Gators Come Up Empty at College Football Awards, Get Quizzed on Red Carpet
ORLANDO, Fla. - For the second-straight year, Florida's Caleb Sturgis was a Lou Groza finalist, and for the second-straight year Sturgis and FSU kicker Dustin Hopkins were passed over for "the other guy".
Tulane's Cairo Santos bested both of the Sunshine State's best for the Groza award, given to the nation's top kicker.
Gators punter Kyle Christy also missed out on his first national award, as Louisiana Tech's Ryan Allen won the Ray Guy award in consecutive seasons.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was a big winner at the College Football Awards, earning the Maxwell award given to the nation's most outstanding player, the Bednarik award for top defensive player, and the Walter Camp Foundation player of the year award.
It was the first time a defensive player had won the Maxwell since 1980.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback award.
Before the ceremonies, TV20 sports director Chris Price caught up with the finalists on the red carpet and tested their knowledge ranging from Scrabble letter values, to team mascots, and even last year's Super Bowl champion.
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