While the biggest honor of the 2006 season comes Saturday night, Buckeyes were honored for their play during this National Championship season. Troy Smith took home two honors being named Player of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation and then having his name called during the ESPN awards show as he earned the Davey O'Brien Award as the best quarterback in the country. While the Maxwell Award found a way to snub Smith (see story) the quarterback took it like a pro and knows Saturday night will have a different outcome.
But Smith wasn't alone as sophomore James Laurinaitis was named the
winner of the Bronko Nagurski Award this week as the nations Defensive Player of
the Year. The Hamel,
Smith joins fellow Buckeyes Eddie George and Archie Griffin (2 times) as
Walter Camp winners. The