WALTERS

Stanford University's Troy Walters stands with the Biletnikoff Trophy after winning it at the Home Depot 1999 College Football Awards on Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999 at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Central Florida offensive coordinator Troy Walters is one of 56 nominees for the Broyles Award, which goes to college football’s top assistant.

Walters, who played at A&M Consolidated and was an All-American at Stanford, was Texas A&M’s receivers coach in 2010-11. Walters was receivers coach at North Carolina State in 2012 and receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Colorado from 2013-15.

Walters is one of four Texas A&M assistants to make the list, joining Arizona State defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, Northwestern defensive coordinator Mike Hankwitz and Utah State special teams coordinator/running backs coach Mark Tommerdahl.

Southeastern Conference coaches on the list are Brian Daboll, Alabama offensive coordinator/quarterbacks; Kevin Steele, Auburn defensive coordinator; Mel Tucker, Georgia defensive coordinator; Dave Aranda, LSU defensive coordinator; Todd Grantham, Mississippi State defensive coordinator/linebackers; Josh Heupel, Missouri offensive coordinator/quarterbacks; Derrick Nix, Ole Miss running backs; Coleman Hutzler, South Carolina special teams coordinator/linebackers.

Coaches from the Lone Star state are Graham Harrell, North Texas offensive coordinator; Joe Craddock, SMU offensive coordinator; Chad Glasgow, TCU defensive coordinator; Todd Orlando, Texas defensive coordinator/linebackers.

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