|Johnny Rodgers Award|
|Awarded for||the top return specialist in college football|
|Currently held by||Tavon Austin|
The Johnny Rodgers Award, officially the Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers National College Football Return Specialist Award, named in honor of 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, is awarded to the top return specialist in college football beginning with the 2011 season.
Beginning with the 2012 Award ceremony, in addition to being given to the annual award winner, the Rodgers Award will be presented retroactively one decade at a time, starting with the 1959-1969 winners.
|2012||Tavon Austin||West Virginia|
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