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Chic Harley Award
Awarded for College Football Player of the Year
Presented by Touchdown Club of Columbus
Country United States
Location Columbus, Ohio
First awarded 1955
Currently held by Colt McCoy
Official Website

The Chic Harley Award is presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus to the College Football Player of the Year. The winner is selected by a committee of college football coaches, and is named after Ohio State All-America football legend, Chic Harley. It was first presented to Ohio State's Howard "Hopalong" Cassady in 1955. It is longest-standing award of the Touchdown Club of Columbus, which also awards the Sammy Baugh Trophy and the Archie Griffin Award.


Past winners

Year Player School
1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State
1956 Paul Hornung Notre Dame
1957 John David Crow Texas A&M
1958 Billy Cannon LSU
1959 Billy Cannon LSU
1960 Joe Bellino Navy
1961 Ernie Davis Syracuse
1962 Terry Baker Oregon State
1963 Roger Staubach Navy
1964 Bob Timberlake Michigan
1965 Mike Garrett USC
1966 Steve Spurrier Florida
1967 Gary Beban UCLA
1968 O.J. Simpson USC
1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma
1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford
1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn
1972 John Rodgers Nebraska
1973 John Cappelletti Penn State
1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State
1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh
1977 Earl Campbell Texas
1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma
1979 Charles White USC
1980 George Rogers South Carolina
1981 Marcus Allen USC
1982 Herschel Walker Georgia
1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska
1984 Doug Flutie Boston College
1985 Bo Jackson Auburn
1986 Jim Harbaugh Michigan
1987 Chris Spielman Ohio State
1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State
1989 Anthony Thompson Indiana
1990 Greg Lewis Washington
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan
1992 Gino Torretta Miami
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado
1995 Eddie George Ohio State
1996 Troy Davis Iowa State
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan
1998 Ricky Williams Texas
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin
2000 Josh Heupel Oklahoma
2001 Ken Dorsey Miami
2002 Ken Dorsey Miami
2003 Larry Fitzgerald Pittsburgh
2004 Reggie Bush USC
2005 Reggie Bush USC
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State
2007 Tim Tebow Florida
2008 Sam Bradford Oklahoma
2009 Colt McCoy Texas

Winners by school

School Winners
Ohio State 6
Oklahoma 4
Michigan 4
Texas 3
Miami 3
Nebraska 2
Notre Dame 1
Florida 1
Florida State 1
Navy 2
Georgia 1
Auburn 1
Texas A&M University 1
Boston College 1
Syracuse 1
Oregon State 1
Pittsburgh 1
Oklahoma State 1
Stanford 1
Wisconsin 1
Colorado 1
Indiana 1
Iowa State 1
Penn State 1
Washington 1
South Carolina 1

See also

External links

College football awards
BEST PLAYER awards: Heisman Memorial Trophy (1935) • Maxwell Award (1937) • SN Player of the Year (1942) • Chic Harley Award (1955) •
Walter Camp Award (1967) • AP Player of the Year (1998) • Archie Griffin Award (1999)
Bill Willis Trophy (defensive lineman)
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Defenseman)
Chuck Bednarik Award (Defenseman)
Dave Rimington Trophy (Center)
Davey O'Brien Award (Quarterback)
Dick Butkus Award (Linebacker)
Doak Walker Award (Running back)
Fred Biletnikoff Award (Wide receiver)
Freshman of the Year
Jack Lambert Trophy (linebacker)
Jack Tatum Trophy (defensive back)
Jim Brown Trophy (running back)
Jim Parker Trophy (offensive lineman)
Jim Thorpe Award (Defensive back)
College Football Performance Awards (Various positions)
John Mackey Award (Tight end)
Johnny Unitas Award (Senior quarterback)
Lombardi Award (Lineman/linebacker)
Lott Trophy (Defenseman)
Lou Groza Award (Placekicker)
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (Student-athlete)
Manning Award (Quarterback)
Outland Trophy (Interior lineman)
Paul Warfield Trophy (wide receiver)
Quarterback of the Year
Ray Guy Award (Punter)
Sammy Baugh Trophy (Quarterback)
Ted Hendricks Award (Defensive end)
Tight End of the Year
William V. Campbell Trophy (Student-athlete)
Wuerffel Trophy (Humanitarian-athlete)
COACHING: AFCA Coach of the Year (1935) • Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (1957) • SN Coach of the Year (1963) • Walter Camp Coach of the Year (1967) •
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year (1976) • Woody Hayes Trophy (1977) • Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year (1986) •
George Munger Award (1989) • Home Depot Coach of the Year (1994) • AP Coach of the Year (1998) • Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award (2006) •
Broyles Assistant Coach of the YearAFCA Assistant Coach of the Year
DIVISION I FCS awards: Walter Payton Award (Div. I FCS offensive player) • Buck Buchanan Award (Div. I FCS defenseman)
Eddie Robinson Award (Div. I FCS coach)
CONFERENCE awards: Big 12 awardsBig East awardsBig Ten awards (MVP) • MAC awardsPac-10 awardsSEC awards
OTHER DIVISIONS / ASSOCIATIONS: Harlon Hill Trophy (Div. II) • Gagliardi Trophy (Div. III) • Melberger Award (Div. III) • Rawlings Award (NAIA)
MOST INSPIRATIONAL individual or team: Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award
HALL OF FAME: College Football Hall of Fame


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