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The Mid-American Conference football awards are given annually by the Mid-American Conference (MAC) at the conclusion of each college football season. The conference gives out a total of five awards, the Offensive, Defensive, and Freshman Players of the Year, the Coach of the Year, and the Vern Smith Leadership Award, which is given to the league's MVP in that season. The Vern Smith Award is selected by a vote of the coaches in the MAC while the remaining awards are selected by the MAC News Media Association.[ref 1]

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Offensive Player of the Year

Byron Leftwich is one of the few multiple Offensive POTY award winners. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009.
Nate Davis led the Ball State Cardinals to an undefeated regular season in 2008, earning him the Offensive POTY award in that year.

Winners

Season Player Team Position
1965 Asbury, WillieWillie Asbury Kent State
1966 Matte, BruceBruce Matte Miami
1967 Schneider, JohnJohn Schneider Toledo
1968 Bryant, ClevelClevel Bryant Ohio
1969 Ealey, ChuckChuck Ealey Toledo
1970 Ealey, ChuckChuck Ealey (2) Toledo
1971* Ealey, ChuckChuck Ealey (3) Toledo
1971* Villapiano, PhilPhil Villapiano Bowling Green
1972 Hitchens, BobBob Hitchens Miami
1973 Miles, PaulPaul Miles Bowling Green
1974 Swick, GeneGene Swick Toledo
1975 Swick, GeneGene Swick (2) Toledo
1976 Persell, JeromeJerome Persell Western Michigan
1977 Persell, JeromeJerome Persell (2) Western Michigan
1978* Persell, JeromeJerome Persell (3) Western Michigan
1978* Petzke, DaveDave Petzke Northern Illinois
1979 Hogeboom, GaryGary Hogeboom Central Michigan
1980 O'Connell, MarkMark O'Connell Ball State
1981 Shon, SamSam Shon Ohio
1982 Adams, CurtisCurtis Adams Central Michigan
1983 McClure, BrianBrian McClure Bowling Green
1984 McClure, BrianBrian McClure (2) Bowling Green
1985 McClure, BrianBrian McClure (3) Bowling Green
1986 Morris, TerryTerry Morris Miami
1987 Wilkerson, ErikErik Wilkerson Kent State
1988 Kimbrough, TonyTony Kimbrough Western Michigan
1989 Riley, DavidDavid Riley Ball State
1990 Bender, JeffJeff Bender Central Michigan
1991 White, ErikErik White Bowling Green
1992 White, ErikErik White (2) Bowling Green
1993 Neu, MikeMike Neu Ball State
1994 Pruitt, BrianBrian Pruitt Central Michigan
1995 Tait, WaseanWasean Tait Toledo
1996 Wilson, KareemKareem Wilson Ohio
1997 Moss, RandyRandy Moss Marshall
1998 Prentice, TravisTravis Prentice Miami
1999 Pennington, ChadChad Pennington Marshall
2000 Sanford, RobertRobert Sanford Western Michigan
2001 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich Marshall QB
2002 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich (2) Marshall QB
2003 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Miami QB
2004 Jacobs, OmarOmar Jacobs Bowling Green QB
2005 Jennings, GregGreg Jennings Western Michigan WR
2006 Wolfe, GarrettGarrett Wolfe Northern Illinois RB
2007 LeFevour, DanDan LeFevour Central Michigan QB
2008 Davis, NateNate Davis Ball State QB
2009 LeFevour, DanDan LeFevour (2) Central Michigan QB

Winners by school

School (First season) Wins Years
Bowling Green (1952) 8 1971, 1973, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 2004
Toledo (1952) 7 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1995
Central Michigan (1975) 6 1979, 1982, 1990, 1994, 2007, 2009
Western Michigan (1948) 6 1976, 1977, 1978, 1988, 2000, 2005
Miami (1948) 5 1966, 1972, 1986, 1998, 2003
Ball State (1975) 4 1980, 1989, 1993, 2008
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 4 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002
Ohio (1947) 3 1968, 1981, 1996
Kent State (1951) 2 1965, 1987
Northern Illinois (1975) 2 1978, 2006
Akron (1992) 0
Buffalo (1999) 0
Eastern Michigan (1976) 0
Temple (2007) 0
Butler[note 2] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 3] (1947) 0
Central Florida[note 4] (2002) 0

Defensive Player of the Year

Larry English won the Defensive POTY award in 2008. He also won the Vern Davis award in that same year.

