College football awards 2023: Full list of finalists, winners for Heisman, Walker, Biletnikoff and more

The 2023 college football season is nearing its end as the bowl games and playoffs follow the regular-season slate.

But there’s still more to do before it all wraps up as awards are presented to the nation’s best coaches and players across college football for their performances.

The most important of those is obviously the much-anticipated Heisman Trophy announcement in what has been an especially competitive season for that honor,  as well as the Biletnikoff (top receiver), Doak Walker (top running back) and more.

MORE: The case for and against each 2023 Heisman Trophy finalist

The Sporting News is tracking all awards this season, with our own included, highlighting all finalists, categories and more.

College football awards winners 2023

Awards and finalists listed alphabetically

Award Category Winner
Associated Press Player of the Year Top player QB Jayden Daniels, LSU
Biletnikoff Award Top receiver TBA
Bronko Nagurski Trophy Defensive player of the year (judged by FWAA) S Xavier Watts, Notre Dame
Broyles Award Top assistant coach DC Phil Parker, Iowa
Burlsworth Trophy Top former walk-on RB Cody Schrader, Missouri
Butkus Award Top linebacker TBA
Chuck Bednarik Award Defensive player of the year (judged by Maxwell Club) TBA
Davey O’Brien Award Top quarterback TBA
Doak Walker Award Top running back TBA
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award Top NCAA Division I coach (judged by FWAA) TBA
George Munger Award Top NCAA Division I coach (judged by Maxwell Club) TBA
Heisman Trophy Most outstanding player TBA
Jim Thorpe Award Top defensive back TBA
Joe Moore Award Top offensive line TBA
John Mackey Award Top tight end TBA
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top upperclassman quarterback QB Jayden Daniels, LSU
Lombardi Award Outstanding college football lineman TBA
Lott IMPACT Trophy Defensive IMPACT player of the year TBA
Lou Groza Award Top placekicker TBA
Maxwell Award College player of the year TBA
Outland Trophy Top interior lineman TBA
Paul Hornung Award Most versatile player CB/WR Travis Hunter, Colorado
Ray Guy Award Top punter TBA
Rimington Trophy Top center TBA
Shaun Alexander Award Freshman of the year (judged by Maxwell Club) TBA
Sporting News Coach of the Year College coach of the year TBA
Sporting News Player of the Year College player of the year TBA
Ted Hendricks Award Top defensive end TBA
Walter Camp Award College player of the year TBA
William V. Campbell Trophy Academic Heisman QB Bo Nix, Oregon
Wuerffel Trophy Community service award TBA

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College football awards finalists 2023

Associated Press Player of the Year

Winner: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Biletnikoff Award

Finalists

  • Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State
  • Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
  • Rome Odunze, WR, Washington

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

Winner: Xavier Watts, S, Notre Dame

Broyles Award

Winner: Phil Parker, DC, Iowa

Burlsworth Trophy

Winner: RB Cody Schrader, Missouri

Butkus Award

Finalists

  • Ty’Ron Hopper, Missouri
  • Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson
  • Edefuan Ulofoshio, Washington
  • Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State
  • Payton Wilson, NC State

Chuck Bednarik Award

Finalists

  • Payton Wilson, LB, NC State
  • Dallas Turner, LB, Alabama
  • Laiatu Latu, DL, UCLA

Davey O’Brien Award

Finalists

  • Bo Nix, Oregon
  • Jayden Daniels, LSU
  • Michael Penix Jr., Washington

Doak Walker Award

Finalists

  • Ollie Gordon II, Oklahoma State
  • Omarion Hampton, North Carolina
  • Cody Schrader, Missouri

Eddie Robinson Award

Finalists

  • David Braun, Northwestern
  • Jamey Chadwell, Liberty
  • Kalen DeBoer, Washington
  • Eliah Drinkwitz, Missouri
  • Jedd Fish, Arizona
  • Rhett Lashlee, SMU
  • Chuck Martin, Miami (Ohio)
  • Mike Norvell, Florida State
  • Barry Odom, UNLV
  • Nick Saban, Alabama
  • Steve Sarkisian, Texas
  • Jon Sumrall, Troy

George Munger Award

Finalists: TBA

Heisman Trophy

Finalists

  • Jayden Daniels, LSU
  • Bo Nix, Oregon
  • Michael Penix Jr., Washington
  • Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

Jim Thorpe Award

Finalists

  • Cooper DeJean, Iowa
  • Malaki Starks, Georgia
  • Trey Taylor, Air Force

Joe Moore Award

Finalists

  • Georgia
  • LSU
  • Oregon
  • Washington

John Mackey Award

Finalists

  • Brock Bowers, Georgia
  • Dallin Holker, Colorado State
  • Cade Stover, Ohio State

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

Winner: Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU

Lombardi Award

Finalists

  • Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
  • Brock Bowers, TE, Georgia
  • Jonah Elliss, DE, Utah
  • Laiatu Latu, DE, UCLA

Lott IMPACT Trophy

Finalists

  • Junior Colson, LB, Michigan
  • Jonah Elliss, DE, Utah
  • Laiatu Latu, DE, UCLA
  • Dallas Turner, LB, Alabama

Lou Groza Award

Finalists

  • Graham Nicholson, Miami (Ohio)
  • Will Reichard, Alabama
  • Jose Pizano, UNLV

Maxwell Award

Finalists

  • Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
  • Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
  • Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

Outland Trophy

Finalists

  • Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame 
  • Cooper Beebe, OG, Kansas State 
  • T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas

Paul Hornung Award

Winner: Travis Hunter, CB/WR, Colorado

Ray Guy Award

Finalists

  • Matt Hayball, Vanderbilt
  • Alex Mastromanno, Florida State
  • Tory Taylor, Iowa

Rimington Trophy

Finalists

  • Drake Nugent, Michigan
  • Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon
  • Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia

Shaun Alexander Award

Finalists

  • Caleb Downs, DB, Alabama
  • Noah Fifita, QB, Arizona
  • Rueben Bain, DE, Miami
  • Kevin Concepcion, WR, NC State
  • Dillon Thieneman, DB, Purdue

Sporting News Coach of the Year

Winner: TBA

Sporting News Player of the Year

Winner: TBA

Ted Hendricks Award

Finalists

  • Jonah Elliss Utah
  • Jalen Green, James Madison
  • Laiatu Latu, UCLA

Walter Camp Award

Finalists

  • Bo Nix, QB, Oregon
  • Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
  • Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington

William V. Campbell Trophy

Winner: Bo Nix, QB, Oregon

Wuerffel Trophy

Finalists

  • JD Bertrand, LB, Notre Dame
  • Blake Corum, RB, Michigan
  • Ladd McConkey, WR, Georgia

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