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College Award Finalists 2016 - Maxwell, Bednarik, Outland, Bronko Nagurski & Jim Thorpe

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Finalists Maxwell, Bednarik, Outland, Nagurski, Jim Thorpe Awards Announced

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Maxwell Award Finalists
QB Lamar Jackson - Louisville - Sophomore
QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma - Junior
DB Jabrill Peppers - Michigan - Junior

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2016 Chuck Bednarik Award Finalists
Jonathan Allen - Alabama - Defensive Line - Senior
Myles Garrett - Texas A&M - Defensive Line - Senior
Jabrill Peppers - Michigan - Linebacker - Junior

Finalists for Outland Trophy
Ohio State - OC Pat Elflein
Washington St - OG Cody O'Connell
Alabama - OT Cam Robinson

Biletnikoff Award Finalists
Austin Carr - Northwestern University - WR
Isaiah "Zay" Jones - East Carolina University - WR
Dede Westbrook - University of Oklahoma - WR

Finalists Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Alabama - DE Jonathan Allen
Alabama - LB Rueben Foster
Florida St - CB Tarvarus McFadden
Michigan - LB/DB Jabrill Peppers
Clemson - DE Christian Wilkins

Finalist for Butkus Award
LSU - Kendall Beckwith
Vanderbilt - Zach Cunningham
Florida - Jarrad Davis
Alabama - Reuben Foster
Iowa - Josey Jewell

Finalists for 2016 Jim Thorpe Award
Adoree’ Jackson, USC - Jr
Jourdan Lewis, Michigan - Sr
Tre’Davious White, LSU - Sr

2016 Ray Guy Award Finalists:
Michael Dickson, University of Texas
Cameron Johnston, Ohio St University
Mitch Wishnowsky, University of Utah

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 - List of Semifinalists

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Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 - List of Semifinalists

Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017 was reduced to 26 candidates this week from 94 nominees. The 26 semifinalists will be trimmed to 15 finalists in early January 2017. The current group includes 15 offensive, eight defensive stalwarts one kicker and two coaches.

Photo – RB LaDainian Tomlinson - Chargers

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Among the first-year eligibles, former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson is the headliner. Tomlinson is a back I recommended to the Senior Bowl committee for the 2001 All-star event. He was a complete prospect coming out of TCU who performed in an option attack. He was an instant hit with the Chargers and one of the most productive and durable backs in recent history. He also has been one of the NFL’s model citizens and a generous donator to many charities.

In 2006, he won the NFL Most Valuable Player award and went on to be a five-time Pro Bowl selection and six-time All-Pro during 11 seasons with the Chargers and New York Jets. He ranks 5th in career rushing yards (13,684), 7th in all-purpose yards (18,456) and 3rd in TDs (162).

Other first-year eligibles include safety Brian Dawkins, wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Jason Taylor. They will be joined by 2016 finalists such as Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Terrell Owens, John Lynch and Don Coryell.

Davis, the former Denver Broncos running back, has made the semifinalist list 11 times, the most of any nominee this year. He was a low 6th round pick out of Georgia who made the Broncos on his special teams’ coverage ability. At Georgia, he backed up future Pro Bowl runner Garrison Hearst after transferring.

Davis, Warner and Owens will warrant strong consideration after highly productive and visible and sometimes controversial careers. The list will be reduced to 15 finalists and will join senior Finalist Kenny Easley and 2017 Contributor Finalists Jerry Jones and Paul Tagliabue when the 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee meets to vote on the eve of Super Bowl LI.

