Comeback Player of the Year isn't an official award in college football—there are no bronze-plated figurines given out—but it's still a fun hypothetical distinction.
Every year some of the best players in the nation go down with serious and unfortunate injuries. And every year some, though not all, of them fight their way through rehab and return to peak form.
When they don't—when those injuries compound themselves—it's one of the saddest things a fan (or even an unbiased spectator) could ever watch.
But when they do, few things in sport have quite as touching an effect.