2021 college football awards at the midseason: Who's on tap to take the hardware?

Malik Willis backpedals over 20 yards for incredible two-point conversion (0:34)

Liberty QB Malik Willis stays on his feet as he's forced back to the 27-yard line on a two-point attempt before converting with a perfect pass. (0:34)

It's officially time to start considering college football awards as we reach the halfway point of the 2021 season. With the help of Pro Football Focus' unique play-by-play grading system, we can identify who is most deserving of the major honors at the collegiate level.

There is still a lot of football to be played before declaring any winners. As we've already seen during this chaotic year, a lot can change over the course of a few weeks. For now, these are the players and coaches in the driver's seat for the most prestigious accolades in college football in the eyes of PFF.

Heisman Trophy: Most outstanding player

Malik Willis, QB, Liberty Flames