College Football Awards: Cam Newton Takes Home Three Awards, Including Maxwell And Walter Camp

While the Heisman Trophy won't be taken home by Cam Newton until Saturday night, the college football awards season is already well under way, with its penultimate showcase evening taking place Thursday night, in the form of The Home Depot College Football Awards Show at Disney World.

It's a chance for the country's best college football players to earn recognition for their season's accomplishments, stroll a red carpet (really) and then watch Cam "Cameron" Newton leave with a suitcase full of trophies. 

The night began with the Walter Camp Award, given to the best player in college football by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and announced during the 6 p.m. Sportscenter before the ceremony, which in a mild upset went to Newton. The Auburn quarterback's trophy collection grew when he also picked up the Davey O'Brien Award (the country's best QB) and the Maxwell Award (the nation's best player). 

Here's a complete rundown of who won what Thursday night in Florida:

Walter Camp Award
Awarded to: The best player in college football
Awarded by: The Walter Camp Football Foundation
2010 winner: Cam Newton, Auburn

Davey O'Brien Award
Awarded to: The best quarterback in college football
Awarded by: The Davey O'Brien Foundation
2010 winner: Cam Newton, Auburn

John Mackey Award
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" tight end in college football
Awarded by: The Nassau County Sports Commission
2010 winner: D.J. Williams, Arkansas

Fred Biletnikoff Award
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" wide receiver in college football
Awarded by: The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation
2010 winner: Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State

Doak Walker Award
Awarded to: The best running back in college football
Awarded by: The Doak Walker Award Selection Committee
2010 winner: LaMichael James, Oregon

Jim Thorpe Award
Awarded to: The best defensive back in college football
Awarded by: The Jim Thorpe Association
2010 winner: Patrick Peterson, LSU

Ray Guy Award
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" punter in college football
Awarded by: The Greater Augusta Sports Council
2010 winner: Chas Henry, Florida

Rimington Trophy
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" center in college football
Awarded by: The Rimington Trophy Committee
2010 winner: Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU

William V. Campbell Trophy
Awarded to: The college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance
Awarded by: HealthSouth Corporation
2010 winner: Sam Acho, Texas

Lou Groza Award
Awarded to: The best placekicker in college football
Awarded by: The Palm Beach County Sports Commission
2010 winner: Dan Bailey, Oklahoma State

Chuck Bednarik Award
Awarded to: The best defensive player in college football
Awarded by: The Maxwell Football Club
2010 winner: Patrick Peterson, LSU

Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" senior quarterback in college football
Awarded by: The Golden Arm Foundation
2010 winner: Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin

Outland Trophy
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" interior lineman in college football
Awarded by: The Football Writers Association of America
2010 winner: Gabe Carimi, Wisconsin

Maxwell Award

Awarded to: The best player in college football
Awarded by: The Maxwell Football Club
2010 winner: Cam "Cameron" Newton, Auburn

 

Still to be awarded:

The Heisman Trophy
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" player in college football
Awarded by: The Heisman Trust
2009 winner: Mark Ingram, Alaba    

Walter Payton Award
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" offensive player in FCS college football (Jan. 6) 
Awarded by: The Sports Network
2009 winner: Armanti Edwards, Appalachian State

Buck Buchanan Award
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" defensive player in FCS college football
Awarded by: The Sports Network
2009 winner: Arthur Moats, James Madison University

Harlon Hill Trophy
Awarded to: the "most valuable" player in Division II college football
Awarded by: The National Harlon Hill Awards Committee, sports information directors
2009 winner: Joique Bell, Wayne State

Gagliardi Trophy
Awarded to: the "most outstanding" player in Division III college football
Awarded by: The Salem Rotary Club
2009 winner: Blaine Westemeyer, Augustana

 

Previously awarded: 

Vince Lombardi/Rotary Award
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" lineman in college football
Awarded by: The Rotary Club in Houston
2010 winner: Nick Fairley, Auburn

Dick Butkus Award
Awarded to: The "most outstanding" linebacker in college football
Awarded by: The Butkus Foundation
2010 winner: Von Miller, Texas A&M

Home Depot Award
Awarded to: The best head coach in college football
Awarded by: ABC and ESPN college football analysts
2010 winner: Gene Chizik, Auburn

Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Awarded to: The best defensive player in college football
Awarded by: The Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America
2010 winner: Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson

Ted Hendricks Award
Awarded to: the best defensive end in college football
Awarded by: The Ted Hendricks Foundation
2010 winner: Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson

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