College Football Awards: Maxwell Award Winners


Below is a list of past winners of the Maxwell award, which is given to the College Football Player of the Year.

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