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  • December 11, 2017 10:32 AM GMT

    ATLANTA -- We have to wait until Saturday to find out who will take home college footballs most beloved prize, the Heisman Trophy, but Thursday serves as a pretty scrumptious appetizer.Some of the nations best players have joined together at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta for this years Home Depot College Football Awards (7 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN App).Heres a look at all the hardware that will be handed out and who the finalists are for each award:Chuck Bednarik Award (defensive player of the year)Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama, Sr.: Alabamas flying lineman already won the Nagurski Trophy as the nations best defender after recording 13 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 15 quarterback hurries, and leading all defensive linemen with two defensive touchdowns.Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M, Jr.: Possibly the top pick in Aprils NFL draft, Garrett battled through injuries to finish with 8.5 sacks and 15 TFLs. Garrett has 32.5 career sacks, which ranks sixth in SEC history.Jabrill Peppers, LB, Michigan, Jr.: The do-everything linebacker played 15 positions in all three phases of the game for the Wolverines, recording three offensive touchdowns and a punt return for a touchdown. Defensively, he leads the team with 16 TFLs, and has 4 sacks, 1 interception and 72 tackles.Who should win: AllenWho will win: PeppersBiletnikoff Award (nations most outstanding receiver)Austin Carr, Northwestern, Jr.: Leads the Big Ten in yards with 1,196 (only player in the conference to eclipse 1,000-yard mark) and touchdowns with 12 (two more than any other player in the conference). A Big Ten-leading 59 of his 84 receptions resulted in a first down.Zay Jones, East Carolina, Sr.: Leads the FBS in targets with 218 (52 more than any other player) and yards with 1,746 (160 more than any other player). An FBS-leading 89 of his 158 receptions resulted in a first down, most in a single season in the FBS since 2004.Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma, RSr.: He was second in the Power 5 with 1,465 receiving yards off 74 catches. Westbrook had 16 touchdowns, averaged 19.8 yards per catch and 67.6 percent of his receptions went for first downs or touchdowns.Who should win: WestbrookWho will win: WestbrookLou Groza Award (nations most outstanding kicker)Daniel Carlson, Auburn, Jr.: He has made 140 consecutive PATs (longest streak in Auburn history), leads Power 5 place-kickers with 26 made field goals (86.7 percent) this season, including tying an SEC record with a 6-for-6 performance as he accounted for all Tiger scoring in 18-13 victory vs. LSU. Has made four 50-plus-yard field goals this season (second among Power 5 place-kickers).Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State, Sr.: He is the NCAA record holder for field goals in a career (96) and had a school-record streak of 17 consecutive field goals made this season. Gonzalez leads the FBS in 40-plus-yard yard field goals (13) and 50-plus-yard field goals (seven). Has connected on 92 percent of his kicks (23-of-25).Younghoe Koo, Georgia Southern, Sr.: Tied the school record for field goals in a single season (19) and is second in the FBS in field goal percentage (minimum of 15 attempts) at 95 percent (19-of-20).Who should win: GonzalezWho will win: GonzalezRay Guy Award (nations most outstanding punter)Michael Dickson, Texas, So.: Leads the Big 12 in punting average (47.4) and has 14 punts inside opponents 10-yard line, second-most among Power 5 punters. Twenty-eight of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line and 25 went 50-plus yards.Cameron Johnston, Ohio State, GS: Has had 23 punts inside the opponents 20-yard line, tied for fourth in the Big Ten. He recorded longest punt of the year in the Big Ten (70 yards vs. Wisconsin). Hes averaging 46.2 yards per punt, 23 punts were downed inside the 20 and 16 of his kicks have gone 50-plus yards.Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah, So: He leads the Pac-12 and is second nationally in punting average (48.0). Thirty-seven of his punts have been downed inside the 20 (four more than any other Power 5 punter) and 19 punts have been downed inside the 10 (five more than any other Power 5 punter).Who should win: WishnowskyWho will win: WishnowskyMaxwell Award (college player of the year)Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville, So.: Just the second player in FBS history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,500 yards in same season and accounted for the ACC single-season record with 51 total touchdowns this season. Jackson is second nationally in total offense (4,928) and plays of 20-plus yards (76). He had at least 400 total yards in eight games this season.Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma, RJr.: The two-time Heisman Trophy finalist has led Oklahoma to 21-4 record as the starting quarterback over past two seasons. He leads the FBS in Total QBR (91.6), completion percentage (71.2) and yards per attempt (11.1). He has averaged 305.8 passing yards per game with 38 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.Jabrill PeppersWho should win: JacksonWho will win: JacksonDavey OBrien Award (nations best quarterback)Lamar JacksonBaker MayfieldDeshaun Watson, Clemson, Jr.: Hes seeking to join BYUs Ty Detmer, Floridas Danny Wuerffel and Oklahomas Jason White as the only two-time winners of the award -- each of the three also won the Heisman one of those seasons. He became first QB in ACC history with 35-plus passing TDs in two different seasons and leads ACC in passing yards (3,914) and passing TDs (37).Who should win: JacksonWho will win: WatsonOutland Trophy (nations most outstanding interior lineman)Pat Elflein, C, Ohio State, Sr.: The Big Ten Conferences Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year and was a first-team all-Big Ten choice for the third consecutive year. He has been the anchor for a line that helped the Buckeyes rank ninth in the nation in rushing offense (258.3 YPG), 24th in total offense (479.5) and ninth in scoring (42.7 PPG).Cody OConnell, G, Washington State, RJr.: He started 11 games at left guard and blocked for the nations second-ranked passing offense while rushing for 100-plus yards seven times, including three 200-yard efforts.Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama, Jr.: Considered one of the top offensive tackle prospects in next years NFL draft, Robinson has started every game since his freshman season (42 consecutive starts). He has been the anchor for an Alabama offense averaging 471.3 yards per game, including 245 rushing yards per outing.Who should win: ElfleinWho will win: RobinsonJim Thorpe Award (nations best defensive back)Adoree Jackson, CB, USC, Jr.: In a Week 13 win over Notre Dame, Jackson became the first FBS player to score on a punt, kickoff and reception in the same game since Alabamas Christion Jones in 2013. Hes second in Pac-12 with four interceptions this season and is fifth in Pac-12 with 11 pass breakups this season.Jourdan Lewis, Michigan, Sr.: The two-time All-Big Ten selection owns the school record for pass breakups with 44 in his career. Hes also seventh in Big Ten with 10 pass breakups this season.TreDavious White, CB, LSU, Sr.: He has two interceptions this season, with one going back for a touchdown, and leads the SEC with 13 pass breakups this season. Hes also one punt return shy of tying the school record for punt returns for a touchdown with four.Who should win: JacksonWho will win: JacksonDoak Walker Award (nations best running back)Dalvin Cook, Florida State, Jr.: Hes Florida States all-time leading rusher (4,319 yards) and leads the ACC in rushing this season (1,620). He also ranks eighth nationally with 2,046 all-purpose yards (170.5 YPG).DOnta Foreman, Texas, Jr.: Leads the FBS with 2,028 rushing yards and joined Ricky Williams as the only players in Texas history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season. He rushed for 341 yards vs. Texas Tech, the second-highest single-game total in Texas history, has 15 rushing touchdowns, and averaged a national-leading 184.4 YPG.Donnel Pumphrey, San Diego State, Sr.: His 6,290 career rushing yards are second most in FBS history, and he needs 107 yards to tie the FBS record. Hes second in the FBS in rushing yards this season with a Mountain West Conference-record 2,018 yards and is tied for the FBS lead this season with four 200-yard games.Who should win: ForemanWho will win: Cook Jordan Howard Jersey . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. Mitchell Trubisky Jersey . 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Charles Leno Jersey . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week. Mumbai -- Indias star boxer Vijender Singh has said that he does not feel any additional pressure before his first home professional bout against Australias Kerry Hope for the WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title. Vijender, who won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, believes he only has a sense of responsibility for the future of the sport in the country.I think, there is no pressure (but) more responsibility because this fight will decide what is the future of pro boxing in India. People are excited and would be coming to see (the fight), Vijender said.Of course I will have to give (my) 100%, I have to win the fight, thats (an) important part, but there is no pressure, (only) responsibility is there, fulfill it and take the title.Vijender, who had won his first six professional fights inside the distance, is up against an opponent who brings with him the experience of 30 bouts, winning 23, including two by knockouts.?Exuding confidence ahead of the title fight against Hope, Vijender said, He is a southpaw (left-hander) and I know him and he is a very experienced guy. I spoke to (my) coach.dddddddddddd We will take him, its not that difficult, dont worry. I dont want to say anything before the fight, pass any comment or any bad thing about him, like I am going to destroy him.But I know, he has experience, I know that his record is 35 or something, but it is a record right now. But I have an Olympic medal. I have got an Olympic medal, I did get (medals) in the Asian Games, Commonwealth Games. I can do that and I know that.?The Welsh-born Hope, who emigrated to Australia, was also a WBC middleweight champion and has moved a division up to super middleweight to take on Vijender.On fighting for the belt for the first time, Vijender said, After this I will come in the league, my ranking will be 15 in the world and then its going to be like going for the world title fight -- slowly, may be next year or after that.I will go to the Rio Olympics (to support other Indian boxers), after this fight. I will go and just watch the fight in Rio. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '