Before college football heads into bowl season, the accomplishments of the student-athletes during the 2021 season will be celebrated during The Home Depot College Football Awards. The 2-hour will be hosted by ESPN’s Rece Davis, with analysts Dusty Dvoracek and Desmond Howard, and reporter Jen Lada.
“The Home Depot College Football Awards has recognized the elite players and performances during the college football season for more than three decades and this new virtual format offers so many possibilities for family, friends, coaches and teammates to participate in the celebration,” said Kurt Dargis, ESPN senior director programming and acquisitions in a statement.
During the award ceremony, recipients of the John Mackey Award (Outstanding Tight End), Rimington Trophy (Outstanding Center), and Wuerffel Trophy (Community Service) will be honored, along with the presentation of 13 of the biggest college football awards during the live telecast:
- Chuck Bednarik Award (College Defensive Player of the Year)
- Biletnikoff Award (Outstanding Receiver)
- Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award (Nation’s Outstanding Placekicker)
- Ray Guy Award (College Punter of the Year)
- Maxwell Award (College Player of the Year)
- Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award (Nation’s Best Quarterback)
- Outland Trophy (Nation’s Most Outstanding Interior Lineman)
- Paycom Jim Thorpe Award (Nation’s Best Defensive Back)
- Doak Walker Award (Nation’s Premier Running Back)
- The Home Depot Coach of the Year
- William V. Campbell Trophy Presented By Mazda (Scholar-Athlete)
- Disney Spirit Award (Most Inspirational Player or Team)
- Walter Camp All-America Team
“The Home Depot College Football Awards show is a wonderful celebration of outstanding performances that took place during the college football season and over the years this show has become part of the fabric of college football,” said Mark Wolpert, NCFAA president. “All of the NCFAA member awards are excited to be part of this amazing tradition once again this December.”
Like the 2020 ceremony, this year’s event will be held virtually, but cord cutters can find out how to watch every moment below.
When to Watch
The 31st Annual Home Depot College Football Awards will air live from ESPN’s Bristol, Connecticut studios on Thursday, December 9, at 7 p.m. ET, on ESPN.
How to Watch
College football fans have plenty of options when it comes to watching the greats on the gridiron honored at Thursday’s ceremony. ESPN is offered on many streaming platforms, check below to see if yours carries the network.
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