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2015 Outland Trophy Semifinalists Named

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Outland Trophy Semifinalists Named
Six Standout Linemen Lauded by FWAA

OMAHA (FWAA) – Six semifinalists for the 2015 Outland Trophy – five offensive linemen and one defensive tackle – were announced on Thursday night during a reception hosted by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee.

The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), in a call of its 2015 All-America Committee, has determined the following six players as semifinalists for the award, in alphabetical order: Baylor offensive tackle Spencer Drango, Stanford offensive guard Joshua Garnett, Alabama center Ryan Kelly, Alabama defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson, Indiana offensive tackle Jason Spriggs and Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley.

Photo – DT A’Shawn Robinson - Alabama

The field for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the best interior lineman in college football on offense or defense, will be reduced to three players early next week. Those finalists will be announced the evening of Nov. 24 on ESPNU at 5 p.m. ET during The Home Depot College Football Awards Nomination Special. The winner of the 70th Outland Trophy will be revealed on Dec. 10 from 7-9 p.m. ET on ESPN on The Home Depot College Football Awards, for the first time live from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Outland Trophy Semifinalists:

Spencer Drango, OT, Baylor (6-6, 320, Sr., Cedar Park, Texas):
An Outland Trophy semifinalist in 2014, Drango has 44 career starts for the powerful Bears offense. He is also a William V. Campbell Trophy finalist (top academic player). The veteran Baylor offensive lineman has allowed just 11 sacks in nine games. He is in his fourth season as a starting left tackle for an offense that is currently on pace to break FBS records for scoring in a season and total yards gained per game. The Baylor offense is No. 1 in scoring and fifth in rushing this season in the FBS and Drango is the unquestioned leader on the line.

Joshua Garnett, OG, Stanford (6-5, 321, Sr., Puyallup, Wash.):
A veteran guard who has been a dominant run blocker for the Cardinal, which has scored 30 points in each of its past nine games. He has started 25 straight games for Stanford, which has rushed for at least 100 yards in 44 of its last 47 games. A team captain, Garnett is a great finisher of blocks and through eight games had 64 “pancakes.” He has helped Stanford win the time of possession battle in 15 of the last 16 games with consistent line play. Stanford is 16th in the FBS in rushing offense and 22nd in scoring.

Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama (6-5, 297, Sr., West Chester, Ohio):
A William V. Campbell Trophy (top academic player) semifinalist, Kelly is the leader of Alabama's offensive line, which paves the way for Heisman Trophy candidate running back Derrick Henry. Kelly, a third-year starter at center and captain, was named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week after Alabama's 30-16 victory over LSU in which the Tide gained 250 yards rushing. In that game, Kelly graded out at 92 percent. He also was one of the Alabama coaches' offensive players of the game against Wisconsin, Georgia, Tennessee and LSU.

A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama (6-4, 312, Jr., Fort Worth, Texas):
A talented defender on the Crimson Tide's line who has been one of the Alabama coaches' defensive players of the game five times this season. He set the tone in the Crimson Tide's 31-6 victory at Mississippi State last week with 2.5 sacks. He leads the team with eight quarterback hurries and has made a career-high 34 tackles this season, including seven tackles for 23 yards in losses. In addition, he has broken up two passes, recovered a fumble and blocked a kick.

Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana (6-7, 305, Sr., Elkhart, Ind.):
In his senior season for the Hoosiers, he has allowed just two sacks in 365 called pass plays. He has started in 44 of 45 career games and has 56 pancakes in 805 snaps this season. The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten in total offense, are second in passing offense, third in rushing offense and fourth in scoring offense.

Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame (6-5, 315, Sr., Las Vegas, Nev.):
Considered a top NFL prospect for a team that is 23rd in the nation in rushing offense and 30th in scoring. Stanley has started every game this season at left tackle and has started 36 straight games overall for the Fighting Irish, whose only loss this season came at now top-ranked Clemson, 24-22.

