BCS National Championship 2012: LSU, Alabama Clean Up In Postseason Awards

The LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, who will play for the National Championship this season, fittingly captured a majority of the hardware given out at Disney World on Thursday during college football's awards ceremony.

For LSU, junior cornerback Morris Claiborne was named the winner of the Jim Thorpe Award, given each year to the nation's top defensive back, while sophomore cornerback Tyrann Mathieu nabbed the Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation's top defensive player.

The Tigers' Les Miles was also honored with the Home Depot Coach of the Year Award, while defensive coordinator John Chavis was the recipient of the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach.

As for Alabama, junior running back Trent Richardson captured the Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation's top running back, while his top blocker, left tackle Barrett Jones, won the Outland Trophy as the top interior lineman.

For more on each bowl game pairing, check out  SB Nation's college football bowl game. For more on this game, visit Alabama blog Roll Bama RollLSU blog And The Valley ShookSEC blog Team Speed Kills as well as SB Nation's college football news hub.

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