Complete List of Semifinalists - Career Years and Teams Played for
(listed in alphabetical order):
* First year eligible players # 2016 Finalists

1. Morten Anderson, kicker (New Orleans Saints, 1982-1994; Atlanta Falcons, 1995-2000; 2006-07; New York Giants, 2001; Kansas City Chiefs, 2002-03; Minnesota Vikings, 2004)
2. Steve Atwater, safety (Denver Broncos, 1989-1998; New York Jets, 1999)
3. Tony Boselli, offensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars, 1995-2001; Houston Texans, 2002)
4. Isaac Bruce, wide receiver (Los Angeles Rams, 1994; St. Louis Rams, 1995-2007; San Francisco 49ers, 2008-09)
5. # Don Coryell, coach (St. Louis Cardinals, 1973-77; San Diego Chargers, 1978-1986)
6. Roger Craig, running back (San Francisco 49ers, 1983-1990; Los Angeles Raiders, 1991; Minnesota Vikings, 1992-93)
7. # Terrell Davis, running back (Denver Broncos, 1995-2001)
8. * Brian Dawkins, safety (Philadelphia Eagles, 1996-2008; Denver Broncos, 2009-2011)
9. Alan Faneca, guard (Pittsburgh Steelers, 1998-2007; New York Jets, 2008-09; Arizona Cardinals, 2010)
10. Chris Hinton, offensive tackle/guard (Baltimore Colts, 1983; Indianapolis Colts, 1984-89; Atlanta Falcons, 1990-93; Minnesota Vikings, 1994-95)
11. Torry Holt, wide receiver (St. Louis Rams, 1999-2008; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2009)
12. Joe Jacoby, offensive tackle (Washington Redskins, 1981-1993)
13. Edgerrin James, running back (Indianapolis Colts, 1999-2005; Arizona Cardinals, 2006-08; Seattle Seahawks, 2009)
14. Jimmy Johnson, coach (Dallas Cowboys, 1989-1993; Miami Dolphins, 1996-99)
15. Mike Kenn, offensive tackle (Atlanta Falcons, 1978-1994)
16. Ty Law, cornerback (New England Patriots, 1995-2004; New York Jets, 2005, '08; Kansas City Chiefs, 2006-07; Denver Broncos, 2009)
17. # John Lynch, safety (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1993-2003; Denver Broncos, 2004-07)
18. Clay Matthews, linebacker (Cleveland Browns, 1978-1993; Atlanta Falcons, 1994-96)
19. Kevin Mawae, center (Seattle Seahawks, 1994-97; New York Jets, 1998-2005; Tennessee Titans, 2006-09)
20. Karl Mecklenburg, linebacker (Denver Broncos, 1983-1994)
21. # Terrell Owens, wide receiver (San Francisco 49ers, 1996-2003; Philadelphia Eagles, 2004-05; Dallas Cowboys, 2006-08; Buffalo Bills, 2009; Cincinnati Bengals, 2010)
22. * Jason Taylor, defensive end (Miami Dolphins, 1997-2007, '09, 2011; Washington Redskins, 2008; New York Jets, 2010)
23. * LaDainian, Tomlinson, running back (San Diego Chargers, 2001-09; New York Jets, 2010-11)
24. * Hines Ward, wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers, 1998-2011)
25. # Kurt Warner, quarterback (St. Louis Rams, 1998-2003; New York Giants, 2004; Arizona Cardinals, 2005-09)
26. Darren Woodson, safety (Dallas Cowboys, 1992-2003)

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

NFL Power Poll - Week 11- Seahawks Beat Patriots

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NFL Power Poll - Week 11

Seahawks Beat Patriots
Patriots & Cowboys Via for #1 Ranking

Team of the Week - Seattle Seahawks

Offensive Player of Week - QB Marcus Mariota - Titans
Defensive Player of Week - LB Preston Smith - Redskins

Rookie of Week - RB Ezekiel Elliott - Cowboys

Photo - QB Marcus Mariota - Titans

Game of Week #11 - Philadelphia Eagles (5-4) at Seattle Seahawks (6-2-1)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1 - 7-2 - PATRIOTS

Patriots fall to Seahawks in thriller.

#2 - 8-1 - COWBOYS
The Cowboys’ are riding rookie back Ezekiel Elliott back to the top of the NFC East.

#3 - 6-2-1 - SEAHAWKS
Seahawks are winning on top defense and sound football.