The Outland Trophy, which has been awarded annually by the FWAA since 1946, is named after the late John Outland, an All-America lineman at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1900s. The Outland Trophy is the third-oldest award in major college football behind the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award.

For the 19th consecutive year, the presentation banquet of the Outland Trophy will occur in Omaha. The official 2015 Outland Trophy presentation to the winner will be on Jan. 14, 2016, at a banquet sponsored by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee. At the same banquet, former Maryland defensive lineman Randy White will receive an Outland Trophy. He was the 1974 winner of the award, before trophies were handed out by the FWAA. The former Dallas Cowboys star is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

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.

Celebrating its 75th season, the Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization, consists of more than 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 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.

2015 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Finalists Announced

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2015 Bronko Nagurski Finalists announced
Winner announced Dec. 7 in Charlotte, N.C.

DALLAS (FWAA) – Five finalists for the 2015 Bronko Nagurski Trophy were announced on Thursday by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

Vying for the honor of National Defensive Player of the Year are, in alphabetical order: Duke safety Jeremy Cash, Clemson end Shaq Lawson, Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich, Penn State end Carl Nassib and Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland.

Photo - LB Reggie Ragland - Alabama

The winner will be announced Dec. 7 and presented the Bronko Nagurski Trophy at a gala banquet sponsored by ACN at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn will give the keynote address. This year's banquet marks the 21st anniversary of the event being held in Charlotte.

In addition, the FWAA and Charlotte Touchdown Club will hand out the Bronko Nagurski Legends Award presented by Florida East Coast Railway. This year's recipient is Ohio State linebacker Randy Gradishar, a member of the 1973 FWAA All-America team and a College Football Hall of Famer and former All-Pro for the Denver Broncos.

The award is named after the legendary Bronko Nagurski, who dominated college football at the University of Minnesota as a bruising fullback and defensive tackle from 1927-29. He could have been an All-American at any position and was the best player wherever the coaches put him.

Nagurski led Minnesota to the Big Ten title in 1927 and a three-year record of 18-4-2. He went on to lead the fabled Chicago Bears to three NFL titles. During one game at Wrigley Field, he once broke a defensive player's shoulder, knocked another out and ran into a brick wall and actually cracked it after a game-winning touchdown run.

The FWAA has named a National Defensive Player of the Year since the 1993 season. Of the five schools represented among the finalists, only Clemson has had a previous winner, Da'Quan Bowers in 2010. While Alabama and Penn State have had finalists for the award before, these are first-time Bronko Nagurski finalists for both Duke and Temple. Alabama has a finalist for a fifth straight year.

Five 2015 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Finalists - selected by the FWAA All-America Committee:
Jeremy Cash, S, Duke (6-2, 210, Sr., Miami, Fla.):
A second-team FWAA All-America selection last season, Cash has come back strong in 2015 and is tied for third in the Atlantic Coast Conference in tackles per game at 8.8. He also is the only defensive back in the Top 100 in FBS in tackles for loss per game and is second in the country behind Penn State end Carl Nassib with 17.5 (79 yards in losses). In addition, Cash has broken up three passes, recovered one fumble, registered eight quarterback hurries and forced three fumbles. His coach David Cutcliffe says: "I don't know if there is a better defensive player from a production standpoint in the country."

Shaq Lawson, E, Clemson (6-3, 270, Jr., Central, S.C.):
The big-play tackler for the nation's top-ranked team in the CFP poll, Lawson is one of the strongest players in college football and is a standout against the run. He has 16.5 tackles for loss, which is among the Top 10 in the country. He has also broken up a pass and made 12 quarterback hurries. In the victory over Notre Dame he had 3.5 tackles for loss when he was matched up against Notre Dame offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley, a clear victory for Lawson.

Tyler Matakevich, LB, Temple (6-1, 232, Sr., Stratford, Conn.):
The current career leader in tackles in the FBS is on target to record more than 100 total tackles in each of his four seasons at Temple. He is the first first-team defensive All-American in school history and is the only player in the FBS to lead his team (8-2 overall) in tackles every game this season. He leads all FBS linebackers with five interceptions (47 return yards) and he has 11.5 tackles for 56 yards in losses, including four sacks for 25 yards in losses.

