Tua Tagovailoa receives Walter Camp & Maxwell Award
Tagovailoa, a sophomore at Alabama, has thrown 37 touchdown passes to just four interceptions while leading the undefeated Crimson Tide to the top spot in the College Football Playoff.
Tagovailoa received the Maxwell Award for player of the year while Murray was named the nation's top quarterback with the Davey O'Brien Award at the College Football Awards show in Atlanta.
Earlier in the day, the Walter Camp Award for best player went to Tagovailoa, while Murray won the Associated Press' Player of the Year. They are both finalists for the Heisman along with Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins.
Will college football's most famous trophy go to Tagovailoa? The past four Maxwell winners and past five Walter Camp winners have all gone on to win the Heisman.
Or will the Heisman go to Murray? This is the sixth time in the past 15 seasons that different quarterbacks took home the Maxwell and Davey O'Brien awards, and in four of the previous five times the Heisman went to the O'Brien winner. And only five Heisman winners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998.
Tagovailoa, a sophomore, has thrown 37 touchdown passes to just four interceptions while leading the undefeated Crimson Tide to the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings. He is the third Alabama player to win the Maxwell after A.J. McCarron in 2013 and Derrick Henry in 2015.
Murray, a junior who plans to focus on baseball in the future, had a 96.0 quarterback rating, the highest in the Football Bowl Subdivision in at least the past 15 years, and was responsible for 51 touchdowns, tied with Haskins for the most in FBS. He is on pace to become the first FBS starting quarterback to average at least 300 passing yards per game and 60 rushing yards per game.
Murray's Davey O'Brien marked the fifth time an Oklahoma QB claimed the honor, after Baker Mayfield -- who won last year -- Sam Bradford in 2008 and Jason White in both 2003 and 2004. Running back Billy Sims also won the award in 1978 before it became quarterback exclusive in 1981. The five different players broke a tie with BYU for the most by any school.
Among the other awards given out in Atlanta on Thursday night: