Maxwell Award
Awarded forCollege Player of the Year
Presented byMaxwell Football Club
CountryUnited States
First awarded1937
Currently held byAndrew Luck
Official websiteThe Maxwell Award

The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American 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 for Robert W. Maxwell, a college football player, coach and sportswriter. Tim Tebow and John Lattner are the only two players to win the award twice.


Year Player School
1937 Clinton E. Frank Yale
1938 Davey O'Brien TCU
1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa
1940 Tom Harmon Michigan
1941 Bill Dudley Virginia
1942 Paul V. Governali Columbia
1943 Robert H. Odell Pennsylvania
1944 Glenn Davis Army
1945 Felix A. Blanchard Army
1946 Charles Trippi Georgia
1947 Doak Walker SMU
1948 Charles Bednarik Pennsylvania
1949 Leon Hart Notre Dame
1950 Reds Bagnell Pennsylvania
1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton
1952 John Lattner Notre Dame
1953 John Lattner Notre Dame
1954 Ronald Beagle Navy
1955 Howard "Hopalong" Cassady Ohio State
1956 Tommy McDonald Oklahoma
1957 Robert H. Reifsnyder Navy
1958 Peter J. 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 Charles 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 Cameron Newton Auburn
2011 Andrew Luck[2] Stanford

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners
Penn State 7
Notre Dame 6
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
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 State 1
Princeton 1
Purdue 1
Rutgers 1
Syracuse 1
Temple 1
Tennessee 1
Virginia 1
Wisconsin 1
Yale 1

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