Carl Nassib, E, Penn State (6-7, 272, Sr., West Chester, Pa.):
A former preferred walk-on at Penn State, Nassib has added weight and strength to become one of college football's best defenders. His coach James Franklin describes him as "big, long, explosive, athletic." Nassib leads the FBS in sacks (15.5), tackles for loss (19.5) and forced fumbles (6). He has recorded at least one sack in each game this season and has five multi-sack games in 2015. He is one forced fumble away from tying the school record.

Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama (6-2, 252, Sr., Madison, Ala.):
Very active off the field in community service, Ragland, a team captain, has a team-leading 82 tackles. He has 5.5 tackles for 20 yards in losses, five pass breakups, three quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles. He has led the team in tackles in six of the Crimson Tide's 10 games. Alabama's defense, after giving up 43 points in a loss to Ole Miss, has been stellar as opponents have averaged just 11.8 points a game in the last seven contests, all Alabama victories.

Celebrating its 75th year, the Football Writers Association of America, a non-profit organization, consists of more than 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 gameday operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.

The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is a member of the National College Football Awards Association. 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.

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 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.

Lombardi Award Semifinalists - Bosa, Calhoun & Nkemdiche Head Strong Group

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2015 Rotary Lombardi Award Semifinalists
Nine Defensive Players Dominate Final 12 Candidates

Six defensive ends, three offensive linemen, and three linebackers comprise the list of 12 semifinalists for the 46th Rotary Lombardi Award, held annually in Houston, Texas. This year’s Award ceremony will be held December 9, 2015, at Revention Music Center.

The Big Ten Conference leads the pack with five players, followed by the SEC with three, and the Big 12, SEC, and American with one each. There is also one semifinalist from Independent Notre Dame. The list also contains a 2014 finalist, Joey Bosa; and two 2014 semifinalists, Robert Nkemdiche and Shilique Calhoun.

Photo - DE Shilique Calhoun - Michigan St.

Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. All candidates also must be eligible to play college sports under the rules and regulations of the NCAA. In addition, we consider the values and characteristics that exemplify the Lombardi legacy, leadership, discipline, sportsmanship and excellence of performance. The voting panel is made up of all FBS Head Football Coaches, past Rotary Lombardi Award Finalists and selected college football writers.

The Rotary Lombardi Award 12 semifinalists excluded Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah was not one of them. There were six defensive ends included on the list and Ogbah was omitted. The reigning Big 12 Defensive Lineman of the Year, Ogbah is the most dominant performer on an Oklahoma State team that is 8-0 and 14th in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. He is a projected as top three defensive end prospect for the coming NFL Draft by Frank Coyle and his midseason favorite for Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Ogbah has played in eight games this season, and three times has been honored as Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week. Twice has he been named national defensive player of the week – once by the Lott IMPACT Trophy after OSU’s win at West Virginia and then by the Bednarik Award after the Cowboys’ victory at Texas Tech. He was nominated as a Bednarik semi finalist earlier this week.

“Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense or defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no farther than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. All candidates also must be eligible to play college sports under the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In addition, we consider the values and characteristics that exemplify the Lombardi legacy, leadership, discipline, sportsmanship and excellence of performance. The voting panel is made up of all FBS Head Football Coaches, past Rotary Lombardi Award Finalists and selected college football writers.”

