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Senior Bowl Week - Small College Pro Prospects for NFL Draft 2015

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Senior Bowl Week - Small College Pro Prospects for NFL Draft 2015

Photo - LB Lynden Trail - Norfolk St

Small College Pro Prospects for NFL Draft 2015
RB David Johnson - Northern Iowa - 6-0.6 224
FB Tyler Varga - Yale - 5-10.3 227
TE Nick Boyle - Delaware - 6-4.4 267
WR Dezmin Lewis - Central Arkansas - 6-3.4 215
WR Donattella Luckett - Harding - 5-11.6 206
OT/G Ali Marpet - Hobart - 6-3.6 307
OG Robert Myers - Tennessee St - 6-5.0 329
LB Lynden Trail - Norfolk St - 6-6, 260
LB Zach Hodges - Harvard - 6-3, 235
CB Imoan Claiborne S28 Northwestern St - 5-9.5 189
S Jaquiski Tartt - Samford - 6-1, 215

Senior Bowl Week - Premier All-Star Game for NFL Draft 2015

January 2015 Newsletter - Special Underclassmen Report - available Now

The Senior Bowl All-Star event has always showcased countless small college prospects that have propelled them to national attention during the practices and game. The Senior Bowl committee has always done a thorough nationwide evaluation of small college talent and extend approximately a dozen invitations annually for the Mobile all-star classic.

The practices and game are critical to the talent from the lower level as they square up with Division 1 prospects who have not only a bigger body of work but also against a broader higher level of competition.
The week practices and game can elevate small college talent like QB Joe Flacco from obscure D1AA players to first round draft choices.

This year’s classic lacks a top round selection from the lower level, but presents some interesting running backs, linebackers and defensive backs with NFL skills. Big backs, David Johnson and Tyler Varga have shown they belong in this group of premier talent. Linebackers, Lynden Trail and Zach Hodges could be the small college gems as they transition to playing up in the NFL after performing with their hand on the ground as collegians. They both appeal to the NFL defenses that play the 3-4 scheme and a week vs pro line prospects and the additional duties of lining up on the edge and playing in coverage will determine their level of development for pro play. Both Trail and Hodges have shown fine athleticism and should test out well at the NFL Combine that will be another critical part of the evaluation process especially for small college prospects. Draft Insiders’ will have extensive scouting reports on all the small college prospects in our annual Yearbook that consists of over 300 in-depth reports.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Senior Bowl Week - Players to Watch

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Senior Bowl Week - Premier All-Star Game for NFL Draft 2015

The premier All-Star event week is underway with two practices daily midweek in preparation for the Senior Bowl kicking off Saturday.

The practices and game heads the postseason schedule that will have a huge effect in determining the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. Draft Insiders’ has scouts at each event, practices and game. We will have special emails to full subscribers related to rising prospects and breaking news.

January 2015 Newsletter - Special Underclassmen Report - available Now

Photo - DE Za'Darius Smith - Kentucky

Senior Bowl Week - Players to Watch

Quarterbacks
Bryce Petty - Baylor - 6-3, 230
Sean Mannion - Oregon State - 6-5, 230

Running Backs
Cameron Artis-Payne - Auburn - 5-10, 210
David Johnson - Northern Iowa - 6-2, 230

Wideouts
Ty Montgomery - Stanford -6-2, 215
* Sammie Coates - Auburn - 6-2, 200
Phillip Dorsett - Miami (Fla.) - 5-10, 185
Devin Smith - Ohio State - 6-1, 195

Tight Ends
Clive Walford - Miami (Fla.) - 6-4, 265
Nick O'Leary - Florida State - 6-3, 244
Ben Koyack - Notre Dame - 6-4, 260

Centers & Guards
Reese Dismukes - Auburn - 6-3, 300
Dillon Day - Mississippi State - 6-3, 300
Arie Kouandjio - Alabama - 6-5, 320
Laken Tomlinson - Duke - 6-3, 320

Tackles
T.J. Clemmings - Pittsburgh - 6-5, 310
Ty Sambrailo - Colorado State - 6-5, 315
Daryl Williams - Oklahoma - 6-6, 330
Austin Shepherd - Alabama - 6-5, 315
Donovan Smith - Penn State - 6-5, 330

