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Silver Anniversary Awards
Awarded for the top collegiate football player
Presented by Sporting News
Country United States
First awarded 1942
Currently held by Mark Ingram

Beginning in 1942 The Sporting News, now known as Sporting News, awarded the top collegiate football player its own award.[1] The publication picked players that often were not seriously considered by the Downtown Athletic Club, who voted on the Heisman Trophy, such as underclassman or defensive players. In 2009, the Sporting News announced on Thursday, December 17 Mark Ingram[2] of Alabama as college football player of the year.

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TSN Player of the Year

Year Winner, School
1942 Frank Sinwich, Georgia
1943 Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame
1944 Les Horvath, Ohio State
1945 Felix Blanchard, Army
1946 Glenn Davis, Army
1947 John Lujack, Notre Dame
1948 Doak Walker, Southern Methodist
1949 Leon Hart, Notre Dame
1950 Vic Janowicz, Ohio State
1951 Dick Kazmaier, Princeton
1952 Billy Vessels, Oklahoma
1953 John Lattner, Notre Dame
1954 Howard Cassady, Ohio State
1955 Howard Cassady, Ohio State
1956 Tommy McDonald, Oklahoma
1957 John David Crow, Texas A&M
1958 Billy Cannon, Louisiana State
1959 Billy Cannon, Louisiana State
1960 Joe Bellino, Navy
1961 Bob Ferguson, Ohio State
1962 Terry Baker, Oregon State
1963 Roger Staubach, Navy
1964 Dick Butkus, Illinois
1965 Donny Anderson, Texas Tech
1965 Jim Grabowski, Illinois
1966 Steve Spurrier, Florida
1967 Gary Beban, UCLA
1968 O.J. Simpson, Southern California
1969 Steve Owens, Oklahoma
1970 Jim Plunkett, Stanford
1971 Ed Marinaro, Cornell
1971 Pat Sullivan, Auburn
1972 Bert Jones, Louisiana State
1973 John Hicks, Ohio 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, Southern California
1980 Hugh Green, Pittsburgh
1981 Marcus Allen, Southern California
1982 Herschel Walker, Georgia
1983 Mike Rozier, Nebraska
1984 Doug Flutie, Boston
1985 Bo Jackson, Auburn
1986 Vinny Testaverde, Miami (Fla.)
1987 Tim Brown, Notre Dame
1988 Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State
1989 Darian Hagan, Colorado
1990 Raghib Ismail, Notre Dame
1991 Desmond Howard, Michigan
1992 Marvin Jones, Florida State
1993 Charlie Ward, Florida State
1994 Rashaan Salaam, Colorado
1995 Tommy Frazier, Nebraska
1996 Danny Wuerffel, Florida
1997 Charles Woodson, Michigan
1998 Ricky Williams, Texas
1999 Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
2000 Chris Weinke, Florida State
2001 Eric Crouch, Nebraska
2002 Carson Palmer, Southern California
2003 Jason White, Oklahoma
2004 Alex Smith, Utah
2005 Reggie Bush, Southern California
2006 Troy Smith, Ohio State
2007 Tim Tebow, Florida
2008 Graham Harrell, Texas Tech; Sam Bradford, Oklahoma; Colt McCoy, Texas
2009 Mark Ingram, Alabama

Winners by school

School Winners
Ohio State 9
Oklahoma 6
Notre Dame 6
USC 5
Nebraska 3
Florida 3
Texas 3
Florida State 3
LSU 3
Georgia 2
Navy 2
Michigan 2
Army 2
Illinois 2
Colorado 2
Auburn 2
Pittsburgh 2
Oklahoma State 1
Oregon State 1
Princeton 1
Miami 1
Texas A&M University 1
Boston College 1
SMU 1
Stanford 1
UCLA 1
Wisconsin 1
Cornell 1
Texas Tech 1
Alabama 1
Utah 1

See also

References


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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