12 Semifinalists are:
Bosa Joey - DE - Ohio State
Calhoun Shilique - DE - Michigan State
Decker Taylor - OT - Ohio State
Drango Spencer - OT - Baylor
Garrett Myles - DE - Texas A & M
Lawson Shaq - DE - Clemson
Matakevich Tyler - LB - Temple
Nassib Carl - DE - Penn State
Nkemdiche Robert - DE - Ole Miss
Ragland Reggie - LB - Alabama
Schobert Joe - LB - Wisconsin
Stanley Ronnie - OT - Notre Dame

2015 Maxwell and Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalists

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2015 Maxwell & Bednarik Award Semifinalists

Corey Coleman, Leonard Fournette & Trevone Boykin Head Maxwell Award List

Maxwell Football Club President, Ron Jaworski, announced the 2015 semifinalists for the 79th Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year and the 21st Chuck Bednarik Award for the Outstanding College Defensive Player of the Year. The respective lists include a field of 20 candidates for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards, as selected by the Maxwell Football Club National Selection Committee.

Photo - WR Corey Coleman - Baylor

A strong field of Maxwell Award semifinalists includes a representative from every Power Five conference. Quarterbacks Trevone Boykin (TCU) and Dak Prescott (Mississippi State) are repeat semifinalists from 2014 and Prescott was a Maxwell Award finalist last season.

On the defensive side of the ball, the field of contenders is comprised of fresh faces, 16 of whom are making their debuts as Bednarik Award semifinalists. Defensive ends Joey Bosa (Ohio State) and Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State) join cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida) and linebacker Jaylon Smith (Notre Dame) as repeat semifinalists from a season ago.

Last season, the Maxwell Award went to Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, while the Bednarik Award was earned by linebacker Scooby Wright of Arizona. This was the first time an Oregon player took home the Maxwell Award, and the first time that Arizona captured the Bednarik Award. Mariota is now the starting quarterback for the Tennessee Titans and Wright is a junior at Arizona who is sidelined this fall with a knee injury.

The winners of the 79th Maxwell Award and the 21st Chuck Bednarik Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show which will be broadcast on ESPN on December 10, 2015 from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Three finalists for each award will be announced on November 24, 2015 and a second round of voting will take place at that time.

The formal presentation of these awards will be made at the Maxwell Football Club's 79th Awards Gala on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Semifinalist voting for both of the collegiate awards presented by the Maxwell Football Club will begin on Thursday, November 5th and close on Sunday November 22nd. Eligible voters include Maxwell Football Club members, NCAA Head Football Coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected national media. All Semifinalists are listed in alphabetical order with the player's school, position and class designated.

2015 Maxwell Award Semifinalists:
Name / Position / School /Year

Devontae Booker - RB - Utah - Senior
Trevone Boykin - QB - TCU - Senior
Corey Coleman - WR - Baylor - Senior
Connor Cook - QB - Michigan State - Senior
Dalvin Cook - RB - Florida State - Sophomore
Josh Doctson - WR - TCU - Senior
Brandon Doughty - QB - Western Kentucky - Senior
Ezekiel Elliott - RB - Ohio State - Junior
Leonard Fournette - RB - LSU - Sophomore
Royce Freeman - RB - Oregon - Sophomore
Derrick Henry - RB - Alabama - Junior
Cody Kessler - QB - USC - Senior
Paxton Lynch - QB - Memphis - Junior
Baker Mayfield - QB - Oklahoma - Sophomore
Christian McCaffrey - RB - Stanford - Sophomore
Dak Prescott - QB - Mississippi State - Senior
C.J. Prosise - RB - Notre Dame - Senior
Keenan Reynolds - QB - Navy - Senior
Greg Ward Jr. - QB - Houston - Junior
Deshaun Watson - QB - Clemson - Sophomore

2015 Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalists:
Name /Position /School /Year

Kendell Beckwith - LB - LSU - Junior
Andrew Billings - NT - Baylor - Junior
Joey Bosa - DE - Ohio State - Junior
Jonathan Bullard - DE - Florida - Senior
Shilique Calhoun - DE - Michigan State - Senior
Jeremy Cash - S - Duke - Senior
Su'a Cravens - LB - USC - Junior
Myles Garrett - DE - Texas A&M - Sophomore
Vernon Hargreaves III - CB - Florida - Junior
Shaq Lawson - DE - Clemson - Junior
Jourdan Lewis - CB - Michigan - Junior
Tyler Matakevich - LB - Temple - Senior
Carl Nassib - DE - Penn State - Senior
Robert Nkemdiche - DT - Ole Miss - Junior
Emmanuel Ogbah - DE - Oklahoma State - Junior
Reggie Ragland - LB - Alabama - Senior
Jalen Ramsey - CB - Florida State - Junior
A'Shawn Robinson - DL - Alabama - Junior
Joe Schobert - LB - Wisconsin - Senior
Jaylon Smith - LB - Notre Dame - Junior

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 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.

