It's awards season in College Football, and Texas A&M is lucky enough to have the honor of sending a few players to Orlando to take part in the The Home Depot College Football Awards ceremony. Aggies in attendance will include WR Mike Evans, QB Johnny Manziel, OL Jake Matthews and P Drew Kaser. The show will go live at 6 p.m. CT tonight, December 12th.
WR - Mike Evans
Mike Evans will be on hand with a chance at winning the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given to the best Wide Receiver in the nation. Texas A&M has never had a winner for this award, and we'll be rooting like hell for the man we know is the best wide out in the nation, and a future first round NFL draft pick.
The other nominees for the award are Oregon State standout WR Brandin Cooks, and Clemson's (rhymes with DeAndre Hopkins) junior WR Sammy Watkins. Here is how they stack up:
|Mike Evans (TAMU)||Sammy Watkins (Clemson)||Brandin Cooks (OrSU)|
|Tattoos||All of them||More than a few||A few|
The fact that Johnny Manziel has been playing hurt through the last few games definitely impacted Mike Evans' performance, and may impact his ability to receive the award. He's clearly the best receiver in the game right now, but Brandin Cooks has him beat statistically. One thing to note: Cooks' best game came against Utah, Watkins' best came against Virginia, and Evans' best came against the team in the national title game, Auburn. Also it should be noted that all of their last names end with an S.
Here's a compilation of Mike playing against Alabama, which I could watch all day:
QB - Johnny Manziel
Although he just celebrated his 21st birthday, we have confirmation that he is successfully trolling kids at Walt Disney World, and will be attending the award ceremony this evening. He'll be up for two awards tonight, The Maxwell, which is given to the best all-around player in college football; and the Davey O'Brien Award, given to the best quarterback in the nation. His competition for both awards will be
Mr. Lifetime Achievement Alabama QB AJ McCarron, and FSU QB Jameis Winston.
|Johnny Manziel (TAMU)||AJ McCarron (BAMA)||Jameis Winston (FSU)|
Johnny's injury left him out of the hunt to be the best quarterback in the country this year, and I think he is a long shot to win the Davey O'Brien. People love the kids that go after national championships, so it's hard to imagine him taking home the Maxwell, but he should. He accounts for more offense than any other player in a major conference, played one of the toughest schedules, and makes Texas A&M a threat to win any game.