NAIA Football Player of the Year Award

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NAIA Football Player of the Year Award
Given forBest college football player in the NAIA
LocationVaries (currently Grambling, Louisiana)
CountryUnited States
First award1997
Most recentCharles Salary, Marian (IN)

The Rawlings-NAIA Football Player of the Year is an award sponsored by Rawlings. This prize is awarded annually to the best college football player in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.


Year Name Team Position Class
1997 Bo Hurley Findlay (OH) QB Senior
1998 Jack Williams Azusa Pacific (CA) RB Junior
1999 Eddie Eviston Georgetown (KY) QB Sophomore
2000 Eddie Eviston Georgetown(KY) QB Junior
2001 Eddie Eviston Georgetown (KY) QB Senior
2002 Nick Kortan Sioux Falls (SD) RB Senior
2003 Tyler Emmert Carroll (MT) QB Sophomore
2004 Cory Jacquay Saint Francis (IN) RB Junior
2005 Tyler Emmert Carroll (MT) QB Senior
2006 Brian Kurtz Saint Francis (IN) LB Senior
2007 Chad Cavender Sioux Falls (SD) QB Senior
2008 Owen Koeppen Carroll (MT) LB Senior
2009 Lorenzo Brown Sioux Falls (SD) QB Senior
2010 Jon Ryan Sioux Falls (SD) WR Senior
2011 Chance Demarais Carroll (MT) RB Junior
2012 Jimmy Coy Saint Xavier (IL) QB Senior
2013 Kyle Schuck Morningside (IA) WR Senior
2014 Austin Dodge Southern Oregon QB Senior
2015 Ryan Kasdorf Morningside (IA) QB Senior
2016 Logan Brettell[1] Baker (KS) QB Junior
2017 Nick Ferrer[2] Saint Francis (IN) QB Senior
2018 Trent Solsma Morningside (IA) QB Senior
2019 Charles Salary Marian (IN) RB Senior

Winners by team[edit]

Team Winners Years
Carroll 4 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011
Sioux Falls 4 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010
Georgetown 3 1999, 2000, 2001
Morningside 3 2013, 2015, 2018
Saint Francis 3 2004, 2006, 2017
Azusa Pacific 1 1998
Baker 1 2016
Findlay 1 1997
Marian 1 2019
Saint Xavier 1 2012
Southern Oregon 1 2014