Winners

Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has won
Year* Co-Award Winners
Position Key
DE Defensive End DT Defensive Tackle LB Linebacker S Safety
Season Player School Position
1965 Rowe, BobBob Rowe Western Michigan
1966 Rowe, BobBob Rowe (2) Western Michigan
1967 Beutler, TomTom Beutler Toledo
1968 Babich, BobBob Babich Miami
1969 Green, JoeJoe Green Bowling Green
1970 Adams, DickDick Adams Miami
1971 Long, MelMel Long Toledo
1972 Lambert, JackJack Lambert Kent State
1973 Cousino, BradBrad Cousino Miami
1974 Cousino, BradBrad Cousino (2) Miami
1975 Suggs, ShaferShafer Suggs Ball State
1976 Bivins, AaronAaron Bivins Toledo
1977 Glowik, JackJack Glowik Miami
1978 Kremer, KenKen Kremer Ball State
1979 Lewandowski, FrankFrank Lewandowski Northern Illinois
1980* McCormick, KentKent McCormick Miami
1980* Terra, MikeMike Terra Northern Illinois
1981 Zupancic, JohnJohn Zupancic Miami
1982 Bentley, RayRay Bentley Central Michigan
1983 Pillman, BrianBrian Pillman Miami
1984 Brandon, MarkMark Brandon Toledo
1985 Offerdahl, JohnJohn Offerdahl Western Michigan
1986 Garalczyk, MarkMark Garalczyk Western Michigan
1987 Garnica, GregGreg Garnica Ball State
1988 Garnica, GregGreg Garnica (2) Ball State
1989 Garnica, GregGreg Garnica (3) Ball State
1990 Mulhearn, SeanSean Mulhearn Western Michigan
1991 McMillan, CurtCurt McMillan Miami
1992 McMillan, CurtCurt McMillan (2) Miami
1993 Palko, VinceVince Palko Bowling Green
1994 Palko, VinceVince Palko (2) Bowling Green
1995 Williams, JohhnieJohhnie Williams Miami
1996 Maynard, BradBrad Maynard Ball State
1997 Armour, JoJuanJoJuan Armour Miami
1998 Armour, JoJuanJoJuan Armour (2) Miami
1999 Cohen, DustinDustin Cohen Miami
2000 Smith, DwightDwight Smith Akron
2001 Yates, MaxMax Yates Marshall
2002 Babin, JasonJason Babin Western Michigan
2003 Babin, JasonJason Babin (2) Western Michigan
2004 Goddard, JohnathanJohnathan Goddard Marshall
2005 Bazuin, DanDan Bazuin Central Michigan
2006 Ismail, AmeerAmeer Ismail Western Michigan
2007 Mullins, ClaytonClayton Mullins Miami
2008 English, LarryLarry English Northern Illinois
2009 Robinson, AdrianAdrian Robinson Temple

Winners by school

School (First season) Wins Years
Miami (1948) 15 1968, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007
Western Michigan (1948) 8 1965, 1966, 1985, 1986, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2006
Ball State (1975) 6 1975, 1978, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1996
Toledo (1952) 4 1967, 1971, 1976, 1984
Bowling Green (1952) 3 1969, 1993, 1994
Northern Illinois (1975) 3 1979, 1980, 2008
Central Michigan (1975) 2 1982, 2005
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 2 2001, 2004
Akron (1992) 1 2000
Kent State (1951) 1 1972
Temple (2007) 1 2009
Buffalo (1999) 0
Eastern Michigan (1976) 0
Ohio (1947) 0
Butler[note 2] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 3] (1947) 0
Central Florida[note 4] (2002) 0

Special Teams Player of the Year

Dave Zastudil is one of two two-time award winners. He shared the award with the other two-time winner, Steve Azar.
Justin McCareins, shown here playing for the Tennessee Titans, is one of three Northern Illinois players to win the award.