Defense
Ends

Za'Darius Smith - Kentucky - 6-5, 265
Lorenzo Mauldin - Louisville - 6-4, 245
Trey Flowers - Arkansas - 6-4, 265
Preston Smith - Mississippi State - 6-6, 290
Owamagbe Odighizuwa - UCLA - 6-3, 270
Deion Barnes - Penn State - 6-4, 255

Tackles
Carl Davis - Iowa - 6-5, 315
Danny Shelton - Washington - 6-2, 335
Joey Mbu - Houston - 6-3, 310

Linebackers
Hauoli Kikaha - Washington - 6-3, 250
Lynden Trail - Norfolk State - 6-6, 260
Zach Hodges - Harvard - 6-3, 235
Geneo Grissom - Oklahoma - 6-4, 250
Stephone Anthony - Clemson - 6-2, 245
Denzel Perryman - Miami (Fla.) - 6-0, 245
Hayes Pullard - Southern California - 6-1, 235

Cornerbacks
Quinten Rollins - Miami (Oh.) - 6-0, 195
D’Joun Smith - Florida Atlantic - 5-11, 190
Eric Rowe - Utah - 6-1, 200
Senquez Golson - Ole Miss - 5-9, 180
Kevin White - TCU - 5-10, 175
Ladarius Gunter - Miami (Fla.) - 6-2, 195

Safeties
Cody Prewitt - Ole Miss - 6-2, 215
Jaquiski Tartt - Samford - 6-1, 215
Kurtis Drummond - Michigan State - 6-1, 200
Ibraheim Campbell - Northwestern - 5-11, 205

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Senior Bowl Week Schedule of Events

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Senior Bowl Week - Premier All-Star Game for NFL Draft 2015

The premier All-Star event week is here with the Senior Bowl kicking off Sunday.
The practices and game heads the postseason schedule that will have a huge effect in determining the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. Draft Insiders’ has scouts at each event, practices and game. We will have special emails to full subscribers related to rising prospects and breaking news.

January 2015 Newsletter - Special Underclassmen Report - available Now

Senior Bowl Week Schedule
Mobile, Alabama - January 18-24 - NFL Network
Rosters –http://www.seniorbowl.com/rosters-2015.php

Photo - QB Bryce Petty - Baylor

2015 Media Schedule

Sunday, January 18
PLAYERS ARRIVE
3:00pm-7:00pm
Player Check-In

Monday, January 19
PLAYERS ARRIVE

10:00am-5:00pm - Player Check-In
Renaissance Riverview Plaza

4:00pm - Introductory Press Conference
Renaissance Riverview Plaza
Mobile Bay II (2nd floor)

Tuesday, January 20 - 8:30am-10:00am
National Football Scouting Weigh-In
Mobile Convention Center

12:15pm-2:15pm - North Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

2:30pm-4:30pm - South Team Practice
Fairhope Stadium

6:00pm-8:00pm - Media Night
Mobile Cruise Terminal

Wednesday, January 21 - 9:30am-11:30am
North Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

1:30pm-3:30pm - South Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

5:00pm - News Conference
COACHES/SELECTED PLAYER
Renaissance Riverview Plaza

Thursday, January 22 - 9:30am-11:30am
North Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

1:30pm-3:30pm - South Team Practice
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

5:00pm - News Conference
COACHES/SELECTED PLAYER
Renaissance Riverview Plaza

Friday, January 23 - 8:30am-11:30am - Players Community Service Project
Selected Schools/Hospitals

1:00pm-2:00pm - North/South Walk-throughs
Mobile Convention Center

3:30pm-6:30pm - Meet the Players
Mobile Convention Center

Saturday, January 24 - 1:00pm - Stadium Gates Open
Ladd-Peebles Stadium - PRESS BOX OPENS

2:30pm - Pre-Game Show Begins
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

3:00pm - KICKOFF Reese’s Senior Bowl
Ladd-Peebles Stadium

Post Game - Postgame interviews

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

East-West Shrine Game Features Rising Pro Prospects

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East-West Shrine Game Features Rising Pro Prospects

Premier All-Star Games Head 2015 Postseason

Two major All-Star games head the postseason schedule today that will have a huge effect in determining the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. Draft Insiders’ has scouts at each event, practices and games. We will have special emails to full subscribers related to rising prospects and breaking news.