#4 - 7-2 - RAIDERS
The Raiders are hot and will continue this homestand in Mexico.

#5 - 7-3 - BRONCOS
Broncos pulled it out vs the Saints and get there bye week to prepare for huge showdown with Chiefs.

#6 - 6-3 - GIANTS
GMen are on a four game winning streak with Bears and Browns up next.

#7 - 7-2 - CHIEFS
The Chiefs made a great comeback to beat the Panther. Face the Bucs prior to difficult road stretch.

#8 - 5-4 - FALCONS
Falcons defense failed to hold a lead vs the Eagles and get their bye week to prepare for stretch run.

#9 - 5-3-1 - REDSKINS
Redskins hang tough. Face the Packers and Cowboys within 5 days this week.

#10 - 6-3 - TEXANS
The Texans face the acid test with trip to Mexico for Monday night clash with Raiders.

#11 - 5-4 - RAVENS
The Ravens have had 10 days to prepare for the Cowboys.

#12 - 5-4 - LIONS
The Lions’ are well rested for two home games vs Jaguars and Vikings.

#13 - 5-4 - EAGLES
Eagles travel to Seattle for key NFC matchup that can be significant for both clubs.

#14 - 5-4 - VIKINGS
Vikes have lost four in a row and need to regroup for Cardinals, Lions and Cowboys up next.

#15 - 4-4-1 - CARDINALS
The Cardinals face the core of their schedule with Vikings, Falcons and Redskins up next that will determine if they are contenders or pretenders this season.

#16 - 5-5 - TITANS
The Titans are riding hot young QB Marcus Mariota to win marginal games. They have road games vs Bears and Colts up next.

#17 - 5-4 - DOLPHINS
The Dolphins defense came to the rescue vs the Chargers for their 4th win in a row.

#18 - 4-5 - PACKERS
Packers' were blasted by the Titans. Travel to Washington and Philadelphia for critical Sunday and Monday night matchups.

#19 - 4-5 - COLTS
The Colts’ had two weeks to get ready for home games vs Titans and Steelers that will determine their fate.

#20 - 4-5 - STEELERS
The Steelers failed in key situations vs the Cowboys to continue their decline. Road matchups in Cleveland and Indy become almost must win situations.

#21 - 4-6 - CHARGERS
The Chargers are fun to watch, but find a way to lose. They have one of the worst defenses in the game.

#22 - 4-5 - RAMS
The Ram’s offensive problems persist but they edged out a victory vs the inept Jets.

#23 - 4-5 - BILLS
Bills are rested for trip to Cinny that may determine the playoff hopes of both clubs.

#24 - 4-5 - BUCCANEERS
The Bucs trashed the Bears last week. Face the Chiefs and Seahawks in two key matchups that will test their maturity.

#25 - 3-5-1 - BENGALS
Bengals were man handled by the GMen last week and must get well quickly with AFC opponents, the Bills and Ravens up next.

#26 - 4-5 - SAINTS
Late game special teams breakdown cost the Saints vs the Broncos. Face Panthers tonight in a must win situation for their playoff hopes.

#27 - 3-6 - PANTHERS
Panthers lost a last second game vs Chiefs off another key turnover. They host the Saints tonight in a contest that may be their last chance to start a playoff run.

#28 - 3-7 - JETS
Jets caved in with little offense vs the Rams. They create constant QB rotation and young Bryce Petty may benefit most for reps over the final six games.

#29 - 2-7 - JAGUARS
The Jags' continue road games with Lions and Bills on the agenda. They face a tough second half of schedule that HC Gus Bradley may not survice.

#30 - 2-7 - BEARS
The Bears were again burdened by turnovers in loss to Bucs. They travel to MetLife to face the GMen in another expected mismatch.

#31 - 1-8 - 49ers
The 49ers lost their 8th game in a row despite a good performance by QB Colin Kaepernick.

