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Maxwell Award Winners

Player of the Year

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Winners

Year Player School Summary
2013 A.J. McCarron* Alabama 226 Cmp, 336 Att, 3063 Yds, 28 TD, 7 Int
2012 Manti Te'o* Notre Dame 55 Solo, 58 Ast, 1.5 Sk, 7 Int
2011 Andrew Luck* Stanford 288 Cmp, 404 Att, 3517 Yds, 37 TD, 10 Int
2010 Cam Newton* Auburn 185 Cmp, 280 Att, 2854 Yds, 30 TD, 7 Int
2009 Colt McCoy* Texas 332 Cmp, 470 Att, 3521 Yds, 27 TD, 12 Int
2008 Tim Tebow* Florida 192 Cmp, 298 Att, 2746 Yds, 30 TD, 4 Int
2007 Tim Tebow* Florida 234 Cmp, 350 Att, 3286 Yds, 32 TD, 6 Int
2006 Brady Quinn* Notre Dame 289 Cmp, 467 Att, 3426 Yds, 37 TD, 7 Int
2005 Vince Young* Texas 212 Cmp, 325 Att, 3036 Yds, 26 TD, 10 Int
2004 Jason White* Oklahoma 255 Cmp, 390 Att, 3205 Yds, 35 TD, 9 Int
2003 Eli Manning* Mississippi 275 Cmp, 441 Att, 3600 Yds, 29 TD, 10 Int
2002 Larry Johnson* Penn State 271 Att, 2087 Yds, 7.7 Avg, 20 TD
2001 Ken Dorsey Miami (FL) 184 Cmp, 318 Att, 2652 Yds, 23 TD, 9 Int
2000 Drew Brees* Purdue 309 Cmp, 512 Att, 3668 Yds, 26 TD, 12 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
1997 Peyton Manning Tennessee 287 Cmp, 477 Att, 3819 Yds, 36 TD, 11 Int
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida 207 Cmp, 360 Att, 3625 Yds, 39 TD, 13 Int
1995 Eddie George* Ohio State 328 Att, 1927 Yds, 5.9 Avg, 24 TD
1994 Kerry Collins Penn State 176 Cmp, 264 Att, 2679 Yds, 21 TD, 7 Int
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State 264 Cmp, 380 Att, 3032 Yds, 27 TD, 4 Int
1992 Gino Torretta Miami (FL) 228 Cmp, 402 Att, 3060 Yds, 19 TD, 7 Int
1991 Desmond Howard* Michigan 62 Rec, 985 Yds, 15.9 Avg, 19 TD
1990 Ty Detmer Brigham Young 361 Cmp, 562 Att, 5188 Yds, 41 TD, 28 Int
1989 Anthony Thompson Indiana 358 Att, 1793 Yds, 5.0 Avg, 24 TD
1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State 344 Att, 2628 Yds, 7.6 Avg, 37 TD
1987 Don McPherson Syracuse 129 Cmp, 229 Att, 2341 Yds, 22 TD, 11 Int
1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami (FL) 175 Cmp, 276 Att, 2557 Yds, 26 TD, 9 Int
1985 Chuck Long Iowa 231 Cmp, 351 Att, 2978 Yds, 26 TD, 15 Int
1984 Doug Flutie* Boston College 246 Cmp, 423 Att, 3634 Yds, 30 TD, 13 Int
1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska 275 Att, 2148 Yds, 7.8 Avg, 29 TD
1982 Herschel Walker Georgia 335 Att, 1752 Yds, 5.2 Avg, 16 TD
1981 Marcus Allen* Southern California 433 Att, 2427 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 22 TD
1980 Hugh Green Pittsburgh
1979 Charles White* Southern California 332 Att, 2050 Yds, 6.2 Avg, 19 TD
1978 Chuck Fusina Penn State 137 Cmp, 242 Att, 1859 Yds, 11 TD, 12 Int
1977 Ross Browner Notre Dame
1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh 370 Att, 2150 Yds, 5.8 Avg, 22 TD
1975 Archie Griffin* Ohio State 262 Att, 1450 Yds, 5.5 Avg, 4 TD
1974 Steve Joachim Temple 128 Cmp, 221 Att, 1950 Yds, 20 TD, 13 Int
1973 John Cappelletti Penn State 286 Att, 1522 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 17 TD
1972 Brad Van Pelt Michigan State
1971 Ed Marinaro Cornell 356 Att, 1881 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 24 TD
1970 Jim Plunkett* Stanford 211 Cmp, 388 Att, 2980 Yds, 19 TD, 19 Int
1969 Mike Reid Penn State
1968 O.J. Simpson* Southern California 383 Att, 1880 Yds, 4.9 Avg, 23 TD
1967 Gary Beban UCLA 87 Cmp, 156 Att, 1359 Yds, 8 TD, 7 Int
1966 Jim Lynch Notre Dame
1965 Tommy Nobis Texas
1964 Glenn Ressler Penn State
1963 Roger Staubach* Navy 128 Cmp, 192 Att, 1702 Yds, 7 TD, 7 Int
1962 Terry Baker Oregon State 112 Cmp, 203 Att, 1738 Yds, 15 TD, 5 Int
1961 Bob Ferguson Ohio State 202 Att, 938 Yds, 4.6 Avg, 11 TD
1960 Joe Bellino Navy 168 Att, 834 Yds, 5.0 Avg
1959 Richie Lucas Penn State 58 Cmp, 117 Att, 913 Yds, 5 TD, 8 Int
1958 Pete Dawkins Army 78 Att, 428 Yds, 5.5 Avg, 0 TD
1957 Bob Reifsnyder Navy
1956 Tommy McDonald Oklahoma 119 Att, 853 Yds, 7.2 Avg, 12 TD
1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State
1954 Ron Beagle Navy
1953 John Lattner Notre Dame
1952 John Lattner Notre Dame
1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton 77 Cmp, 123 Att, 966 Yds, 13 TD, 5 Int
1950 Reds Bagnell Pennsylvania
1949 Leon Hart Notre Dame 19 Rec, 257 Yds, 13.5 Avg, 5 TD
1948 Chuck Bednarik Pennsylvania
1947 Doak Walker Southern Methodist
1946 Charley Trippi Georgia
1945 Doc Blanchard Army 101 Att, 722 Yds, 7.1 Avg, 16 TD
1944 Glenn Davis Army 58 Att, 667 Yds, 11.5 Avg, 14 TD
1943 Bob Odell Pennsylvania
1942 Paul Governali Columbia
1941 Bill Dudley Virginia
1940 Tom Harmon Michigan 43 Cmp, 94 Att, 506 Yds, 6 TD, 11 Int
1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa 106 Att, 374 Yds, 3.5 Avg, 5 TD
1938 Davey O'Brien Texas Christian 93 Cmp, 167 Att, 1509 Yds, 19 TD, 4 Int
1937 Clint Frank Yale