Scout 2012 college football awards
USC WR Marqise Lee
USC WR Marqise Lee

Posted Dec 13, 2012


Our Scout.com experts from across the country select their award winners for 2012.

With the 2012 regular season in the books, we polled our publishers and analysts across the country to get their votes for this season's award winners. Check out who gets the Scout hardware (only top three vote-getters displayed for each category).

Offensive Player of the Year
Player
Votes
Johnny Manziel, QB, TAMU
28
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
5
Two tied
1
Defensive Player of the Year
Player
Votes
Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame
25
Jarvis Jones, LB, Georgia
5
Jadeveon Clowney, DL, S. Car.
4


Coach of the Year
Coach
Votes
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame
14
Bill Snyder, Kansas State
7
Bill O'Brien, Penn State
4
Best QB
Player
Votes
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
30
Collin Klein, Kansas State
2
Three tied
1


Best RB
Player
Votes
Kenjon Barner, Oregon
14
Montee Ball, Wisconsin
9
Two tied
3
Best WR
Player
Votes
Marqise Lee, USC
30
Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
2
Three tied
1


Best OL
Player
Votes
Barrett Jones, Alabama
12
Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
9
Chance Warmack, Alabama
5
Best DL
Player
Votes
Jadeveon Clowney, S. Carolina
26
Will Sutton, Arizona State
4
Bjoern Werner, Florida State
2


Best LB
Player
Votes
Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
23
Jarvis Jones, Georgia
7
Two tied
2
Best DB
Player
Votes
Dee Milliner, Alabama
9
Matt Elam, Florida
8
Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
5


Best K
Player
Votes
Dustin Hopkins, Florida State
7
Quinn Sharp, Oklahoma State
7
Two tied
6
Best P
Player
Votes
Kyle Christy, Florida
9
Ryan Allen, Louisiana Tech
8
Riley Stephenson, BYU
3


True Freshman of the Year
Player
Votes
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
9
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama
7
Two tied
4
Sophomore of the Year
Player
Votes
Jadeveon Clowney, DL, S. Car.
13
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
10
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
3


Game of the Year
Game
Votes
Alabama-Georgia
(SEC title game thriller)
17
Texas A&M-Alabama
(Aggies pull off road upset)
5
Alabama-LSU
(Tide win in last minute)
3
Best Individual Performance
Performance
Votes
Johnny Manziel, QB, TAMU
(QBs Aggies to 'Bama upset)
10
Geno Smith, QB, West Va.
(8 TDs, 656 yards vs. Baylor)
6
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
(345 yards vs. Arizona)
4


Best Player You May Not Know
Player
Votes
Jordan Lynch, QB, N. Illinois
3
Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL, UCLA
2
Travis Long, DE/LB, Wash. St.
2
Surprise Team of the Year
Team
Votes
Notre Dame
11
Kansas State
5
Northern Illinois
5




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