January 2015 Newsletter - Special Underclassmen Report - available Now

Photo - WR Tre McBride - William & Mary

East-West Shrine Game
St. Petersburg, Fla January 17 - 4 pm ET NFL Network
Rosters - http://www.shrinegame.com/

NFLPA Collegiate Game
Carson, California January 17 - 4 pm ET ESPN2
Rosters - http://collegiate.nflpa.com/

East West Shrine Prospects to Watch
Offense

QB 17 Cody Fajardo - 6'2" 215 - University of Nevada
QB 10 Taylor Kelly - 6'2" 205 - Arizona State University
RB 27 Kenny Hilliard - 5'11" 230 - Louisiana State University
RB 15 Terrence Magee - 5'9" 213 - Louisiana State University
RB 28 Malcolm Brown - 5'11" 230 - University of Texas
WR 81 Da'Ron Brown - 6' 196 - Northern Illinois University
WR 2 Kasen Williams - 6'3" 218 - University of Washington
WR 9 Deon Long - 6'1" 195 - University of Maryland
TE 80 Blake Bell - 6'6" 260 - Oklahoma University
OL 72 B.J. Finney - 6'4" 312 - Kansas State University
OL 70 John Miller - 6'3" 315 - University of Louisville
OL 79 Terry Poole - 6'5" 310 - San Diego State University

Defense
DE 94 Za'Darius Smith - 6'5" 265 - University of Kentucky
DE 5 Martin Ifedi - 6'4" 270 - University of Memphis
DT 97 Darius Kilgo - 6'3" 311 - University of Maryland
DT 58 Leterrius Walton - 6'5" 305 - Central Michigan University
DT 91 James Castleman - 6'3" 305 - Oklahoma State University
DT 92 Tyeler Davison - 6'2" 310 - Fresno State
DT 96 Chucky Hunter - 6'1" 307 - Texas Christian University
DT 93 Travis Raciti - 6'5" 285 - San Jose State University
LB 19 Tony Washington - 6'4" 245 - University of Oregon
LB 44 Bryce Hager - 6'2" 230 - Baylor University
LB 41 Benjamin Heeney - 6'1" 228 - University of Kansas
LB 39 Jake Ryan - 6'3" 240 - University of Michigan
CB 21 Justin Coleman - 5'11" 190 - University of Tennessee
CB 5 Damian Swann - 6' 185 - University of Georgia
CB 19 Cam Thomas - 6'1" 200 - Western Kentucky University
CB 26 Bryce Callahan - 5'10" 185 - Rice University
CB 22 Bobby McCain - 5'11" 190 - University of Memphis
SAF 28 Detrick Bonner - 5'11" 195 - Virginia Tech

Ten Small College Prospects to Watch
RB 23 John Crockett - 6'1" 215 - North Dakota State University
WR 3 Tre' McBride - 6'1" 205 - The College of William & Mary
TE 18 Khari Lee - 6'4" 235 - Bowie State University
TE 13 Wes Saxton, Jr. - 6'4" 240 - University of South Alabama
TE 85 MyCole Pruitt - 6'2" 250 - Southern Illinois University
DE/LB 53 Kyle Emanuel - 6'3" 250 - North Dakota State University
DT 91 Derrick Lott - 6'4" 298 - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
DT 98 Xavier Williams - 6'2" 308 - University of Northern Iowa
CB 23 Tye Smith - 6' 185 - Towson University
SAF 7 Tevin McDonald - 5'11" 191 - Eastern Washington State

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Underclassmen Scoreboard - NFL Draft 2015

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QB Marcus Mariota And Arik Armstead Declare for NFL Draft

Underclassmen Scoreboard - NFL Draft 2015 – closed January 15th

The declaration date for underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2015 has passed - Jan. 15th - Players have an additional three days again to decide to either declare or change their minds with the Jan.18th date final. The usual high number of quality running backs, tight ends and wide receivers declared for this class and will have a strong impact on the early rounds. The defensive line will have a big impact from the underclassmen group with four potential top ten prospects. The secondary will also provide a high number of top selections with several blue chip prospects at important positions.

