Chicago Tribune Silver Football

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Chicago Tribune Silver Football
Given forMost Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference
LocationChicago, Illinois
CountryUnited States
Presented byChicago Tribune
First award1924
Most recentDwayne Haskins, Ohio State

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.[1] The award has been presented annually since 1924, when Red Grange of Illinois was the award's first recipient.[1]

The winner of the Silver Football is determined by a vote of Big Ten head football coaches.[1] Each coach submits a two-player ballot with a first and second choice, and coaches cannot vote for players on their own team.[1] The first-place vote receives two points and the second-place vote receives one point.[1]

Coaches and media of the Big Ten also make annual selections for additional individual honors.


See footnote[1]

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners
Ohio State 20
Michigan 17
Iowa 10
Wisconsin 9
Illinois 7
Indiana 7
Minnesota 6
Purdue 6
Northwestern 5
Penn State 5
Michigan State 3
Chicago 2
Maryland 0
Nebraska 0
Rutgers 0

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f 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.
  2. ^ "Dick Butkus Named MVP By Tribune". Freeport Journal-Standard. December 23, 1963. p. 13. Retrieved June 24, 2017 – via