2015 Midseason College All-America First Team

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Draft Insiders’ – Frank Coyle
2015 Midseason All-America First Team

Players of the Year
Offense - RB Leonard Fournette - LSU
Defense – DE Myles Garrett - Texas A&M

Photo – RB Leonard Fournette - LSU

* Underclassmen

Offense
Pos / Player / Height / Weight / Class / School

QB Trevone Boykin - 6-2 205 - Senior - TCU
RB *Leonard Fournette - 6-1 230 - Soph. - LSU
RB *Dalvin Cook - 5-11 202 - Soph. - Florida State
WR *Corey Coleman - 5-11 190 - Junior - Baylor
WR Josh Doctson - 6-3 195 - Senior - TCU
WR * Will Fuller - 6-1 195 - Junior - Notre Dame
TE Tyler Higbee - 6-5 245 - Senior - Western Kentucky
OL Spencer Drango - 6-6 310 - Senior - Baylor
OL Ronnie Stanley - 6-5 310 - Senior - Notre Dame
OL Vadal Alexander - 6-6 325 - Senior - LSU
OL Joshua Garnett - 6-5 325 - Senior - Stanford
C Nick Martin - 6-4 300 - Senior - Notre Dame

Defense
Pos / Player / Height / Weight / Class / School

DE * Myles Garrett - 6-5 262 - Soph - Texas A&M
DE Carl Nassib - 6-7 275 - Senior - Penn State
DT * Robert Nkemdiche - 6-4 295 - Junior - Ole Miss
DT Adolphus Washington - 6-4 290 - Senior - Ohio State
LB Tyler Matakevich, Temple - 6-1 235 - Senior - Temple
LB * Jaylon Smith - 6-3 235 - Junior - Notre Dame
LB * Joe Schobert - 6-2 236 - Junior - Wisconsin
CB * Vernon Hargreaves III- 5-11 199 - Junior - Florida
CB * Desmond King - 5-11 200 - Junior - Iowa
S Jeremy Cash - 6-2 210 - Senior - Duke
S * Karl Joseph - 5-11 197 - Junior - West Virginia

Special Teams
Pos / Player / Height / Weight / Class /School

P Tom Hackett - 5-11 195 - Senior - Utah
K Ross Martin - 5-10 185 - Senior - Duke
KR * Evan Berry - 5-11 207 - Soph - Tennessee
PR * William Likely - 5-7 175 - Junior - Maryland
AP * Christian Kirk - 5-11 200 – Fresh - Texas A&M

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 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.

2015 National College Football Awards Calendar

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2015 National College Football Awards Calendar
Award....Watch List/ Semifinalists/ Finalists/ Winner/ Banquet/ Presentation