Winners

Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been selected
Year* Co-Award Winners
Position Key
K Placekicker KR Kick Returner P Punter PR Punt Returner
Season Player School Position
1998 Selent, BradBrad Selent Western Michigan
1999 Zastudil, DaveDave Zastudil Ohio
2000 McCareins, JustinJustin McCareins Northern Illinois
2001* Zastudil, DaveDave Zastudil (2) Ohio
2001* Azar, SteveSteve Azar Northern Illinois
2002 Sheldon, DanDan Sheldon Northern Illinois
2003 Azar, SteveSteve Azar (2) Northern Illinois
2004 Robinson, RyneRyne Robinson Miami
2005 Robbins, JasonJason Robbins Toledo
2006 Jackson, BrianBrian Jackson Ball State
2007 Kern, BrettBrett Kern Toledo
2008 Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown Central Michigan
2009 Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown (2) Central Michigan

Winners by school

School (First season) Wins Years
Northern Illinois (1975) 4 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Central Michigan (1975) 2 2008, 2009
Ohio (1947) 2 1999, 2001
Toledo (1952) 2 2005, 2007
Ball State (1975) 1 2006
Miami (1948) 1 2004
Western Michigan (1948) 1 1998
Akron (1992) 0
Bowling Green (1952) 0
Buffalo (1999) 0
Eastern Michigan (1976) 0
Kent State (1951) 0
Temple (2007) 0
Butler[note 2] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 3] (1947) 0
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 0
Central Florida[note 4] (2002) 0

Freshman Player of the Year

Ben Roethlisberger won the Freshman award in 2001. Today, his number 7 is retired at Miami University and he has led the Pittsburgh Steelers to two Super Bowl victories.
Tim Hiller, the 2005 winner, was one of NFL.com's Top 5 senior quarterback prospects in 2009.

The Freshman Player of the Year award was first given by the MAC after the 1982 football season. That year's winner, Brian McClure, won a slew of MAC accords, including Offensive Player of the Year three times, and the Vern Smith award twice. Ball State and Western Michigan are tied with the most awards, with players from each school winning five times.

Winners

Year* Co-Award Winners
Position Key
QB Quarterback RB Running Back TE Tight End WR Wide Receiver
DE Defensive End DT Defensive Tackle LB Linebacker S Safety
K Placekicker KR Kick Returner P Punter PR Punt Returner
Season Player School Position
1982 McClure, BrianBrian McClure Bowling Green
1983 Spielmaker, KellyKelly Spielmaker Western Michigan
1984 Genatempo, PetePete Genatempo Northern Illinois
1985 Taylor, MarshallMarshall Taylor Northern Illinois
1986 Young, PatrickPatrick Young Kent State
1987 Parmalee, BernieBernie Parmalee Ball State
1988 Bender, JeffJeff Bender Central Michigan
1989 Tayles, BradBrad Tayles Western Michigan
1990 Parker, TroyTroy Parker Toledo
1991 Norris, MorreyMorrey Norris Kent State
1992 McCullough, DelandDeland McCullough Miami
1993 Blair, MichaelMichael Blair Ball State
1994 Whatley, AstronAstron Whatley Kent State
1995 Massey III, SilasSilas Massey III Central Michigan
1996* Church, WaltWalt Church Eastern Michigan
1996* Lester, TimTim Lester Western Michigan
1997 Sanford, RobertRobert Sanford Western Michigan
1998 Gerling, KurtKurt Gerling Bowling Green
1999 Payne, BrandonBrandon Payne Akron
2000 Hill, TalmadgeTalmadge Hill Ball State
2001 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Miami
2002 Leeper, AaronAaron Leeper Buffalo
2003 Seymour, JerryJerry Seymour Central Michigan
2004 Givens, AdellAdell Givens Ball State
2005 Hiller, TimTim Hiller Western Michigan
2006 LeFevour, DanDan LeFevour Central Michigan
2007 Brown, AntonioAntonio Brown Central Michigan
2008 Baker, SeanSean Baker Ball State
2009 Pierce, BernardBernard Pierce Temple

