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Maxwell Award History
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01/07/2014
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Each year the Maxwell Football Club presents the Maxwell Award for the College Player of the Year. This award is presented in honor of Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell, legendary college player, official and sports columnist. Voters for the Maxwell College Awards are NCAA Head College Football Coaches, members of the Maxwell Football Club & sportswriters and sportscasters from across the country.

1937 -- Clint Frank, Yale
1938 -- O'Brien, Texas Christian
1939 -- Nile Kinnick, Iowa
1940 -- Tom Harmon, Michigan
1941 -- Bill Dudley, Virginia
1942 -- Paul Governali, Columbia
1943 -- Bob Odell, Penn
1944 -- Glenn Davis, Army
1945 -- Felix "Doc" Blanchard, Army
1946 -- Charlie Trippi, Georgia
1947 -- Doak Walker, SMU
1948 -- Chuck Bednarik, Penn
1949 -- Leon Hart, Notre Dame
1950 -- Francis "Reds" Bagnell, Penn
1951 -- Dick Kazmaier, Princeton
1952 -- Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame
1953 -- Johnny Lattner, Notre Dame
1954 -- Ron Beagle, Navy
1955 -- Howard Cassady, Ohio State
1956 -- Tommy McDonald, Oklahoma
1957 -- Bob Reifsnyder, Navy
1958 -- Pete Dawkins, Army
1959 -- Richie Lucas, Penn State
1960 -- Joe Bellino, Navy
1961 -- Bob Ferguson, Ohio State
1962 -- Terry Baker, Oregon State
1963 -- Roger Staubach, Navy
1964 -- Glenn Ressler, Penn State
1965 -- Tommy Nobis, Texas
1966 -- Jim Lynch, Notre Dame
1967 -- Gary Beban, UCLA
1968 -- O.J. Simpson, USC
1969 -- Mike Reid, Penn State
1970 -- Jim Plunkett, Stanford
1971 -- Ed Marinaro, Cornell
1972 -- Brad Van Pelt, Michigan State
1973 -- John Cappelletti, Penn State
1974 -- Steve Joachim, Temple
1975 -- Archie Griffin, Ohio State
1976 -- Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh
1977 -- Ross Browner, Notre Dame
1978 -- Chuck Fusina, Penn State
1979 -- Charles White, USC
1980 -- Hugh Green, Pittsburgh
1981 -- Marcus Allen, USC
1982 -- Herschel Walker, Georgia
1983 -- Mike Rozier, Nebraska
1984 -- Doug Flutie, Boston College
1985 -- Chuck Long, Iowa
1986 -- Vinny Testaverde, Miami
1987 -- Don McPherson, Syracuse
1988 -- Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State
1989 -- Anthony Thompson, Indiana
1990 -- Ty Detmer, Brigham Young
1991 -- Desmond Howard, Michigan
1992 -- Gino Torretta, Miami
1993 -- Charlie Ward, Florida St.
1994 -- Kerry Collins, Penn State
1995 -- Eddie George, Ohio State
1996 -- Danny Wuerffel, Florida
1997 -- Peyton Manning, Tennessee
1998 -- Ricky Williams, Texas
1999 -- Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
2000 -- Drew Brees, Purdue
2001 -- Ken Dorsey, Miami
2002 -- Larry Johnson, Penn State
2003 -- Eli Manning, Mississippi
2004 -- Jason White, Oklahoma
2005 -- Vince Young, Texas
2006 -- Brady Quinn, Notre Dame
2007 -- Tim Tebow, Florida
2008 -- Tim Tebow, Florida
2009 -- Colt McCoy, Texas
2010 -- Cam Newton, Auburn
2011 -- Andrew Luck, Stanford
2012  -- Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
2013 -- AJ McCarron, Alabama

Maxwell Award Finalists (1937-present)
Tommie Frazier, 1995 (Quarterback, 1992-95, Bradenton, Fla.)
Eric Crouch, 2001 (Quarterback, 1998-2001, Omaha, Neb.)

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