Jonathan Allen and Cam Robinson are two of the 26 big names of college football who will all attend Thursday night's College Football Awards show in Atlanta at the College Football Hall of Fame.

All five Heisman Trophy finalists will be on hand, including Louisville's Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield (Oklahoma), Dede Westbrook (Oklahoma), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan) and Clemson's Deshaun Watson.

Allen is up for the Chuck Bendarik Award, given to the nation's most outstanding defensive player, and Robinson is one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, which represents the nation's best lineman.

An Alabama player has never won the Bednarik. Former UA All-Americans Chris Samuels (1999), Andre Smith (2008) and Barrett Jones (2011) previously won the Outland.

The two-hour broadcast will be televised on ESPN beginning at 6 p.m. (CST).

 

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