Winners by school

School (First season) Wins Years
Ball State (1975) 5 1987, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2008
Western Michigan (1948) 5 1983, 1989, 1996, 1997, 2005
Kent State (1951) 3 1986, 1991, 1994
Bowling Green (1952) 2 1982, 1998
Central Michigan (1975) 2 2006, 2007
Miami (1948) 2 1992, 2001
Northern Illinois (1975) 2 1984, 1985
Akron (1992) 1 1999
Buffalo (1999) 1 2002
Eastern Michigan (1976) 1 1996
Temple (2007) 1 2009
Toledo (1952) 1 1990
Ohio (1947) 0
Butler[note 2] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 3] (1947) 0
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 0
Central Florida[note 4] (2002) 0

Vern Smith Leadership Award

Brad Maynard is the only special teams player to win the award.
Garrett Wolfe won the Vern Davis award in 2006 after setting many MAC rushing records.

The Vern Smith Leadership Award was started in 1982 by the Downtown Toledo Athletic Club. In that year, it was known as the Jefferson Award and the name was changed to honor the University of Toledo Athletic Director Vern Smith in 1987.[ref 2] The award is given to the top football player in the Mid-American Conference. Only four players have won the award multiple times, with the most recent winner, Larry English, being the only non-quarterback to win it. Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Marshall, and Northern Illinois are tied all-time with four awards in each school. The Vern Smith award is the only one voted on by the coaches, with the Coach of the Year, as well as the Players of the Year are selected by the media.

Winners

Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been selected
Year* Co-Award Winners
Position Key
QB Quarterback RB Running Back TE Tight End WR Wide Receiver
DE Defensive End DT Defensive Tackle LB Linebacker S Safety
K Placekicker KR Kick Returner P Punter PR Punt Returner
Season Player School Position
1982 Bentley, RayRay Bentley Central Michigan LB
1983 Tyrrell, TimTim Tyrrell Northern Illinois QB
1984 McClure, BrianBrian McClure Bowling Green QB
1985 McClure, BrianBrian McClure (2) Bowling Green QB
1986 Morris, TerryTerry Morris Miami QB
1987 Wilkerson, EricEric Wilkerson Kent State RB
1988 Kimbrough, TonyTony Kimbrough Western Michigan QB
1989 Riley, DavidDavid Riley Ball State QB
1990 Bender, JeffJeff Bender Central Michigan QB
1991 White, ErikErik White Bowling Green QB
1992 White, ErikErik White (2) Bowling Green QB
1993 Neu, MikeMike Neu Ball State QB
1994 Pruitt, BrianBrian Pruitt Central Michigan RB
1995 Tait, WaseanWasean Tait Toledo RB
1996 Maynard, BradBrad Maynard Ball State P
1997 Moss, RandyRandy Moss Marshall WR
1998 Prentice, TravisTravis Prentice Miami RB
1999 Pennington, ChadChad Pennington Marshall QB
2000 Sanford, RobertRobert Sanford Western Michigan RB
2001 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich Marshall QB
2002 Leftwich, ByronByron Leftwich (2) Marshall QB
2003 Roethlisberger, BenBen Roethlisberger Miami QB
2004 Frye, CharlieCharlie Frye Akron QB
2005* Gradkowski, BruceBruce Gradkowski Toledo QB
2005* Jennings, GregGreg Jennings Western Michigan WR
2006 Wolfe, GarrettGarrett Wolfe Northern Illinois RB
2007 English, LarryLarry English Northern Illinois DE
2008 English, LarryLarry English (2) Northern Illinois DE
2009 LeFevour, DanDan LeFevour Central Michigan QB

