Texas’ Colt McCoy:
1) The Davey O’Brien Award at the annual college football awards at Disney World, given to the nation’s best quarterback.
2) The Walter Camp Football Foundation’s player of the year award for the second consecutive season.
3) the Maxwell Award honoring the nation’s best all-round player.
Nebraska’s Ndamukong Suh:
1) The Chuck Bednarik Award as the nation’s best defensive player.
2) The Outland Trophy for the best interior lineman.
3) The Lombardi Award as the nation’s top lineman.
4) The Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation’s top defensive player.
Cincinnati’s Brian Kelly:
1) The Coach of the Year award on the same day he told his team he was leaving for Notre Dame.
Stanford’s Toby Gerhart:
1) The Doak Walker Award for the nation’s best running back.
Tennessee’s Eric Berry:
1) The Jim Thorpe Award honoring the best defensive back.
Notre Dame’s Golden Tate:
1) The Biletnikoff Award as the best receiver.
UCLA’s Kai Forbath:
1) The Lou Groza Award for the best kicker.
Georgia’s Drew Butler:
1) The Ray Guy Award honoring the nation’s best punter.
Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich:
1) The Disney Spirit Award given to college football’s most inspirational figure (he overcame a rare form of bone cancer and is expected to return next season.)
As you can see, Texas Tech played against two awards winners who won an accumulated 7 awards. The only reason they could not win the other awards was because they did not play a position to win them or qualify for them in any other way. For those that forgot (I know you haven’t), Tech won one and lost one of those games. All-in-all, a very good year for our Red Raiders, considering they went up against such reverent company…………
The one award left is the Heisman, to be given away to, probably, Colt McCoy today in New York. That will make 8 total awards, 4 each by Suh and McCoy.
I for one want one award for my Texas Tech Red Raiders: the Alamo Bowl Winner’s Trophy, to be presented late on Saturday, January 2, 2010.
GO TECH! WRECK ’EM, RED RAIDERS!