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How to Watch 32nd Annual College Football Awards on December 8

The College Football Awards return tonight. Find out the finalists and how to watch

Raymond McCain

As College Football Bowl Season approaches, the sport's best will be honored at the 32nd Annual College Football Awards. Officially known as The Home Depot College Football Awards, the broadcast will present 22 awards that recognize the top college football performers of the 2022 season. 

Live from ESPN's Bristol, Connecticut studios, Reece Davis will serve as host of the two-special and will be joined by college football analysts Greg McElroy and Sam Acho and reporters Jen Lada and Christine Williamson. The finalists for the awards were named by the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA). Below are all of the awards that will be presented during the ceremony.

Awards & Nominees

Award Nominees
Chuck Bednarik Award (Defensive Player of the Year) Will Anderson Jr., Alabama Ivan Pace Jr., Cincinnati Tuli Tuipulotu, USC
Biletnikoff Award (Outstanding Receiver) Marvin Harrison, Jr., Ohio State Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee
Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award (Outstanding Placekicker) Christopher Dunn, NC State Joshua Karty, Stanford Jake Moody, Michigan
Ray Guy Award (Punter of the Year) Mason Fletcher, Cincinnati Bryce Baringer, Michigan State Adam Korsak, Rutgers
Maxwell Award (Player of the Year) C.J. Stroud, Ohio State Hendon Hooker, Tennessee Caleb Williams, USC
Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award (Best Quarterback) Max Duggan, TCU C.J. Stroud, Ohio State Caleb Williams, USC
Outland Trophy (Most Outstanding Interior Lineman) Calijah Kancey, Pittsburgh Olusegun Oluwatimi, Michigan Peter Skoronski Northwestern
Paycom Jim Thorpe Award (Best Defensive Back) Tre'Vius Hodges-Tomlinson, TCU Clark Phillips III, Utah Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
Doak Walker Award (Premier Running Back) Chase Brown, Illinois Blake Corum, Michigan Bijan Robinson, Texas

Other honors that will be recognized during the show include:

  • The Home Depot Coach of the Year
  • NCFAA Contributions to College Football Award
  • Disney Spirit Award (Most Inspirational Player or Team)
  • Taco Bell Live Mas Student Section of the Year Award
  • The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
  • Broyles Award (Assistant Coach of the Year)
  • Burlsworth Trophy (College football's most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on)
  • Butkus Award
  • Walter Camp All-America Team & Player of the Year
  • William V. Campbell Trophy (Scholar-Athlete)
  • John Mackey Award (Outstanding Tight End)
  • Nagurski Trophy (Top Defensive Player)
  • Rimington Trophy (Outstanding Center)
  • Wuerffel Trophy (Community Service with Athletic & Academic Achievement)

When to Watch

The 32nd Annual College Football Awards show will air Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

How to Watch the College Football Awards

ESPN will be the home of the 32nd Annual College Football Playoff Awards and you can find out how to watch, below.

Where to Stream ESPN


Watch College Football Awards on DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM includes ESPN, and over 65 channels with its Entertainment plan for $69.99. A subscription includes unlimited DVR storage and there are no hidden fees, or required annual contracts.

Eligible subscribers can get $30 off over their first three months for a limited time.

Watch College Football Awards on fuboTV

For $69.99 per month, you can watch the College Football Awards live on ESPN via fuboTV with their Pro plan. The sports-first streaming offers over 100 channels with their Pro plan, which includes over 100 sporting events, the ability to watch on unlimited screens, and 1000 hours of DVR space, which means you can record and rewatch your favorite shows and all of this year's big events. 

Watch College Football Awards on Hulu + Live TV

On Hulu + Live TV, cord cutters can watch all the drama from the College Football Awards live on ESPN, and over 75 channels with the base plan of $69.99 per month. The service includes ESPN+, Disney+, unlimited DVR storage and allows users to watch on 2 screens simultaneously.

Watch College Football Awards on Sling TV

Sling TV offers an affordable way to watch the College Football Awards on ESPN. For $40 per month, with a Sling Orange subscription, you can watch live games on ESPN. A Sling Orange subscription gives you access to 31 channels, 50 hours of DVR storage, and you can stream on 1 device.

Watch College Football Awards on YouTube TV

Subscribers to YouTube TV are able to watch the 32nd Annual College Football Awards on ESPN for $64.99 per month. The streaming service has over 85 channels, users can stream up to 3 devices simultaneously, and it includes unlimited DVR so you can record every moment and more.

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