Gagliardi Trophy
Image of the Gagliardi Trophy
Awarded forOutstanding Division III college football player of the year
Presented bySalem Rotary Club
LocationSalem, Virginia
CountryUnited States
First awarded1993
Currently held byScottie Williams, Elmhurst (IL)
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The Gagliardi Trophy was first presented in 1993 to the Outstanding Division III college football player of the year by the Jostens Company and the J-Club of Saint John's University in Minnesota. Since that time, the award has become one of the leading collegiate football awards and is widely recognized as the premier individual award in Division III football, honoring excellence in athletics, academics and community service. The award is named for John Gagliardi, head football coach of St. John's University in Minnesota from 1953 to 2012. The trophy is presented by the Salem Rotary Club each year in Salem, Virginia.


Year Player Position School
1993 Jim Ballard Quarterback Mount Union
1994 Carey Bender Running Back Coe
1995 Chris Palmer Wide Receiver St. John's (Minnesota)
1996 Lon Erickson Quarterback Illinois Wesleyan
1997 Bill Borchert Quarterback Mount Union
1998 Scott Hvistendahl Wide Receiver/
1999 Danny Ragsdale Quarterback Redlands
2000 Chad Johnson Quarterback Pacific Lutheran
2001 Chuck Moore Running Back Mount Union
2002 Dan Pugh Running Back Mount Union
2003 Blake Elliott Wide Receiver/
Punt/Kick Returner
St. John's (Minnesota)
2004 Rocky Myers Safety Wesley (Delaware)
2005 Brett Elliott Quarterback Linfield
2006 Josh Brehm Quarterback Alma
2007 Justin Beaver Running Back Wisconsin–Whitewater
2008 Greg Micheli Quarterback Mount Union
2009 Blaine Westemeyer Offensive Tackle Augustana (Illinois)
2010 Eric Watt Quarterback Trine
2011 Michael Zweifel Wide Receiver Dubuque
2012 Scottie Williams Running Back Elmhurst (Illinois)

Winners by school Edit

School Winners
Mount Union 5
St. John's (MN) 2
Alma 1
Augsburg 1
Augustana (IL) 1
Coe 1
Dubuque 1
Elmhurst 1
Illinois Wesleyan 1
Linfield 1
Pacific Lutheran 1
Redlands 1
Trine 1
Wisconsin–Whitewater 1
Wesley (DE) 1

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