College football awards finalists 2012: Johnny Manziel, Manti Te'o up for multiple

Ronald Martinez

It's college football awards season time. Finalists for 10 of the big awards have now been released, with Johnny Manziel, Manti Te'o and Collin Klein appearing on multiple lists. Heisman finalists will be announced later.

The finalists for most of the major, non-Heisman awards:

Chuck Bednarik Award
College Defensive Player of the Year

Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina)
Jarvis Jones (Georgia)
Manti Te'o (Notre Dame)

John Mackey Award
Tight End of the Year

Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame)
Zach Ertz (Stanford)
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (Washington)

Biletnikoff Award
Nation's Outstanding Receiver

Stedman Bailey (West Virginia)
Marqise Lee (USC)
Terrance Williams (Baylor)

Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award
Nation's Outstanding Placekicker

Dustin Hopkins (FSU)
Cairo Santos (Tulane)
Caleb Sturgis (Florida)

Ray Guy Award
Nation's Outstanding Punter

Ryan Allen (La Tech)*
Kyle Christy (Florida)
Scott Kovanda (Ball State)

Maxwell Award
College Player of the Year

Collin Klein (Kansas State)
Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
Manti Te'o (Notre Dame)

Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award
Nation's Best Quarterback

Collin Klein (Kansas State)
Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M)
Braxton Miller (Ohio State)

Outland Trophy
Nation's Outstanding Interior Lineman

Jonathan Cooper (UNC)
Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M)
Barrett Jones (Alabama)*

Jim Thorpe Award
Nation's Outstanding Defensive Back

Johnthan Banks (Mississippi State)
Dee Milliner (Alabama)
Phillip Thomas (Fresno State)

Doak Walker Award
Nation's Outstanding Running Back

Montee Ball (Wisconsin)
Kenjon Barner (Oregon)
Johnathan Franklin (UCLA)

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