#32 - 0-10 - BROWNS
The Browns were bashed by the Ravens last week. They host the Steelers and GMen in the next two games.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Five Semifinalists For 2016 Outland Trophy

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Five Semifinalists For 2016 Outland Trophy

Five semifinalists for the 2016 Outland Trophy were named by the Football Writers Association of America. The trophy presentation banquet for the 71st Outland Trophy winner will be held in January.

The five semifinalists – all offensive linemen – in alphabetical order, are: Pat Elflein, Ohio State; Cody O’Connell, Washington State; Ethan Pocic, LSU; Cam Robinson, Alabama; and Connor Williams, Texas.

Photo - OL Ethan Pocic - LSU

Elflein is a 6-3, 300-pound senior from Pickerington, Ohio, who previously played guard, but is a center this season for the nation’s second-ranked team. O’Connell is a behemoth 6-8, 354-pound junior guard from Wenatchee, Wash., who helps trigger Washington State’s high-octane offense which ranks second in the country in passing with quarterback Luke Falk. Pocic, a 6-7, 302-pound senior center from Lemont, Ill., anchors the line for LSU’s potent rushing game, which is led by Leonard Fournette and Derrius Guice. Robinson, a 6-6, 310-pound junior from Monroe, La., is the top offensive tackle on the No. 1-ranked team in college football that produces 492.2 offensive yards per game. Williams, a 6-6, 288-pound sophomore tackle from Coppell, Texas, blocks for the leading rusher in the FBS in yards per game, D’Onta Foreman.

The five semifinalists will be whittled down to three finalists and announced on Tues., Nov. 22, during The Home Depot College Football Awards Nomination Special, starting at 3 p.m. ET on ESPNU. The winner of the 2016 Outland Trophy will be announced Thurs., Dec. 8 on The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN, the main show beginning at 7 p.m. ET, live from the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

The Outland Trophy is named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1800s, is the third-oldest player award in major college football behind the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. It has been awarded to the best interior lineman in college football on offense or defense since 1946 when Notre Dame’s George Connor was named the recipient.

For the 20th consecutive year, the presentation of the Outland Trophy will occur in Omaha, on Jan. 11, 2017, at a banquet sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee. At the same banquet, Oklahoma offensive lineman Greg Roberts will receive an Outland Trophy. Roberts was the 1978 winner of the award before trophies were handed out by the FWAA. His Oklahoma coach, the legendary Barry Switzer, will receive the third annual Tom Osborne Legacy Award during the evening.

The Outland Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). The NCFAA encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football. The 22 awards boast more than 700 years of tradition-selection excellence. Visit ncfaa.org to learn more about our story.

Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of 1,400 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

RB James Conner, DB Jabrill Peppers & QBs Lamar Jackson & J.T. Barrett Head Lombardi Award Semifinalists:

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James Conner, Jabrill Peppers & Lamar Jackson Head Lombardi Award Semifinalists:

Photo - RB James Conner - Pittsburgh

Pitt junior running back James Conner and senior defensive end Ejuan Price are two of the top 20 candidates for this year’s Lombardi Award, it was announced by the Rotary Club of Houston, Texas.

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Previously, the Lombardi Award was presented to the nation’s top lineman or linebacker. In 2016, eligibility was expanded to include all players, regardless of position, who demonstrate outstanding performance and best exemplify the discipline, virtue and wisdom that defined Vincent Lombardi's exceptional brand of leadership.

The top 20 candidates were selected by a vote of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) head coaches as well as college football media from across the country.

Conner has overcome both a knee injury and Hodgkin lymphoma during the past 12 months and continues to amaze fans in his comeback season. He leads the Panthers in rushing (844 yards on 175 carries) and scoring (92 points). His 15 total TDs rank ninth nationally and second among ACC players.

Conner is coming off his most impressive effort of the season in helping Pitt to a 43-42 upset at #2 Clemson this past Saturday. Facing a Tigers defense that was surrendering less than 16 points per game, he carried 20 times for 132 yards and a TD, while adding three receptions for 57 yards and another score.

