Published December 9, 2011 - 9:07am
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The Home Depot College Football Awards show last night on ESPN, and the SEC took home some hardware, as expected.
Here are the award winners from last night:
Tyrann Mathieu, LSU – Chuck Bednarik Award for best defensive player in college football
Morris Claiborne, LSU – Jim Thorpe Award given to the best defensive back in college football
Trent Richardson, Alabama – Doak Walker Award given to the nation’s best running back
Barrett Jones, Alabama – Outland Trophy given to the nation’s best interior lineman
Les Miles, LSU – The Home Depot Coach of the Year
John Chavis, LSU – Frank Broyles Award given to the nation’s top assistant coach
Alabama Crimson Tide – Disney Spirit Award given to the most inspirational team or player as the symbol of hope for Tuscaloosa after the tornadoes devastated so many in that town.