American Football Database
Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
Walter Camp Foundation logo
Awarded forbeing Player of the Year in college football
Presented byWalter Camp Football Foundation
CountryUnited States
First awarded1967
Currently held byManti Te'o
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The Walter Camp Player of the Year Award is given annually to the collegiate American football Player of the Year, as decided by a group of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A head coaches and sports information directors under the auspices of the Walter Camp Football Foundation; the award is named for Walter Camp, an important and influential figure in the development of the sport. Only three players have ever won the award twice: Colt McCoy of the University of Texas in 2008 and 2009, Archie Griffin of Ohio State in 1974 and 1975, and O.J. Simpson of USC in 1967 and 1968.


Year Winner School
1967 O.J. Simpson USC
1968 O.J. Simpson USC
1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma
1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford
1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn
1972 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska
1973 John Cappelletti Penn State
1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State
1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh
1977 Ken MacAfee Notre Dame
1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma
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 Bo Jackson Auburn
1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami (Fla.)
1987 Tim Brown Notre Dame
1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State
1989 Anthony Thompson Indiana
1990 Raghib Ismail Notre Dame
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan
1992 Gino Torretta Miami (Fla.)
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado
1995 Eddie George Ohio State
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan
1998 Ricky Williams Texas
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin
2000 Josh Heupel Oklahoma
2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska
2002 Larry Johnson Penn State
2003 Larry Fitzgerald Pittsburgh
2004 Matt Leinart USC
2005 Reggie Bush USC
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State
2007 Darren McFadden Arkansas
2008 Colt McCoy Texas
2009 Colt McCoy Texas
2010 Cameron Newton Auburn
2011 Andrew Luck Stanford
2012 Manti Te'o Notre Dame

Awards won by school

This is a list of the colleges and universities who have had a player the Walter Camp Award. University of Southern California has the most award winners at 6 each. In total, players from 22 different schools have won the Walter Camp Award.

School Trophies
USC 6*
Ohio State 4*
Notre Dame 4
Auburn 3
Nebraska 3
Oklahoma 3
Pittsburgh 3
Texas 3*
Miami 2
Michigan 2
Penn State 2
Stanford 2
Arkansas 1
Boston College 1
Colorado 1
Florida 1
Florida State 1
Georgia 1
Indiana 1
Oklahoma State 1
Wisconsin 1

*Designates double award winner

See also

External links

  • Awards webpage. Walter Camp Football Foundation official website

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