Tua Tagovailoa wins Walter Camp, Maxwell trophies as Alabama tops awards night

Courtesy of Alabama Athletics

Crimson Tide quarterback is only the second Alabama player to win the Walter Camp, and third to take home the Maxwell

University of Alabama sophomore quarterback Tau Tagovailoa won two of the biggest honors in college football when he was named the Walter Camp Player of the Year and winner of the Maxwell Award on Thursday evening.

Not only are they considered two of the big three national awards for most outstanding player, but the last five Walter Camp winners have also won the Heisman Trophy.

The Maxwell was the final award handed out during the Home Depot College Football Awards Show at the College Football Hall of Fame. The Camp was announced beforehand.

Tagovailoa is only the second Alabama player to win the Walter Camp, joining running back Derrick Henry in 2015. He's the third Maxwell winner, along with Henry and quarterback AJ McCarron (2013).

Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,353 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns with just four interceptions on 199-of-294 passing (67.7 percent) this season.

He's tied for second on the Alabama career touchdown pass list with 48 and has thrown for 300 or more yards an school-record five times this season.

His 42 combined passing and rushing touchdowns are also a Crimson Tide single-season record. His six total touchdowns (five passing, one rushing) against Auburn on Nov. 24 is also a school single-game record.

The first award on the ESPN broadcast, the Davey O'Brien Award for best quarterback went to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray.

Quinnen Williams wins Outland Trophy

Sophomore nose tackle Quinnen Williams became the fifth player from Alabama to win the Outland Trophy as best interior lineman. However, he was the first of the five to be a defensive player.

The other four Crimson Tide winners – Chris Samuels (1999), Andre Smith (2008), Barrett Jones (2011) and most recently Cam Robinson (2016) were all offensive tackles.

Crimson Tide junior left tackle Jonah Williams was also a finalist along with Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins. It was the only category during the awards show in which all three finalists were in the College Football Playoff.

Despite being a nose tackle, Quinnen Williams is third on the team with 66 total tackles and tied for the team lead with 42 unassisted tackles. He leads Alabama with 18 tackles for loss and his 8.0 sacks are second on the team.

Quinnen Williams was also up for the Bednarik Award as best defensive player, which went to Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen.

Jerry Jeudy wins Biletnikoff Award

Sophomore wide receiver Jerry Jeudy won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver, as presented by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation, Inc.

He's the second Crimson Tide player to win the honor, joining Amari Cooper in 2014.

Jeudy tallied 1,103 yards receiving this season, with 12 touchdown, the second most in Alabama history behind Cooper's 16 in 2014.

The other finalists were Andy Isabella of Massachusetts and Tylan Wallace of Oklahoma State.

Walter Camp All-Americans

Alabama had four players — Jeudy, Tagovailoa, Jonah Williams and Quinnen Williams — named first-team All-Americans by the Walter Camp Foundation.

Two more, linebacker Dylan Moses and safety Deionte Thompson, were second-team selections.

The Walter Camp selections are one of the five used by the NCAA in determining unanimous and consensus All-American status.

2018 Walter Camp All-America Teams

First Team Offense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown

WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama 6-1 192 Soph. Deerfield Beach, FL

WR Andy Isabella, UMass 5-10 190 Senior Mayfield, OH

TE Jace Sternberger, Texas A&M 6-4 250 Junior Kingfisher, OK

OL Jonah Williams, Alabama 6-5 301 Junior Folsom, CA

OL Mitch Hyatt, Clemson + 6-5 310 Senior Suwanee, GA

OL Ben Powers, Oklahoma 6-4 313 Senior Wichita, KS

OL Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin 6-6 315 Senior Grafton, WI

C Garrett Bradbury, North Carolina State 6-3 300 Grad Charlotte, NC

QB Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama 6-1 218 Soph. Ewa Beach, HI

RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin + 5-11 221 Soph. Salem, NJ

RB Darrell Henderson, Memphis 5-9 200 Junior Batesville, MS

PK Andre Szymt, Syracuse 6-1 195 Fresh. Vernon Hill, IL

First Team Defense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown

DL Christian Wilkins, Clemson & 6-4 315 Grad Springfield, MA

DL Quinnen Williams, Alabama 6-4 295 Soph. Birmingham, AL

DL Ed Oliver, Houston * 6-3 292 Junior Houston, TX

DL Clelin Ferrell, Clemson 6-4 265 Junior Richmond, VA

LB Josh Allen, Kentucky 6-5 260 Senior Montclair, NJ

LB Devin White, LSU 6-1 240 Junior Springhill, LA

LB Devin Bush, Jr., Michigan + 5-11 233 Junior Pembroke Pines, FL

DB DeAndre Baker, Georgia 5-11 185 Senior Miami, FL

DB Julian Love, Notre Dame 5-11 193 Junior Westchester, IL

DB Greedy Williams, LSU 6-3 184 Soph. Shreveport, LA

DB Grant Delpit, LSU 6-3 203 Soph. Houston, TX

P Braden Mann, Texas A&M 5-11 190 Junior Houston, TX

KR Savon Scarver, Utah State 5-11 180 Soph. Las Vegas, NV

Second Team Offense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown

WR David Sills, West Virginia + 6-4 210 Senior Wilmington, DE

WR Tylan Wallace, Oklahoma State 6-0 185 Soph. Fort Worth, TX

TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa 6-5 250 Soph. Chariton, VA

OL Andrew Thomas, Georgia 6-5 320 Soph. Lithonia, GA

OL Michael Deiter, Wisconsin 6-6 310 Senior Curtice, OH

OL Dalton Risner, Kansas State 6-5 308 Senior Wiggins, CO

OL Greg Little, Ole Miss 6-6 325 Junior Allen, TX

C Michael Jordan, Ohio State 6-7 312 Junior Canton, MI

QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma 5-10 195 Junior Allen, TX

RB Travis Etienne, Clemson 5-10 200 Soph. Jennings, LA

RB Benny Snell, Kentucky 5-11 223 Junior Westerville, OH

PK Cole Tracy, LSU 5-11 188 Senior Camarillo, CA

Second Team Defense

Pos. Name, School Hgt Wgt Class Hometown

DL Jaylon Ferguson, Louisiana Tech 6-5 262 Senior Saint Francisville, LA

DL Chase Winovich, Michigan 6-3 255 Senior Jefferson Hills, PA

DL Kenny Willekes, Michigan State 6-4 260 Junior Rockford, MI

DL Sutton Smith, Northern Illinois * 6-1 237 Junior Saint Charles, MO

LB Ben Burr-Kirven, Washington 6-0 221 Senior Menlo Park, CA

LB Dylan Moses, Alabama 6-3 233 Soph. Baton Rouge, LA

LB David Long, West Virginia 5-11 221 Junior Cincinnati, OH

DB Hamp Cheevers, Boston College 5-10 180 Junior Trenton, FL

DB Deionte Thompson, Alabama 6-2 196 Junior Orange, TX

DB Andre Cisco, Syracuse 6-0 199 Fresh Valley Stream, NY

DB Bryce Hall, Virginia 6-1 200 Junior Harrisburg, PA

P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah @ 6-2 220 Senior Perth, Australia

KR Michael Walker, Boston College 6-0 195 Senior Naples, FL

* – 2017 First Team Walter Camp All-America selection

  • – 2017 Second Team Walter Camp All-America selection

& – 2016 and 2017 Second Team Walter Camp All-America selection

@ – 2016 First Team Walter Camp All-American selection and 2017 Second Team selection

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