Maxwell Award

The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the College Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club. This award is presented in honor of Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell, legendary college player, official and sports columnist.


Other Resources

Maxwell Award Official Home Page

As members of the Maxwell Football Club, the College Football America staff votes on the Maxwell Award.



List of Winners

YearWinnerSchoolPOSCL
2016Lamar JacksonLouisvilleQBSO
2015Derrick HenryAlabamaRBJR
2014Marcus MariotaOregonQBHB
2013AJ McCarronAlabamaQBSR
2012Manti Te'oNotre DameLBSR
2011Andrew LuckStanfordQBSR
2010Cam NewtonAuburnQBJR
2009Colt McCoyTexasRBSR
2008Tim TebowFloridaQBJR
2007Tim TebowFloridaQBSO
2006Brady QuinnNotre DameQBSR
2005Vince YoungTexasQBJR
2004Jason WhiteOklahomaQBSR
2003Eli ManningOle MissQBSR
2002Larry JohnsonPenn StateRBSR
2001Ken DorseyMiami (FL)QBJR
2000Drew BreesPurdueQBSR
1999Ron DayneWisconsinRBSR
1998Ricky WilliamsTexasRBSR
1997Peyton ManningTennesseeQBSR
1996Danny WuerffelFloridaQBSR
1995Eddie GeorgeOhio StateRBSR
1994Kerry CollinsPenn StateQBSR
1993Charlie WardFlorida StateQBSR
1992Gino TorettaMiami (FL)QBSR
1991Desmond HowardMichiganWR/PRJR
1990Ty DetmerBYUQBJR
1989Anthony ThompsonIndianaRBSR
1988Barry SandersOklahoma StateRBJR
1987Don McPhersonSyracuseQBSR
1986Vinny TestaverdeMiami (FL)QBSR
1985Chuck LongIowaQBSR
1984Doug FlutieBoston CollegeQBSR
1983Mike RozierNebraskaRBSR
1982Herschel WalkerGeorgiaRBJR
1981Marcus AllenUSCRBSR
1980Hugh GreenPittsburghDESR
1979Charles WhiteUSCRBSR
1978Chuck FusinaPenn StateQBSR
1977Ross BrownerNotre DameDESR
1976Tony DorsettPittsburghRBSR
1975Archie GriffinOhio StateRBSR
1974Steve JoachimTempleQBSR
1973John CappellettiPenn StateRBSR
1972Brad Van PeltMichigan StateDBSR
1971Ed MarinaroCornellRBSR
1970Jim PlunkettStanfordQBSR
1969Mike ReidPenn StateDTSR
1968O.J. SimpsonUSCHBSR
1967Gary BebanUCLAQBSR
1966Jim LynchNotre DameLBSR
1965Tommy NobisTexasLBSR
1964Glenn ResslerPenn StateOL/DLSR
1963Roger StaubachNavyQBJR
1962Terry BakerOregon StateQBSR
1961Bob FergusonOhio StateFBSR
1960Joe BellinoNavyHBSR
1959Richie LucasPenn StateQBSR
1958Pete DawkinsArmyHBSR
1957Bob ReifsnyderNavyDLJR
1956Tommy McDonaldOklahoma StateHBSR
1955Howard CassadyOhio StateHBSR
1954Ron BeagleNavyE/TEJR
1953Johnny LattnerNotre DameHBSR
1952Johnny LattnerNotre DameHBJR
1951Dick KazmaierPrincetonHBSR
1950Francis "Reds" BagnellPennsylvaniaHBSR
1949Leon HartNotre DameESR
1948Chuck BednarikPennsylvaniaLB/CSR
1947Doak WalkerSMUHBSO
1946Charles TrippiGeorgiaHBSR
1945Doc BlanchardArmyFBJR
1944Glenn DavisArmyHBSO
1943Bob OdellPennsylvaniaHBSR
1942Paul GovernaliColumbiaQBSR
1941Bill DudleyVirginiaHBSR
1940Tom HarmonMichiganHBSR
1939Nile KinnickIowaQBSR
1938Davey O'BrienTCUQBSR
1937Clint FrankYaleHBSR