Winners by school

School (First season) Wins Years
Central Michigan (1975) 4 1982, 1990, 1994, 2009
Bowling Green (1952) 4 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 4 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002
Northern Illinois (1975) 4 1983, 2006, 2007, 2008
Ball State (1975) 3 1989, 1993, 1996
Miami (1948) 3 1986, 1998, 2003
Western Michigan (1948) 3 1988, 2000, 2005
Toledo (1952) 2 1995, 2005
Akron (1992) 1 2004
Kent State (1951) 1 1987
Buffalo (1999) 0
Eastern Michigan (1976) 0
Ohio (1947) 0
Temple (2007) 0
Butler[note 2] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 3] (1947) 0
Central Florida[note 4] (2002) 0

Coach of the Year

Bo Schembechler won the first MAC Coach of the Year award at Miami University.
Urban Meyer won the award in 2001 with Bowling Green, before coaching at Utah and Florida.

The MAC has awarded a Coach of the Year award every year since 1965. The first award went to Bo Schembechler of Miami University. Only one coach has won the award more than twice, with Frank Lauterbur winning the award in 1967, 1969, and 1970.[ref 3] Only two coaches has won the award beyond their tenth year of coaching. Bill Hess won the award in 1968 in his 11th year of coaching the Ohio Bobcats and Herb Deromedi won the award in 1990, his 13th year of coaching Central Michigan.[ref 4] Also, only one coach, Bill Mallory, has won the award coaching two separate teams. He first earned the award in 1973 while coaching Ohio University, and then won ten years later giving Northern Illinois their first Coach of the Year award. Toledo leads all schools with nine awards. Temple won their first award in 2009 when head coach Al Golden won his first MAC Coach of the Year award.[ref 1]

Winners

Coach (X) Denotes the number of times the coach has been selected
Season Coach School Year with School Record
1965 Bo Schembechler Miami 2nd 7–3 (5–1)
1966 Bill Doolittle Western Michigan 3rd 7–3 (5–1)
1967 Frank Lauterbur Toledo 5th 9–1 (5–1)
1968 Bill Hess Ohio 11th 10–1 (6–0)
1969 Frank Lauterbur (2) Toledo 7th 11–0 (5–0)
1970 Frank Lauterbur (3) Toledo 8th 12–0 (5–0)
1971 Jack Murphy Toledo 1st 12–0 (5–0)
1972 Don James Kent State 1st 6–5 (4–1)
1973 Bill Mallory Miami 5th 11–0 (5–0)
1974 Dick Crum Miami 1st 10–0–1 (5–0)
1975 Dave McClain Ball State 1st 9–2 (4–2)
1976 Elliot Uzelac Western Michigan 2nd 7–4 (6–3)
1977 Ed Schlebek Eastern Michigan 2nd 8–3 (4–3)
1978 Dwight Wallace Ball State 1st 10–1 (8–0)
1979 Chuck Stobart Toledo 3rd 7–3–1 (7–1–1)
1980 Herb Deromedi Central Michigan 3rd 9–2 (7–2)
1981 Chuck Stobart (2) Toledo 5th 9–3 (8–1)
1982 Denny Stolz Bowling Green 6th 7–5 (7–2)
1983 Bill Mallory (2) Northern Illinois 3rd 10–2 (8–1)
1984 Dan Simrell Toledo 3rd 9–2–1 (7–1–1)
1985 Denny Stolz (2) Bowling Green 9th 11–1 (9–0)
1986 Glen Mason Kent State 1st 5–6 (5–3)
1987 Jim Harkema Eastern Michigan 5th 10–2 (7–1)
1988 Al Molde Western Michigan 2nd 9–3 (7–1)
1989 Paul Schudel Ball State 5th 7–3–2 (6–1–1)
1990 Herb Deromedi (2) Central Michigan 13th 8–3–1 (7–1)
1991 Gary Blackney Bowling Green 1st 11–1–0 (8–0)
1992 Gary Blackney (2) Bowling Green 2nd 10–2 (8–0)
1993 Paul Schudel (2) Ball State 9th 8–3–1 (7–0–1)
1994 Dick Flynn Central Michigan 1st 9–3 (8–1)
1995 Gary Pinkel Toledo 5th 11–0–1 (7–0–1)
1996 Jim Grobe Ohio 2nd 6–6 (5–3)
1997 Gary Pinkel (2) Toledo 7th 9–3 (7–1)
1998 Bob Pruett Marshall 2nd 12–1 (7–1)
1999 Bob Pruett (2) Marshall 3rd 13–0 (8–0)
2000 Gary Darnell Western Michigan 4th 9–3 (7–1)
2001 Urban Meyer Bowling Green 1st 8–3 (5–3)
2002 Joe Novak Northern Illinois 6th 8–4 (7–1)
2003 Terry Hoeppner Miami 5th 13–1 (8–0)
2004 J.D. Brookhart Akron 1st 6–5 (6–2)
2005 Bill Cubit Western Michigan 1st 7–4 (5–3)
2006 Frank Solich Ohio 2nd 9–5 (7–1)
2007 Turner Gill Buffalo 2nd 5–7 (5–3)
2008 Brady Hoke Ball State 6th 12–2 (8–0)
2009 Golden, AlAl Golden Temple 3rd 9–3 (7–1)

