Chicago Tribune Silver Football
|Chicago Tribune Silver Football|
|Awarded for||the college football player determined to be the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference|
|Presented by||Chicago Tribune|
|Currently held by||Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State Football|
The Chicago Tribune Silver Football is awarded by the Chicago Tribune to the college football player determined to be the best player from the Big Ten Conference. The award has been presented annually since 1924, when Red Grange of Illinois was the award's first recipient.
The winner of the Silver Football is determined by a vote of Big Ten head football coaches. Each coach submits a two-player ballot with a first and second choice, and coaches cannot vote for players on their own team. The first-place vote receives two points and the second-place vote receives one point.
Coaches and media of the Big Ten also make annual selections for additional individual honors.
- See footnote
Winners by school
- Rosenthal, Phil (December 3, 2009). "Chicago Tribune Silver Football, the Big Ten's MVP award, is headed to TV". Tower Ticker. Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2011-01-29.