SEC has seven individual awards and those awards are voted upon by the SEC Head Coaches (coaches are permitted to vote for their own players). Alabama tilted the scale in their favor when it comes to individual, All Conference awards and for the second straight year they walked away with 2016 Offensive and Defensive player of the year awards, Roll Tide! One of the greatest College football coaches in the history of the game, Nick Saban has led Bama to its 26th SEC title and the No. 1 seed in the College Football Playoff. His greatness has come in only 10 short seasons. The Tide’s 25 game winning streak is on the line when they face the Washington Huskies in the College Football Playoff Peach Bowl in Atlanta December 31st.
Offensive Player of the Year
Jalen Hurts, Alabama
Jalan started 12 of 13 games for Bama and helped lead his team to a 13-0 record; Passing 2,563 yards with 21 touchdowns, Rushed for 841 yards and 12 touchdowns. Under Hurts the Tide was first in SEC scoring offense and total offensive yards from line of scrimmage.
Defensive Player of the Year & Freshman of the Year
Jonathan Allen, Alabama
The main cog in the wheel for the Bama defensive unit ranked number one in multiple categories; Total Defense, Rushing Defense and Scoring Defense. Allen leads the team with 15 quarterback hurries and is tied for the team lead in sacks, and is second in Alabama school history in sacks.
Special Teams Player of the Year
Daniel Carlson, Auburn
He lead the SEC in scoring going 26-of-30 on field goal attempts in 2016. He also tied the SEC record with six field goals in their win over LSU earlier this season.
Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Brooks Ellis, Arkansas
Ellis became the first Arkansas football student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors twice. His GPA of 3.82 in pre-professional exercise science and was named a National Scholar-Athlete. Ellis does will on and off the field registering 78 tackles, 7.0 tfl in 2016
Jacobs Blocking Trophy
Cam Robinson, Alabama
Robinson help bulldoze the number two rushing attack in the SEC averaging 245 yards a game.
Coach of the Year
Nick Saban, Alabama