Winners by school

School (First season) Wins Years
Toledo (1952) 9 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1979, 1871, 1984, 1995, 1997
Ball State (1975) 5 1975, 1978, 1989, 1993, 2008
Bowling Green (1952) 5 1982, 1985, 1991, 1991, 2001
Central Michigan (1975) 5 1980, 1990, 1994, 1977, 1987
Western Michigan (1948) 5 1966, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2005
Miami (1948) 4 1965, 1973, 1974, 2003
Ohio (1947) 3 1968, 1996, 2006
Eastern Michigan (1976) 2 1977, 1987
Kent State (1951) 2 1972, 1986
Marshall[note 1] (1954) 2 1988, 1999
Northern Illinois (1975) 2 1983, 2002
Akron (1992) 1 2004
Buffalo (1999) 1 2007
Temple (2007) 1 2009
Butler[note 2] (1947) 0
Cincinnati[note 3] (1947) 0
Central Florida[note 4] (2002) 0

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Marshall was a member of the MAC from 1953 to 1969 and again from 1997 to 2004. They left the conference following the 2004 season to become a member of Conference USA.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Butler was only a MAC member from 1944 to 1950. They currently play football in the Football Championship Subdivision of NCAA Division I.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Cincinnati left the Mid-American Conference following the 1953 season and is currently a member of the Big East.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Central Florida was only a member of the MAC from 2002 to 2005, when they left to become a member of Conference USA, along with Marshall.

References

  1. ^ a b Mid-American Conference (2009-12-02). "MAC Announces 2009 Post Season Awards". Press release. http://mac-sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9400&ATCLID=204842853. Retrieved 2009-12-03.  
  2. ^ "Vern Smith Leadership Award". 2009 MAC Football Record Book. Mid-American Conference. 2009-07-21. p. 104. http://admin.xosn.com/fls/9400/09FBGuide/History&Records.pdf. Retrieved 2009-12-02.  
  3. ^ "MAC Coaches of the Year". 2009 MAC Football Record Book. Mid-American Conference. 2009-07-21. pp. 101. http://admin.xosn.com/fls/9400/09FBGuide/History&Records.pdf. Retrieved 2009-12-02.  
  4. ^ "All-Time MAC Coaching Records". 2009 MAC Football Record Book. Mid-American Conference. 2009-07-21. p. 100–101. http://admin.xosn.com/fls/9400/09FBGuide/History&Records.pdf. Retrieved 2009-12-02.  


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)
INDIVIDUAL awards:
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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