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Sammy Baugh Trophy

Sammy Baugh Trophy
Awarded for The nation's top college passer
Location Columbus, Ohio
Country United States
Presented by Touchdown Club of Columbus
First awarded 1959
Currently held by Derek Carr, Fresno State
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The Sammy Baugh Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's top college passer. The award is named in honor of former Texas Christian University and Washington Redskins quarterback "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh. The trophy has been given out by the Touchdown Club of Columbus since 1959. The Columbus Touchdown Club also gives the Chic Harley Award which goes to the nation's top collegiate player and the Archie Griffin Award which is award to the collegiate MVP. The Griffin Award is voted on after the college bowl games to ensure that the award goes to the MVP of the entire season. The Sammy Baugh Trophy was awarded to Louisiana Tech's Colby Cameron for the 2012 football season.

Several schools have had multiple Sammy Baugh Trophy winners. Brigham Young University (BYU) leads with seven different award-winners, followed by Stanford with four. Purdue and Texas Tech each have three winners. Houston, Florida, Fresno State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, and Oklahoma each have two winners. Baylor's Don Trull and Houston's Case Keenum are the only players to win the award twice.


Texas Tech's Graham Harrell was the 2007 recipient of the Sammy Baugh Trophy.
Houston's Case Keenum was awarded both the 2009 and 2011 Sammy Baugh Trophy
Year Player School
1959 Dick Norman Stanford
1960 Harold Stephens Hardin-Simmons
1961 Ron Miller Wisconsin
1962 Don Trull Baylor
1963 Don Trull Baylor
1964 Jerry Rhome Tulsa
1965 Steve Sloan Alabama
1966 Bob Griese Purdue
1967 Terry Hanratty Notre Dame
1968 Chuck Hixson SMU
1969 Mike Phipps Purdue
1970 Pat Sullivan Auburn
1971 John Reaves Florida
1972 Don Strock Virginia Tech
1973 Jesse Freitas San Diego State
1974 Gary Scheide Brigham Young
1975 Gene Swick Toledo
1976 Tommy Kramer Rice
1977 Guy Benjamin Stanford
1978 Steve Dils Stanford
1979 Marc Wilson Brigham Young
1980 Mark Herrmann Purdue
1981 Jim McMahon Brigham Young
1982 John Elway Stanford
1983 Steve Young Brigham Young
1984 Robbie Bosco Brigham Young
1985 Brian McClure Bowling Green
1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami (FL)
1987 Don McPherson Syracuse
1988 Steve Walsh Miami (FL)
1989 Jeff George Illinois
1990 David Klingler Houston
1991 Ty Detmer Brigham Young
1992 Elvis Grbac Michigan
1993 Trent Dilfer Fresno State
1994 Kerry Collins Penn State
1995 Danny Wuerffel Florida
1996 Steve Sarkisian Brigham Young
1997 Ryan Leaf Washington State
1998 Daunte Culpepper Central Florida
1999 Chad Pennington Marshall
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State
2001 David Carr Fresno State
2002 Kliff Kingsbury Texas Tech
2003 B.J. Symons Texas Tech
2004 Stefan LeFors Louisville
2005 Brady Quinn Notre Dame
2006 Colt Brennan Hawaiʻi
2007 Graham Harrell Texas Tech
2008 Sam Bradford Oklahoma
2009 Case Keenum Houston
2010 Landry Jones Oklahoma
2011 Case Keenum Houston
2012 Colby Cameron Louisiana Tech
2013 Derek Carr Fresno State

Trophies won by school

School Winners
Alabama 1
Auburn 1
Baylor 2
Bowling Green 1
Florida 2
Florida State 1
Fresno State 3
Hardin-Simmons 1
Hawaiʻi 1
Houston 3
Illinois 1
Louisiana Tech 1
Louisville 1
Marshall 1
Miami (FL) 2
Michigan 1
Notre Dame 2
Oklahoma 2
Penn State 1
Purdue 3
Rice 1
San Diego State 1
Stanford 4
Syracuse 1
Texas Tech 3
Toledo 1
Tulsa 1
Virginia Tech 1
Washington State 1
Wisconsin 1

External links

  • Official website
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