Conner has compiled 51 touchdowns for his career, 2nd all-time in ACC annals. He needs just two TDs to eclipse the ACC mark of 52 held by Virginia's Wali Lundy (2002-05). Conner is also on the verge of breaking the ACC record for career rushing touchdowns. He has 48, one shy of the 38-year-old ACC record held by NC State's Ted Brown (49 from 1975-78).

Price is one of the most disruptive defensive linemen in college football. Despite being the constant target of double teams, Price ranks seventh nationally in tackles for loss (1.6 per game) and 12th in sacks (0.90 per game). He is 24th in forced fumbles (0.30 per game).

Nearly half of Price’s 33 tackles this season have been for a loss. He has compiled 16 TFLs, nine sacks, nine QB hurries and three forced fumbles on the year. He also has a tackle for a safety (at North Carolina).

Price was named a "Midseason All-American" by no fewer than five national media outlets including DraftInsiders.com. He was recently named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to the national defensive player of the year. Price is also a frontrunner for ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

2016 Lombardi Award Semifinalists:
Name/Position/School

Jonathan Allen - DE - Alabama
Reuben Foster - ILB - Alabama
Cam Robinson - OT - Alabama
Montravius Adams - DT - Auburn
Carl Lawson - DE - Auburn
Christian Wilkins - DT - Clemson
Deshaun Watson - QB - Clemson
Delvin Cook - RB - Florida State
DeMarcus Walker - DE - Florida State
Lamar Jackson - QB - Louisville
Jabrill Peppers - LB/DB - Michigan
J.T. Barrett - QB - Ohio State
Pat Elflein - C - Ohio State
Evan Engram - TE - Ole Miss
James Conner - RB - Pittsburgh
Ejuan Price - DL - Pittsburgh
Donnell Pumphrey - RB - San Diego State
Derek Barnett - DE - Tennessee
Myles Garrett - DE - Texas A&M
Jake Browning - QB - Washington

Net proceeds from the Rotary Lombardi Award activities are contributed to cancer research and children who cannot afford treatment to fight the disease that claimed the life of Vince Lombardi. The Rotary Lombardi Award is hosted by the Rotary Club of Houston and benefits the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Texas Children's Hospital.

The award ceremony date will be announced later in the football season along with updated lists of award candidates. Visit www.rotarylombardiaward.org for more information and continued updates.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Biletnikoff Award's Ten 2016 Semifinalists Announced

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Biletnikoff Award's Ten 2016 Semifinalists

Receivers John Ross, Dede Westbrook & Corey Davis Head Award Semifinalists:

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award, announced the 10 Semifinalists for the 2016 Biletnikoff Award. The secure and confidential electronic voting by the distinguished members of the Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee was conducted from November 7th through November 13th.

Photo - WR Dede Westbrook - Oklahoma

The Biletnikoff Award annually recognizes the outstanding receiver in college football. Any player, regardless of position (tight end, slot receiver and back, inside receiver, wide receiver, split end, and running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the award. As such, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes the outstanding receiver, not merely the outstanding
wide receiver.

The ten 2016 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalists
selected in voting by the distinguished members of Biletnikoff Award National Selection Committee:

Austin Carr - Northwestern University - WR
Corey Davis - Western Michigan University - WR
Amba Etta-Tawo - Syracuse University - WR
Carlos Henderson - Louisiana Tech University - WR
Isaiah "Zay" Jones - East Carolina University - WR
John Ross - University of Washington - WR
Taywan Taylor - Western Kentucky University - WR
Trent Taylor - Louisiana Tech University - WR
James Washington - Oklahoma State University - WR
Dede Westbrook - University of Oklahoma - WR

The 2016 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on December 8, 2016, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show to be broadcast 7:00 - 9:00pm (EST) on ESPN. College Football Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winner Desmond Howard will present the 2016 Biletnikoff Award winner on the show. Howard is one of only 5 ends or receivers who has won the Heisman Trophy, joining Larry Kelley, Leon Hart, Johnny Rodgers, and Tim Brown.

