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Sporting News College Football Player of the Year

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Subject: Johnny Manziel, Jason White (American football), Tommy McDonald (American football), Bert Jones, Tim Brown (American football)
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Sporting News College Football Player of the Year

Silver Anniversary Awards
Awarded for the top collegiate football player
Country United States
Presented by Sporting News
First awarded 1942
Currently held by Marcus Mariota, Oregon

Beginning in 1942 The Sporting News, now known as Sporting News, awarded the top collegiate football player its own award.[1] The publication picked players that often were not seriously considered by the Downtown Athletic Club, who voted on the Heisman Trophy, such as underclassman or defensive players.


  • Winners 1
  • Winners by school 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Year Winner School
1942 Sinkwich, FrankFrank Sinkwich Georgia
1943 Bertelli, AngeloAngelo Bertelli Notre Dame
1944 Horvath, LesLes Horvath Ohio State
1945 Blanchard, FelixFelix Blanchard Army
1946 Davis, GlennGlenn Davis Army
1947 Lujack, JohnJohn Lujack Notre Dame
1948 Walker, DoakDoak Walker SMU
1949 Hart, LeonLeon Hart Notre Dame
1950 Janowicz, VicVic Janowicz Ohio State
1951 Kazmaier, DickDick Kazmaier Princeton
1952 Vessels, BillyBilly Vessels Oklahoma
1953 Lattner, JohnJohn Lattner Notre Dame
1954 Cassady, HowardHoward Cassady Ohio State
1955 Cassady, HowardHoward Cassady Ohio State
1956 Tommy McDonald Oklahoma
1957 John David Crow Texas A&M
1958 Billy Cannon Louisiana State
1959 Billy Cannon Louisiana State
1960 Joe Bellino Navy
1961 Bob Ferguson Ohio State
1962 Terry Baker Oregon State
1963 Roger Staubach Navy
1964 Dick Butkus Illinois
1965 Donny Anderson Texas Tech
1965 Jim Grabowski Illinois
1966 Steve Spurrier Florida
1967 Gary Beban UCLA
1968 O.J. Simpson USC
1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma
1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford
1971 Ed Marinaro Cornell
1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn
1972 Bert Jones Louisiana State
1973 John Hicks Ohio State
1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State
1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh
1977 Earl Campbell Texas
1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma
1979 Charles White Southern California
1980 Hugh Green Pittsburgh
1981 Marcus Allen Southern California
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 Darian Hagan Colorado
1990 Raghib Ismail Notre Dame
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan
1992 Marvin Jones Florida State
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado
1995 Tommy Frazier Nebraska
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan
1998 Ricky Williams Texas
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State
2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska
2002 Carson Palmer USC
2003 Jason White Oklahoma
2004 Alex Smith Utah
2005 Reggie Bush USC
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State
2007 Tebow, TimTim Tebow Florida
2008 Harrell, GrahamGraham Harrell Texas Tech
2008 Bradford, SamSam Bradford Oklahoma
2008 McCoy, ColtColt McCoy Texas
2009 Ingram, MarkMark Ingram Alabama
2010 Newton, CamCam Newton Auburn
2011 Griffin III, RobertRobert Griffin III Baylor
2012 Manziel, JohnnyJohnny Manziel Texas A&M
2013 Winston, JameisJameis Winston Florida State
2014 Mariota, MarcusMarcus Mariota Oregon

Winners by school

School Winners
Ohio State 9
Notre Dame 6
Oklahoma 6
Florida State 4
Auburn 3
Florida 3
Nebraska 3
Texas 3
Army 2
Colorado 2
Georgia 2
Illinois 2
Michigan 2
Navy 2
Pittsburgh 2
Texas Tech 2
Texas A&M 2
Alabama 1
Baylor 1
Boston College 1
Cornell 1
Miami 1
Oklahoma State 1
Oregon 1
Oregon State 1
Princeton 1
Stanford 1
Utah 1
Wisconsin 1

See also


  1. ^ Retrieved March 27, 2009.
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