Awards Watch

Originally Published: December 9, 2004
ESPN.com

A look at the finalists and winners of the major college football awards. The Heisman Trophy was awarded Saturday night. Other awards were announced Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

Heisman Trophy
(Presented to the nation's most outstanding college football player by the Downtown Athletic Club).

Reggie Bush, USC
Matt Leinart, USC
Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
Alex Smith, Utah
Jason White, Oklahoma

The winner: Matt Leinart

Bednarik Award
(Presented to the nation's best defensive player by the Maxwell Football Club).

Erasmus James, Wisconsin
Derrick Johnson, Texas
David Pollack, Georgia

The winner: David Pollack

Biletnikoff Award
(Presented to the nation's best receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.)

Braylon Edwards, Michigan
Taylor Stubblefield, Purdue
Dante Ridgeway, Ball State

The winner: Braylon Edwards

Butkus Award
(Presented to the nation's outstanding LB by the DAC of Orlando.)

Ahmad Brooks, Virginia
Matt Gootegoed, USC
Derrick Johnson, Texas

The winner: Announcement on Friday

Lou Groza Award
(Presented to the nation's top placekicker by the Greater Augusta Sports Council.)

Tyler Jones, Boise State
Mike Nugent, Ohio State
Andrew Wellock, Eastern Michigan

The winner: Mike Nugent

Ray Guy Award
(Presented to the nation's top punter by the Greater Augusta Sports Council.)

Brandon Fields, Michigan State
Chris Kluwe, UCLA
Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor

The winner: Daniel Sepulveda

Lombardi Award
(Presented to the nation's lineman of the year by the Rotary Club of Houston.)

Shaun Cody, USC
Erasmus James, Wisconsin
Derrick Johnson, Texas
David Pollack, Georgia

The winner: David Pollack

John Mackey Award
(Presented to the nation's top tight end by the Nassau Country Sports Comm.)

Marcedes Lewis, UCLA
Heath Miller, Virginia
Alex Smith, Stanford

The winner: Heath Miller

Maxwell Award
(Presented to the outstanding player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.)

Matt Leinart, USC
Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma
Jason White, Oklahoma

The winner: Jason White

Bronco Nagurski Award
(Presented to the outstanding defensive player by the FWAA/Charlotte TD Club.)

Jonathan Goddard, Marshall
Erasmus James, Wisconsin
Derrick Johnson, Texas
David Pollack, Georgia
Carlos Rogers, Auburn

The winner: Derrick Johnson

Davey O'Brien Award
(Presented to the nation's outstanding QB by the Davey O'Brien Foundation.)

Matt Leinart, USC
Alex Smith, Utah
Jason White, Oklahoma

The winner: Jason White

Outland Trophy
(Presented to the best interior offensive or defensive lineman by the FWAA.)

Jammal Brown, Oklahoma
David Baas, Michigan
Alex Barron, Florida State

The winner: Jammal Brown

Jim Thorpe Award
(Presented to the nation's outstanding defensive back by Jim Thorpe Assoc.)

Carlos Rogers, Auburn
Antrel Rolle, Miami
Ernest Shazor, Michigan

The winner: Carlos Rogers

Doak Walker Award
(Presented to the nation's best collegiate running back by SMU Athletic Forum.)

J.J. Arrington, Cal
Cedric Benson, Texas
Adrian Peterson, Oklahoma

The winner: Cedric Benson

The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award
Urban Meyer, Utah

Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award
Tim Frisby, South Carolina

NCFAA Contribution to College Football Award
Vince Dooley, Georgia, coach