Photo – QB Jameis Winston - Florida St

Currently, about 80 underclassmen have entered the NFL Draft 2015 with the official list out next week after the Jan 18th date to close the entry process. Annually, a few prospects declare without announcing publicly this intensions. The NFL office will

January 2015 Newsletter - available Now - Extensive Underclassmen Report

The NFL heard from a number of star players including Oregon prospects, QB Marcus Mariota, DL Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner after the title game. Mariota and Armstead declared while Buckner will return to the Ducks for the 2015 season.

Underclassmen - Pro Prospects Ranked alphabetically by position
Updated Jan. 17th

Offensive Players - * Third year sophomores
Quarterbacks

Brett Hundley - UCLA
Marcus Mariota - Oregon
* Jameis Winston - Florida St.

Running Backs
Javoris ‘Buck’ Allen - Southern Cal
Jay Ajayi - Boise St
B.J. Catalon - TCU
Tevin Coleman - Indiana
Mike Davis - South Carolina
Melvin Gordon - Wisconsin
Todd Gurley - Georgia
Duke Johnson - Miami
Matt Jones - Florida
Dee Hart - Colorado St
Braylon Heard - Kentucky
Josh Robinson - Mississippi St
Trey Williams - Texas A&M
TJ Yeldon - Alabama

Wide Receivers
Nelson Agholor - Southern California
Sammie Coates - Auburn
Amari Cooper - Alabama
Stefon Diggs - Maryland
Lemar Durant - Simon Fraser
George Farmer - Southern Cal
Devin Funchess - Michigan
Deontay Greenberry - Houston
* Dorial Green-Beckham - Oklahoma
Chris Harper - Cal
Nigel King - Kansas
Breshad Perriman - Central Florida
Jaquel Pitts - Mayville State
Shaq Roland - South Carolina
Jaelen Strong - Arizona St

Tight Ends
Tyler Kroft - Rutgers
Jesse James - Penn St
Jean Sifrin - UMass
* Maxx Williams - Minnesota

Offensive Linemen
La’el Collins - LSU
Ereck Flowers - Miami
DJ Humphries - Florida
Patrick Miller - Auburn
Tyler Moore - Florida
Andrus Peat - Stanford
Jeremiah Poutasi - Utah
Donovan Smith - Penn St

Defensive Players
Ends

Arik Armstead - Oregon
Deion Barnes - Penn St
Xavier Cooper - Washington St
Mario Edwards - Florida St
Randy Gregory - Nebraska
Dante Fowler - Florida
Danielle Hunter - LSU
Noah Spence - Ohio St
Leonard Williams - Southern California

Tackles
Malcolm Brown - Texas
Chris Covington - RIce
Eddie Goldman - Florida St
Ellis McCarthy - UCLA
Rakeem Nunez-Roches - Southern Mississippi
* Jordan Phillips - Oklahoma
Darius Philon - Arkansas

Linebackers
Kwon Alexander - LSU
Eli Harold - Virginia
Bernardrick McKinney - Mississippi St
Shane Ray - Missouri
Shaq Thompson - Washington
* Max Valles - Virginia

Cornerbacks
Alex Carter - Stanford
Jalen Collins - LSU
Ronald Darby - Florida St
Lorenzo Doss - Tulane
Charles Gaines - Louisville
Jacoby Glenn - Central Florida
Marcus Peters - Washington
Trae Waynes - Michigan St
P.J. Williams - Florida St

Safeties
Landon Collins - Alabama
Durell Eskridge - Syracuse
Chris Hackett - TCU
* Gerod Holliman - Louisville
Jalen Mills - LSU
James Sample - Louisville

Punter
Bradley Pinion – Clemson

East-West Shrine Week Begins Key Final All-Star Events

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Premier All-Star Games Head 2015 Postseason

Three major All-Star games head the postseason schedule over the next two weeks that will go a long ways in determining the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. Draft Insiders’ will have scouts at all three All-star practices and games. We will have special emails to full subscribers related to rising prospects and breaking news.

