Associated Press College Football Player of the Year

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Associated Press College Football Player of the Year Award
Awarded for the most outstanding collegiate football player in the country
Country United States
Presented by Associated Press
First awarded 1998
Currently held by Lamar Jackson, Louisville

The Associated Press College Football Player of the Year award has been awarded annually since 1998 to the most outstanding collegiate football player in the country. The winner is chosen by a vote of AP sportswriters and sports editors from throughout the country.

Winners[edit]

Season Player Position School Ref
1998 Ricky Williams RB Texas
1999 Ron Dayne RB Wisconsin
2000 Josh Heupel QB Oklahoma
2001 Rex Grossman QB Florida [1]
2002 Brad Banks QB Iowa [2]
2003 Jason White QB Oklahoma [3]
2004 Matt Leinart QB Southern California [4]
2005 Reggie Bush RB Southern California [5]
2006 Troy Smith QB Ohio State [6]
2007 Tim Tebow QB Florida [7]
2008 Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma [8]
2009 Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska [9]
2010 Cam Newton QB Auburn [10]
2011 Robert Griffin III QB Baylor [11]
2012 Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
2013 Jameis Winston QB Florida State [12]
2014 Marcus Mariota QB Oregon [13]
2015 Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford [14]
2016 Lamar Jackson QB Louisville [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grossman: AP Player of the Year". Tulsa World. December 6, 2001. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Iowa's Banks wins AP Player of Year honors". USA Today. December 9, 2002. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "White Takes Ap Player Of The Year". Orlando Sentinel. December 11, 2003. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Leinart adds AP top honor to Heisman". Deseret News. December 24, 2004. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Thrilling Bush is AP Player of the Year". USA Today. December 19, 2005. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Buckeyes' Smith named AP Player of the Year". ESPN. December 19, 2006. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Florida QB Tim Tebow wins AP Player of the year". USA Today. December 18, 2007. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Oklahoma's Bradford named AP Player of the Year". USA Today. December 23, 2008. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Nebraska's Suh is first defender selected as AP player of year". USA Today. December 22, 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Newton named AP Player of the Year". NCAA. December 22, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Baylor's Griffin is AP player of the year". CNSNews.com. December 21, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Seminoles QB Winston named AP player of the year". Associated Press. December 24, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Oregon's Marcus Mariota is AP player of year". Associated Press. December 23, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey wins AP player of the year". Associated Press. December 22, 2015. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Lamar Jackson voted AP college football Player of the Year". Associated Press. December 14, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2017.