The correlation between Biletnikoff Award winners and stardom in the National Football League is uncannily predictable. Past Biletnikoff Award winners include Calvin Johnson, Randy Moss, Michael Crabtree, and Larry Fitzgerald.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc., will announce the three finalists on November 21, 2016. For complete details and updates of interest, together with weekly statistics and timely, important news of the Biletnikoff Award candidates, as well as the FanVote and FanForum discussion board, please consult the Foundation's highly informative website at www.biletnikoffaward.com.

Fred Biletnikoff
The name Biletnikoff is synonymous with the term receiver. Fred Biletnikoff, a member of the pro and college football halls of fame, was an All-America receiver at Florida State University, and an All-Pro receiver for the Oakland Raiders. He caught 589 passes for 8,974 yards and 76 touchdowns in his 14-year Raiders career from 1965 through 1978. Fred was the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XI. The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation (TQC), Inc., created the Biletnikoff Award in 1994.

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

Alabama Stands Alone at Top of Rankings

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Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Week 12 - Nov. 14

Alabama Stands Alone at Top of Rankings
Michigan, Clemson & Washington Fall From Unbeaten Ranks

Team of Week - Iowa/ Pittsburgh/Southern Cal

Offensive Player of Week - QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma
Defensive Player of Week - DL Devonte Fields - Louisville

Photo - QB Baker Mayfield - Oklahoma

Draft Insiders' - Top 25 Rankings
Rank/ Team/ Rec
1 Alabama) - 10-0
2 Ohio St - 9-1
3 Michigan - 9-1
4 Clemson - 9-1
5 Louisville - 9-1
6 Washington - 9-1
7 Wisconsin - 8-2
8 Oklahoma - 8-2
9 West Virginia - 8-1
10 Penn State - 8-2
11 Oklahoma State - 8-2
12 Colorado - 8-2
13 Western Michigan - 10-0
14 Southern Cal - 7-3
15 Utah - 8-2
16 Auburn - 7-3
17 Texas A&M - 7-3
18 Florida St - 7-3
19 Florida - 7-2
20 Boise State - 9-1
21 Washington State - 8-2
22 Nebraska - 8-2
23 LSU - 6-3
24 San Diego State - 9-1
25 Houston - 8-2

AP Top 25
Rank/Team/1st Place Votes /Rec/ Pts

1 Alabama (61) - 10-0 - 1525
2 Ohio State - 9-1 - 1455
3 Louisville - 9-1 - 1357
4 Michigan - 9-1 - 1323
5 Clemson - 9-1 - 1304
6 Wisconsin - 8-2 - 1214
7 Washington - 9-1 - 1150
8 Oklahoma - 8-2 - 1064
9 Penn State - 8-2 - 961
10 West Virginia - 8-1 - 920
11 Utah - 8-2 - 807
12 Colorado - 8-2 - 797
13 Oklahoma State - 8-2 - 659
14 Western Michigan - 10-0 - 634
15 USC - 7-3 - 584
16 LSU - 6-3 - 582
17 Florida State - 7-3 - 569
18 Auburn - 7-3 - 543
19 Nebraska - 8-2 - 504
20 Washington State - 8-2 - 501
21 Florida - 7-2 - 435
22 Boise State - 9-1 - 315
23 Texas A&M - 7-3 - 238
24 San Diego State - 9-1 - 97
25 Troy - 8-1 - 63

Dropped from rankings: North Carolina 15, Virginia Tech 18, Baylor 25

Others receiving votes: Houston 49, North Carolina 40, Virginia Tech 36, Tennessee 21, Navy 20, Stanford 16, Western Kentucky 11, Pittsburgh 9, South Florida 8, Arkansas 7, Iowa 4, Ole Miss 2, Minnesota 1

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College and NFL football especially during the postseason team and All-star and Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and several web sites

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