Big Ten Players Litter Postseason College Football Honors
Michigan State's Kenneth Walker, III and Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson lead the list of Big Ten nominees for postseason awards in college football, released on Monday night.
Hutchinson (pictured above) is a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, which will be announced on Saturday night in New York, City. While Walker, III is a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the most outstanding running back in the nation, as well as for the Maxwell Award (which is given to the college player of the year).
Michigan's Jake Moody is a finalist for the Lou Groza Award (given to the best kicker in the nation). Noah Ruggles of Ohio State is another finalist for that award.
Purdue's David Bell is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (for the best wide receiver). Rutgers' Adam Korsak and Penn State's Jordan Stout are finalists for the Ray Guy Award (best punter in the nation).
Ohio State's C.J. Stroud is a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award (given to the nation's best quarterback), while Iowa's Tyler Linderblaum is one of the candidates for the Outland Trophy (best interior lineman).
The Home Depot Coach of the Year award will also be announced. Both MSU's Mel Tucker and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh are possibilities to win that award, too.
The Butkus Award, which is given to the best linebacker in the country, was given to Nakobe Dean of Georgia. The Nagurski Award, given to the nation's best defensive player, was awarded to Alabama's Will Anderson.
Most of the above award winners will be announced this coming Thursday night on ESPN, starting at 9pm eastern time.