The SEC has announced its football awards for the 2023 season, as voted on by the league coaches. League champion Alabama leads the way with 3 honors.

Jayden Daniels is the SEC’s Offensive Player of the Year. The LSU quarterback had a stellar season, leading the nation in total offense (412.2 yards per game), passing touchdowns (40), touchdowns responsible for (50), yards per pass attempt (11.7), yards per play (10.71), and rushing yards by a quarterback (1,134). Daniels, who posted the highest passer efficiency rating (208.01) in FBS history, is also a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.

Dallas Turner was named Defensive Player of the Year. It’s the 4th consecutive year an Alabama player has taken home the honor. Turner led the Crimson Tide on their SEC title campaign, posting 50 tackles, including 13.5 for loss with 9 sacks.

Missouri’s Eli Drinkwitz is the SEC Coach of the Year. In his 4th season, Drinkwitz led the Tigers to a 10-2 regular-season showing and New Year’s Six bowl berth. Mizzou is set to face Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl.

Alabama’s Caleb Downs is the Freshman of the Year after recording 99 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. The SEC will name its All-Freshman Team on Thursday.

Will Reichard, who now holds the NCAA’s all-time scoring record, is the Special Teams Player of the Year. The Alabama kicker made 20-of-23 field goals and all 53 PATs.

Georgia lineman Sedrick Van Pran is taking home the Jacobs Blocking Trophy. Van Pran helped the Bulldog offense average 482.9 yards per game (7.12 per play), while scoring 38.4 points per contest.

Brady Cook is being recognized for excelling on and off the field as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A 2022 graduate and current Master’s student, Cook has made the SEC Academic Honor Roll 3 times. He threw for 3,189 yards in 2023.

2023 SEC Football Awards

Offensive Player of the Year

Jayden Daniels, LSU

Defensive Player of the Year

Dallas Turner, Alabama

Special Teams Player of the Year

Will Reichard, Alabama

Freshman of the Year

Caleb Downs, Alabama

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Brady Cook, Missouri

Jacobs Blocking Trophy

Sedrick Van Pran, Georgia

Coach of the Year

Eliah Drinkwitz, Missouri