Photo - LB Myles Jack - UCLA

Bednarik Award.........July 7/Nov. 2 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - March 11, 2016 (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Biletnikoff Award.....July 15/Nov. 16/Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - Jan. 30, 2016 (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Bronko Nagurski Trophy.......July 10- Nov. 19/Dec. 7 - Dec. 7 (Charlotte, N.C.)
Broyles Award................. Nov. 25/Nov. 30/Dec. 8 - Dec. 8 (Little Rock, Ark.)
Butkus Award............July 14 /Nov. 2 /Nov. 23/Dec. 8 - Dec. 8 (Winner’s Campus)
Davey O’Brien Award......July 16/Nov. 2 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - Feb. 15, 2016 (Fort Worth, Texas)
Disney Spirit Award....Dec. 10 -Dec. 10 (Atlanta, Ga.)
Doak Walker Award.......July 16 /Nov. 18/Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - March 2016 (Dallas, Tx)
Eddie Robinson Award............... Dec. 7/ Dec. 14 - Jan. 9, 2016 (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
George Munger Award................ Nov. 15 /Dec. 8 /Dec. 21 - March 11, 2016 (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Heisman Trophy......................... Dec. 7/ Dec. 12 - Dec. 12 (New York, N.Y.)
Jim Thorpe Award......................July 13 / Oct. 26 / Nov. 24 / Dec. 10 - Feb. 2, 2016 (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
John Mackey Award...................July 8/ Nov. 16 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 9 - April 2016 (Baltimore, Md.)
Lou Groza Award........................July 9/ Nov. 5 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - Dec. 7 (Palm Beach, Fla.)
Maxwell Award...........................July 7 /Nov. 2 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - March 11, 2016 (Atlantic City, N.J.)
Outland Trophy..........................July 10 /Nov. 19 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - Jan. 14, 2-16 (Omaha, Neb.)
Ray Guy Award...........................July 9/ Nov. 13 /Nov. 24 /Dec. 10 - January 2016 (Augusta, Ga.)
Rimington Trophy......................July 8 /Dec. 7 /Dec. 10 - Jan. 16, 2016 (Omaha, Neb.)
Rotary Lombardi Award.............July 14 /Nov. 5 /Nov. 19 /Dec. 9 - Dec. 9 (Houston, Texas)
Walter Camp Award...................July 17 /Nov. 18 /Dec. 2 /Dec. 10 - Jan. 2016 (New Haven, Conn.)
William V. Campbell Trophy......July 17 /Sept. 24 /Oct. 29 /Dec. 8 - Dec. 8 (New York, N.Y.)

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 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.

Draft Insiders’ All- American Team 2015

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Draft Insiders’ All- American Team 2015
Frank Coyle / Publisher

Photo – QB Cody Kessler - USC

Offense
Pos /Player / Height /Weight /Class/ School

QB Cody Kessler 6-5 215 Senior USC
RB Nick Chubb 5-10 220 Soph. Georgia
RB Ezekiel Elliott 6-0 225 Junior Ohio State
WR Tyler Boyd 6-2 200 Junior Pitt
WR Laquon Treadwell 6-2 210 Junior Ole Miss
TE Evan Engram 6-3 227 Junior Ole Miss
OT Ronnie Stanley 6-5 315 Senior Notre Dame
OT Laremy Tunsil 6-5 305 Junior Ole Miss
OG Pat Elflein 6-3 300 Junior Ohio State
OG Landon Turner 6-4 315 Senior North Carolina
C Jack Allen 6-2 296 Senior Michigan State

Defense
Pos/ Player/ Height/ Weight/ Class/ School

DE Joey Bosa 6-6 275 Junior Ohio State
DE Shawn Oakman 6-9 280 Senior Baylor
DT Robert Nkemdiche 6-4 296 Junior Ole Miss
DT A'Shawn Robinson 6-4 312 Junior Alabama
LB Scooby Wright III 6-1 246 Junior Arizona
LB Jaylon Smith 6-3 235 Junior Notre Dame
LB Myles Jack 6-1 246 Junior UCLA
CB Vernon Hargreaves III 5-11 199 Junior Florida
CB Kendall Fuller 6-0 196 Junior Virginia Tech
S Vonn Bell 5-11 205 Junior Ohio State
S Jeremy Cash 6-2 205 Senior Duke

Special Teams
Pos Player Height Weight Class School

K Roberto Aguayo 6-1 204 Junior Florida State
P Tom Hackett 5-11 195 Senior Utah
KR Alex Ross 6-1 220 Junior Oklahoma
PR De'Mornay Pierson-El 5-9 185 Soph. Nebraska
AP Adoree' Jackson 5-11 185 Soph. USC

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 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.

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