As the 2011 college football season peeks over the horizon, we'll now take a look ahead and predict the winners of the Mackey, Lombardi, Davey O'Brien, Thorpe, Doak Walker, Butkus and Biletnikoff awards.
Each of these highly coveted awards are annually given to college football's best tight end, lineman, quarterback, defensive back, running back, linebacker and wide receiver, respectively.
All seven of these trophies will be hotly contested this season, and there will most definitely be several players at each position deserving of the hardware. But the question is, who will be the most deserving?
It's anyone's game, but at the end of the year, only one will come out on top for each prize. Here are the seven players who will win these major awards in 2011.