January 2015 Newsletter - Special Underclassmen Report - available this week

East-West Shrine Game
St. Petersburg, Fla January 17 - 4 pm ET NFL Network

Rosters - http://www.shrinegame.com/

NFLPA Collegiate Game
Carson, California January 17 - 4 pm ET ESPN2

Rosters - http://collegiate.nflpa.com/

Senior Bowl Week - Practices Jan. 19-23
Game Jan 24 Mobile, Alabama - 4 pm - NFL Network
Rosters - http://www.seniorbowl.com/accepted-invites.php

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Ohio State Wins 2014 MacArthur Bowl Trophy

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Ohio State Recognized NFF MacArthur Bowl Recipient

Ohio State wins its fourth MacArthur Bowl, earning the right to have its name added to fabled trophy on display at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

IRVING, Texas - The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame today recognized Ohio State (14-1) as the recipient of the NFF MacArthur Bowl Championship Trophy, following their 42-20 victory against Oregon (13-2) yesterday in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game, presented by AT&T. The game took place before a sold-out crowd of 85,689 fans at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Ohio State’s name will be etched alongside the greatest teams in college football history on the MacArthur Bowl, which is housed at the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta.

Draft Insiders' Top 10
1. Ohio State - 14-1
2. Oregon - 13-2
3. TCU - 12-1
4. Alabama - 12-2
5. Michigan State - 11-2
5. Florida State - 13-1
7. Baylor - 11-2
8. Georgia Tech - 11-3
9. Georgia - 10-3
10. UCLA - 10-3

January 2015 Newsletter - available this week

“On behalf of the National Football Foundation, our 12,000 members, our board of directors and Chairman Archie Manning, we are extremely proud to recognize Coach Urban Meyer and Ohio State University as MacArthur Bowl recipients for the school's fourth time,” said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. “This trophy was started in 1959 by General Douglas MacArthur and legendary Hall of Fame coach Red Blaik, and etched on the side of this stadium replica in silver are all of the subsequent national champions. It is an honor to recognize the Buckeyes, who capped off a spectacular year by winning the inaugural College Football Playoff. As the keepers of the history and the legacy of the sport of football, we are exceptionally pleased to engrave this Ohio State team on its walls."

From 1998 until 2013, the winner of the BCS National Championship Game was automatically declared the winner of the MacArthur Bowl. Prior to 1998 during the poll era of college football, The NFF Awards and MacArthur Bowl committees selected the winner of the trophy. Three other organizations, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), The Associated Press (AP) and the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), also presented trophies during the BCS and poll years.

With the advent of the College Football Playoff (CFP) system in 2014, college football has entered a new era, and the sport has a new trophy, the CFP National Championship Trophy, presented by Dr Pepper. Both the CFP trophy and the MacArthur Bowl are on display at the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, which was opened to the public on Aug. 23, 2014. The CFP Trophy was presented last night on the field after the national championship game, and the NFF will add Ohio State’s name to the MacArthur Bowl at the Hall in the near future.

With the win, Ohio State claims the MacArthur Bowl for the fourth time in the school’s history. The Buckeyes won the MacArthur Bowl in 1968 and 1970 under College Football Hall of Fame head coach Woody Hayes. They also claimed the trophy in 2002 under head coach Jim Tressel, who was announced as a member of the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Class on Jan. 9. Coach Meyer was presented with the MacArthur Bowl twice as the head coach of the University of Florida in 2006 and 2008. Meyer now joins Alabama head coach Nick Saban as the only coaches in history to win a national championship at two different schools. A team in the current Big Ten has now claimed the trophy 13 times.

Presented to every national champion since 1959, the MacArthur Bowl represents the pinnacle of team achievement in college sports, and each year during its 56-year history a new name has been etched alongside the greatest teams of all time. The trophy, a replica of a football stadium, features archways with space to engrave the names of 100 teams and miniature goal posts. The trophy was the gift of an anonymous donor, who commissioned Tiffany & Co. to craft it from 400 ounces of silver, in honor of NFF early leader General Douglas A. MacArthur. It took eight months to make, and the trophy features MacArthur's famous quote: "There is no substitute for victory."

