Maxwell Award Winners

Player of the Year

Award Winners

  • * indicates bowl stats included
Award Winners Table
Year Player School Summary
2016Lamar JacksonLouisville230 Cmp, 409 Att, 3543 Yds, 30 TD, 9 Int
2015Derrick Henry*Alabama395 Att, 2219 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 28 TD
2014Marcus Mariota*Oregon304 Cmp, 445 Att, 4454 Yds, 42 TD, 4 Int
2013A.J. McCarron*Alabama226 Cmp, 336 Att, 3063 Yds, 28 TD, 7 Int
2012Manti Te'o*Notre Dame55 Solo, 58 Ast, 1.5 Sk, 7 Int
2011Andrew Luck*Stanford288 Cmp, 404 Att, 3517 Yds, 37 TD, 10 Int
2010Cam Newton*Auburn185 Cmp, 280 Att, 2854 Yds, 30 TD, 7 Int
2009Colt McCoy*Texas332 Cmp, 470 Att, 3521 Yds, 27 TD, 12 Int
2008Tim Tebow*Florida192 Cmp, 298 Att, 2746 Yds, 30 TD, 4 Int
2007Tim Tebow*Florida234 Cmp, 350 Att, 3286 Yds, 32 TD, 6 Int
2006Brady Quinn*Notre Dame289 Cmp, 467 Att, 3426 Yds, 37 TD, 7 Int
2005Vince Young*Texas212 Cmp, 325 Att, 3036 Yds, 26 TD, 10 Int
2004Jason White*Oklahoma255 Cmp, 390 Att, 3205 Yds, 35 TD, 9 Int
2003Eli Manning*Mississippi275 Cmp, 441 Att, 3600 Yds, 29 TD, 10 Int
2002Larry Johnson*Penn State271 Att, 2087 Yds, 7.7 Avg, 20 TD
2001Ken DorseyMiami (FL)184 Cmp, 318 Att, 2652 Yds, 23 TD, 9 Int
2000Drew Brees*Purdue309 Cmp, 512 Att, 3668 Yds, 26 TD, 12 Int
1999Ron DayneWisconsin337 Att, 2034 Yds, 6.0 Avg, 20 TD
1998Ricky WilliamsTexas361 Att, 2124 Yds, 5.9 Avg, 27 TD
1997Peyton ManningTennessee287 Cmp, 477 Att, 3819 Yds, 36 TD, 11 Int
1996Danny WuerffelFlorida207 Cmp, 360 Att, 3625 Yds, 39 TD, 13 Int
1995Eddie George*Ohio State328 Att, 1927 Yds, 5.9 Avg, 24 TD
1994Kerry CollinsPenn State176 Cmp, 264 Att, 2679 Yds, 21 TD, 7 Int
1993Charlie WardFlorida State264 Cmp, 380 Att, 3032 Yds, 27 TD, 4 Int
1992Gino TorrettaMiami (FL)228 Cmp, 402 Att, 3060 Yds, 19 TD, 7 Int
1991Desmond Howard*Michigan62 Rec, 985 Yds, 15.9 Avg, 19 TD
1990Ty DetmerBrigham Young361 Cmp, 562 Att, 5188 Yds, 41 TD, 28 Int
1989Anthony ThompsonIndiana358 Att, 1793 Yds, 5.0 Avg, 24 TD
1988Barry SandersOklahoma State344 Att, 2628 Yds, 7.6 Avg, 37 TD
1987Don McPhersonSyracuse129 Cmp, 229 Att, 2341 Yds, 22 TD, 11 Int
1986Vinny TestaverdeMiami (FL)175 Cmp, 276 Att, 2557 Yds, 26 TD, 9 Int
1985Chuck LongIowa231 Cmp, 351 Att, 2978 Yds, 26 TD, 15 Int
1984Doug Flutie*Boston College246 Cmp, 423 Att, 3634 Yds, 30 TD, 13 Int
1983Mike RozierNebraska275 Att, 2148 Yds, 7.8 Avg, 29 TD
1982Herschel WalkerGeorgia335 Att, 1752 Yds, 5.2 Avg, 16 TD
1981Marcus Allen*Southern California433 Att, 2427 Yds, 5.6 Avg, 22 TD
1980Hugh Green*Pittsburgh
1979Charles White*Southern California332 Att, 2050 Yds, 6.2 Avg, 19 TD
1978Chuck FusinaPenn State137 Cmp, 242 Att, 1859 Yds, 11 TD, 12 Int
1977Ross BrownerNotre Dame
1976Tony DorsettPittsburgh370 Att, 2150 Yds, 5.8 Avg, 22 TD
1975Archie Griffin*Ohio State262 Att, 1450 Yds, 5.5 Avg, 4 TD
1974Steve JoachimTemple128 Cmp, 221 Att, 1950 Yds, 20 TD, 13 Int
1973John CappellettiPenn State286 Att, 1522 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 17 TD
1972Brad Van PeltMichigan State
1971Ed MarinaroCornell356 Att, 1881 Yds, 5.3 Avg, 24 TD
1970Jim Plunkett*Stanford211 Cmp, 388 Att, 2980 Yds, 19 TD, 19 Int
1969Mike ReidPenn State
1968O.J. Simpson*Southern California383 Att, 1880 Yds, 4.9 Avg, 23 TD
1967Gary BebanUCLA87 Cmp, 156 Att, 1359 Yds, 8 TD, 7 Int
1966Jim LynchNotre Dame
1965Tommy NobisTexas
1964Glenn ResslerPenn State
1963Roger Staubach*Navy128 Cmp, 192 Att, 1702 Yds, 7 TD, 7 Int
1962Terry BakerOregon State112 Cmp, 203 Att, 1738 Yds, 15 TD, 5 Int
1961Bob FergusonOhio State202 Att, 938 Yds, 4.6 Avg, 11 TD
1960Joe BellinoNavy168 Att, 834 Yds, 5.0 Avg
1959Richie LucasPenn State58 Cmp, 117 Att, 913 Yds, 5 TD, 8 Int
1958Pete DawkinsArmy78 Att, 428 Yds, 5.5 Avg, 5 TD
1957Bob Reifsnyder*Navy
1956Tommy McDonaldOklahoma119 Att, 853 Yds, 7.2 Avg, 12 TD
1955Howard CassadyOhio State
1954Ron BeagleNavy
1953John LattnerNotre Dame
1952John LattnerNotre Dame
1951Dick KazmaierPrinceton77 Cmp, 123 Att, 966 Yds, 13 TD, 5 Int
1950Reds BagnellPennsylvania
1949Leon HartNotre Dame19 Rec, 257 Yds, 13.5 Avg, 5 TD
1948Chuck BednarikPennsylvania
1947Doak WalkerSouthern Methodist
1946Charley TrippiGeorgia
1945Doc BlanchardArmy101 Att, 722 Yds, 7.1 Avg, 16 TD
1944Glenn DavisArmy58 Att, 667 Yds, 11.5 Avg, 14 TD
1943Bob OdellPennsylvania
1942Paul GovernaliColumbia
1941Bill DudleyVirginia
1940Tom HarmonMichigan43 Cmp, 94 Att, 506 Yds, 6 TD, 11 Int
1939Nile KinnickIowa106 Att, 374 Yds, 3.5 Avg, 5 TD
1938Davey O'BrienTexas Christian93 Cmp, 167 Att, 1509 Yds, 19 TD, 4 Int
1937Clint FrankYale
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