursday night in Atlanta.

 
Tagovailoa also won the Walter Camp player of the year.

Earlier in the day, Murray was named AP college football player of the year and the Davey O'Brien Award winner as the nation's top quarterback.

Tagovailoa and Murray, along with Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins, are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy to be presented Saturday in New York City.

Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker became the first Bulldogs' player to win the Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. The senior beat out LSU cornerback Greedy Williams and Notre Dame cornerback Julian Love.

Alabama's Jerry Jeudy won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top wide receiver, beating out UMass star Andy Isabella and Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace. Jeudy is the second Crimson Tide player to win the Biletnikoff, joining Amari Cooper.
 
Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams won the Outland Trophy as the nation's best interior lineman, beating out Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams. Quinnen Williams is the fifth Alabama player to win the Outland.
 
Alabama's Jerry Jeudy won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top wide receiver, beating out UMass star Andy Isabella and Oklahoma State's Tylan Wallace.
 
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly won the Home Depot coach of the year, one of three major awards announced Wednesday night, the day before the college football awards show.
 
LSU's Devin White won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker, becoming the first Tigers player to win the award.
 
Iowa's T.J. Hockenson won the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end. He is the first sophomore to win the award in its 19 years.
 
Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, the nation's leading, became the fourth Badgers player to win the Doak Walker. That ties Texas for the most of any school. He beat out Memphis' Darrell Henderson and Clemson's Travis Etienne.
 
Syracuse freshman Andre Szmyt won the Lou Groza as top kicker, beating out Cooper Rothe of Wyoming and Cole Tracy of LSU.


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