Twenty-four different schools have claimed the trophy at least once during its 56-year history. Alabama has hoisted it the most, claiming it an unprecedented seven times. Notre Dame is second with five wins while Miami (Fla.), Ohio State, Southern California and Texas have each etched their names four times on the trophy. Florida, Florida State, Nebraska and Oklahoma each boast being three-time recipients. LSU, Michigan State and Penn State have each won the trophy twice.

First presented in 1959, previous NFF National Champions and MacArthur Bowl recipients include: Syracuse 1959, Minnesota 1960, Alabama 1961, Southern California 1962, Texas 1963, Notre Dame 1964, Michigan State 1965, Michigan State/Notre Dame 1966, Southern California 1967, Ohio State 1968, Texas 1969, Ohio State/Texas 1970, Nebraska 1971, Southern California 1972, Notre Dame 1973, Southern California 1974, Oklahoma 1975, Pittsburgh 1976, Notre Dame 1977, Alabama 1978, Alabama 1979, Georgia 1980, Clemson 1981, Penn State 1982, Miami (FL) 1983, Brigham Young 1984, Oklahoma 1985, Penn State 1986, Miami (FL) 1987, Notre Dame 1988, Miami (FL) 1989, Colorado 1990, Washington 1991, Alabama 1992, Florida State 1993, Nebraska 1994, Nebraska 1995, Florida 1996, Michigan 1997, Tennessee 1998, Florida State 1999, Oklahoma 2000, Miami (FL) 2001, Ohio State 2002, Louisiana State 2003, Vacated 2004, Texas 2005, Florida 2006, LSU 2007, Florida 2008, Alabama 2009, Auburn 2010, Alabama 2011, Alabama 2012 and Florida State in 2013.

Associated Press Top 25
First-place votes in parentheses, record and votes received

1. Ohio State (59) - 14-1 - 1,475
2. Oregon - 13-2 - 1,402
3. TCU - 12-1 - 1,349
4. Alabama - 12-2 - 1,297
5. Michigan State - 11-2 - 1,212
5. Florida State - 13-1 - 1,212
7. Baylor - 11-2 - 1,098
8. Georgia Tech - 11-3 - 1,071
9. Georgia - 10-3 - 925
10. UCLA - 10-3 - 908
11. Mississippi State - 10-3 - 767
12. Arizona State - 10-3 - 756
13. Wisconsin - 11-3 - 724
14. Missouri - 11-3 - 710
15. Clemson - 10-3 - 683
16. Boise State - 12-2 - 653
17. Ole Miss - 9-4 - 543
18. Kansas State - 9-4 - 509
19. Arizona - 10-4 - 499
20. USC - 9-4 - 315
21. Utah - 9-4 - 302
22. Auburn - 8-5 - 216
23. Marshall - 13-1 - 161
24. Louisville - 9-4 - 116
25. Memphis - 10-3 - 94

Coaches Top 25
First-place votes in parentheses, record and votes received

1. Ohio State (62) - 14-1 - 1,550
2. Oregon - 13-2 - 1,477
3. TCU - 12-1 - 1,408
4. Alabama - 12-2 - 1,363
5. Michigan State - 11-2 - 1,282
6. Florida State - 13-1 - 1,262
7. Georgia Tech - 11-3 - 1,136
8. Baylor - 11-2 - 1,135
9. Georgia - 10-3 - 1,018
10. UCLA - 10-3 - 909
11. Missouri - 11-3 - 907
12. Mississippi State - 10-3 - 799
13. Wisconsin - 11-3 - 765
14. Arizona State - 10-3 - 750
15. Clemson - 10-3 - 733
16. Boise State - 12-2 - 627
17. Arizona - 10-4 - 574
18. Kansas State - 9-4 - 556
19. Ole Miss - 9-4 - 444
20. Utah - 9-4 - 331
21. USC - 9-4 - 297
22. Marshall - 13-1 - 178
23. Auburn - 8-5 - 167
24. Louisville - 9-4 - 113
25. Memphis - 10-3 - 93

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

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