The other finalists for the Groza Award were Iowa’s Keith Duncan and Washington State’s Blake Mazza.
Blankenship, from Marietta, has made 25 of 31 field-goal attempts this season. He has made all 198 of his career PAT attempts, including 44 this season. He is Georgia’s all-time scoring leader with 432 points, second most in SEC history.
The College Football Awards event was held at the College Football Hall of Fame in downtown Atlanta and televised live on ESPN.