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State Of Utah’s 2023 College Football Award Watch List Tracker

Jul 31, 2023, 11:27 AM | Updated: Aug 15, 2023, 4:40 pm

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Tracking the state of Utah players that are named to college football award watch lists for the 2023 season. (Photos courtesy of the Deseret News)

(Photos courtesy of the Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITYย – The 2023 college football season is almost here. You get a sense of how close the season is when college football award watch lists begin rolling out.

Players on teams in the state of Utah are making their presence felt on these watch lists. Here’s a helpful tracker to keep tabs on which players are being nominated for which awards entering the 2023 season.

The awards for college football are now called the NCFAA (National College Football Awards). It’s the first season these college football awards have fell under the NCFAA title.

Maxwell Award

The Maxwell Award is presented to the college football player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.

BYU

  • QB Kedon Slovis, Sr.
  • RB Aidan Robbins, Jr.

BYU is one of 17 programs that produced two players on the preseason Maxwell Award watch list.

Utah

  • QB Cam Rising, Sr.

More on senior quarterback Cam Rising being named to the Maxwell Award list.

Past winners from the state of Utah: Ty Detmer (BYU, 1990).

Patrick Mannelly Award

The Mannelly Award is presented to the top Long Snapper in the country.

BYU

  • Austin Riggs, Jr.

Outland Trophy

The Outland Trophy is given to the nation’s most outstanding interior lineman by the Football Writers Association of America.

BYU

  • OT Kingsley Suamataia, Soph.

Utah

  • G Keaton Bills, Sr.
  • DT Junior Tafuna, Jr.
  • OT Sataoa Laumea, Jr.

Past winners from the state of Utah: Merlin Olsen (Utah State, 1961); Jason Buck (BYU, 1986); Mohammed Elewonibi (BYU, 1989).

Bronko Nagurski Trophy

The Nagurski Trophy is presented to the nation’s most outstanding defensive player by the Charlotte Touchdown Club.

Utah

  • S Cole Bishop, Jr.
  • DT Junior Tafuna, Jr.

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Ray Guy Award

Given to the college punter of the year by the Augusta (Georgia) Sports Council.

BYU

  • Ryan Rehkow, Jr.

Utah State

  • Stephen Kotsanlee, Sr.

Past winners from the state of Utah: Tom Hackett (Utah, 2014 & 2015).

Paul Hornung Award

The Paul Hornung Award goes to the most versatile player in college football by the Louisville Sports Commission.

Utah

  • TE Brant Kuithe, Sr.

Utah State

  • WR Terrell Vaughn, Sr.

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Wuerffel Trophy

Named after former Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel, the Wuerffel Trophy is given to the player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

BYU

  • DE/Edge Tyler Batty, Jr.

Utah State

  • LS Jacob Garcia, Jr.

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Mackey Award

The Mackey Award is presented to the nation’s most outstanding tight end by the Friends of John Mackey.

BYU

  • Isaac Rex, Jr.

Utah

    • TE Brant Kuithe, Sr.
    • TE Thomas Yassmin, Sr.

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Rimington Trophy

The Rimington Trophy goes to the nation’s premier center by the Boomer Esiason Foundation.

BYU

  • Connor Pay, Jr.

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Biletnikoff Award

Presented to the nation’s top college receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation.

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Davey O’Brien Award

The Davey O’Brien is given to the nation’s best quarterback by the Davey O’Brien Foundation.

Utah

Past winners from the state of Utah:ย Jim McMahon (BYU, 1981); Steve Young (BYU, 1983); Ty Detmer (BYU, 1990 & 1991).

Doak Walker Award

Presented to the nation’s premier running back by the SMU Athletic Forum.

Past winners from the state of Utah:ย Luke Staley (BYU, 2001)

Butkus Award

The Butkus Award is given to the nation’s best linebacker by the Butkus Foundation.

Utah

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Jim Thorpe Award

Presented to the nation’s best defensive back by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame and Paycom.

Utah

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Walter Camp Award

The Walter Camp Award is given to the nation’s most outstanding player by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Bednarik Award

Presented to the college defensive player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.

Utah

Past winners from the state of Utah: None

Manning Award

The Manning Award is presented by the Allstate Sugar Bowl and is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates’ bowl performances in its balloting.

Utah

Lombardi Award

The Lombardi Award goes annually to the college football offensive or defensive lineman who exemplifies the character and discipline of NFL Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi.

Utah

 

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State Of Utah’s 2023 College Football Award Watch List Tracker