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AP Player of the Year Award Winners

Most Outstanding Player

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Winners

Year Player School Summary
2012 Johnny Manziel* Texas A&M 295 Cmp, 434 Att, 3706 Yds, 26 TD, 9 Int
2011 Robert Griffin III* Baylor 291 Cmp, 402 Att, 4293 Yds, 37 TD, 6 Int
2010 Cam Newton* Auburn 185 Cmp, 280 Att, 2854 Yds, 30 TD, 7 Int
2009 Ndamukong Suh* Nebraska 52 Solo, 33 Ast, 12.0 Sk, 1 Int
2008 Sam Bradford* Oklahoma 328 Cmp, 483 Att, 4720 Yds, 50 TD, 8 Int
2007 Tim Tebow* Florida 234 Cmp, 350 Att, 3286 Yds, 32 TD, 6 Int
2006 Troy Smith* Ohio State 203 Cmp, 311 Att, 2542 Yds, 30 TD, 6 Int
2005 Reggie Bush* Southern California 200 Att, 1740 Yds, 8.7 Avg, 16 TD
2004 Matt Leinart* Southern California 269 Cmp, 412 Att, 3322 Yds, 33 TD, 6 Int
2003 Jason White* Oklahoma 278 Cmp, 451 Att, 3846 Yds, 40 TD, 10 Int
2002 Brad Banks* Iowa 170 Cmp, 294 Att, 2573 Yds, 26 TD, 5 Int
2001 Rex Grossman Florida 259 Cmp, 395 Att, 3896 Yds, 34 TD, 12 Int
2000 Josh Heupel* Oklahoma 305 Cmp, 472 Att, 3606 Yds, 20 TD, 15 Int
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin 337 Att, 2034 Yds, 6.0 Avg, 20 TD
1998 Ricky Williams Texas 361 Att, 2124 Yds, 5.9 Avg, 27 TD