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Maxwell Award

Maxwell Award
Awarded for College Player of the Year
Country United States
Presented by Maxwell Football Club
First awarded 1937
Currently held by Marcus Mariota, Oregon
Official website The Maxwell Award

The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the college football player judged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best football player in the United States. The award is named after Robert "Tiny" Maxwell, a Swarthmore College football player, coach and sportswriter. Johnny Lattner (1952–1953) and Tim Tebow (2007–2008) are the only players to have won the award twice.


  • Winners 1
  • Winners by school 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Year Player School
1937 Clint Frank Yale
1938 Davey O'Brien TCU
1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa
1940 Tom Harmon Michigan
1941 Bill Dudley Virginia
1942 Paul Governali Columbia
1943 Bob Odell Pennsylvania
1944 Glenn Davis Army
1945 Felix Blanchard Army
1946 Charley Trippi Georgia
1947 Doak Walker SMU
1948 Chuck Bednarik Pennsylvania
1949 Leon Hart Notre Dame
1950 Reds Bagnell Pennsylvania
1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton
1952 Johnny Lattner Notre Dame
1953 Johnny Lattner Notre Dame
1954 Ron Beagle Navy
1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State
1956 Tommy McDonald Oklahoma
1957 Bob Reifsnyder Navy
1958 Pete Dawkins Army
1959 Richie Lucas Penn State
1960 Joe Bellino Navy
1961 Bob Ferguson Ohio State
1962 Terry Baker Oregon State
1963 Roger Staubach Navy
1964 Glenn Ressler Penn State
1965 Tommy Nobis Texas
1966 Jim Lynch Notre Dame
1967 Gary Beban UCLA
1968 O. J. Simpson USC
1969 Mike Reid Penn State
1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford
1971 Ed Marinaro Cornell
1972 Brad Van Pelt Michigan State
1973 John Cappelletti Penn State
1974 Steve Joachim Temple
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State
1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh
1977 Ross Browner Notre Dame
1978 Chuck Fusina Penn State
1979 Charles White USC
1980 Hugh Green Pittsburgh
1981 Marcus Allen USC
1982 Herschel Walker Georgia
1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska
1984 Doug Flutie Boston College
1985 Chuck Long Iowa
1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami
1987 Don McPherson Syracuse
1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State
1989 Anthony Thompson Indiana
1990 Ty Detmer BYU
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan
1992 Gino Torretta Miami
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State
1994 Kerry Collins Penn State
1995 Eddie George Ohio State
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida
1997 Peyton Manning Tennessee
1998 Ricky Williams Texas
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin
2000 Drew Brees[1] Purdue
2001 Ken Dorsey Miami
2002 Larry Johnson Penn State
2003 Eli Manning Ole Miss
2004 Jason White Oklahoma
2005 Vince Young Texas
2006 Brady Quinn Notre Dame
2007 Tim Tebow Florida
2008 Tim Tebow Florida
2009 Colt McCoy Texas
2010 Cam Newton Auburn
2011 Andrew Luck Stanford
2012 Manti Te'o Notre Dame
2013 A.J. McCarron Alabama
2014 Marcus Mariota Oregon

Winners by school

School Winners
Penn State 7
Notre Dame 7
Navy 4
Ohio State 4
Texas 4
Army 3
Florida 3
Miami 3
Pennsylvania 3
Georgia 2
Iowa 2
Michigan 2
Oklahoma 2
Pittsburgh 2
Stanford 2
Alabama 1
Auburn 1
Boston College 1
Columbia 1
Cornell 1
Florida State 1
Indiana 1
Michigan State 1
Nebraska 1
Oklahoma State 1
Ole Miss 1
Oregon 1
Oregon State 1
Princeton 1
Purdue 1
Syracuse 1
Temple 1
Tennessee 1
Virginia 1
Wisconsin 1
Yale 1

See also


  1. ^ Marks, Jon (March 5, 2010). "New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees accepts Maxwell Club's Bert Bell Award". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 

External links

  • Maxwell Club website
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