2017 College Football Awards finalists | NCAA Football

Saquon Barkley, Bryce Love and Baker Mayfield highlight a list of 27 nominees for nine prestigious college football awards announced Monday by ESPN.

Barkley, the explosive Penn State running back, along with Oklahoma quarterback Mayfield and Stanford running back Bryce Love, are the three finalists for the Maxwell Award given annually to the player of the year.

That award and eight other National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA) honors will be presented at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will air from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Other finalists for the prestigious honors include N.C. State’s Bradley Chubb, Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick and Georgia’s Roquan Smith, finalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the College Defensive Player of the Year. Mayfield, Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph are the three finalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.

Chuck Bednarik Award

College Defensive Player of the Year

— Bradley Chubb, NC State (Sr.)

— Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (Jr.)

— Roquan Smith, Georgia (Jr.)

Biletnikoff Award

Outstanding Receiver

— Michael Gallup, Colorado State (Sr.)

— David Sills V, West Virginia (Jr.)

— James Washington, Oklahoma State (Sr.)

Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award

Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker

— Daniel Carlson, Auburn (Sr.)

— Domink Eberle, Utah State (So.)

— Matt Gay, Utah (Jr.)

Ray Guy Award

College Punter of the Year

— Michael Dickson, Texas (Jr.)

— JK Scott, Alabama (Sr.)

— Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah (Jr.)

Maxwell Award

College Player of the Year

— Saquon Barkley, Penn State (Jr.)

— Bryce Love, Stanford (Jr.)

— Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (Sr.)

Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award

Nation’s Best Quarterback

— J.T. Barrett, Ohio State (Sr.)

— Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma (Sr.)

— Mason Rudolph, Oklahoma State  (Sr.)

Outland Trophy

Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman

— Orlando Brown, Oklahoma (Jr.)

— Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame (Sr.)

— Ed Oliver, Houston (So.)

Jim Thorpe Award

Nation’s Best Defensive Back

— DeShon Elliott, Texas (Jr.)

— Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama (Jr.)

— Josh Jackson, Iowa (Jr.)

Doak Walker Award

Nation’s Premier Running Back

— Saquon Barkley, Penn State (Jr.)

— Bryce Love, Stanford (Jr.)

— Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin (Fr.)

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