Walter Camp Award

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Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
Walter Camp Foundation logo
Given forPlayer of the Year in college football
CountryUnited States
Presented byWalter Camp Football Foundation
First award1967
Most recentTua Tagovailoa, Alabama

The Walter Camp Player of the Year Award is given annually to the collegiate American football player of the year, as decided by a group of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I FBS head coaches and sports information directors under the auspices of the Walter Camp Football Foundation; the award is named for Walter Camp, an important and influential figure in the development of the sport. Three players have won the award twice: Colt McCoy of the University of Texas in 2008 and 2009, Archie Griffin of Ohio State in 1974 and 1975, and O. J. Simpson of USC in 1967 and 1968.


Year Winner Position School Ref
1967 O. J. Simpson Running back USC [1]
1968 [1]
1969 Steve Owens Running back Oklahoma
1970 Jim Plunkett Quarterback Stanford
1971 Pat Sullivan Quarterback Auburn
1972 Johnny Rodgers Running back Nebraska
1973 John Cappelletti Running back Penn State
1974 Archie Griffin Running back Ohio State
1976 Tony Dorsett Running back Pittsburgh
1977 Ken MacAfee Tight end Notre Dame
1978 Billy Sims Running back Oklahoma
1979 Charles White Running back USC
1980 Hugh Green Linebacker Pittsburgh
1981 Marcus Allen Running back USC
1982 Herschel Walker Running back Georgia
1983 Mike Rozier Running back Nebraska
1984 Doug Flutie Quarterback Boston College
1985 Bo Jackson Running back Auburn
1986 Vinny Testaverde Quarterback Miami (FL)
1987 Tim Brown Wide receiver Notre Dame
1988 Barry Sanders Running back Oklahoma State
1989 Anthony Thompson Running back Indiana [2]
1990 Raghib Ismail Wide receiver Notre Dame
1991 Desmond Howard Wide receiver Michigan
1992 Gino Torretta Quarterback Miami (FL)
1993 Charlie Ward Quarterback Florida State [3]
1994 Rashaan Salaam Running back Colorado
1995 Eddie George Running back Ohio State
1996 Danny Wuerffel Quarterback Florida
1997 Charles Woodson Cornerback Michigan
1998 Ricky Williams Running back Texas
1999 Ron Dayne Running back Wisconsin
2000 Josh Heupel Quarterback Oklahoma [4]
2001 Eric Crouch Quarterback Nebraska [5]
2002 Larry Johnson Running back Penn State
2003 Larry Fitzgerald Wide receiver Pittsburgh
2004 Matt Leinart Quarterback USC
2005 Reggie Bush Running back USC
2006 Troy Smith Quarterback Ohio State
2007 Darren McFadden Running back Arkansas
2008 Colt McCoy Quarterback Texas
2010 Cam Newton Quarterback Auburn
2011 Andrew Luck Quarterback Stanford
2012 Manti Te'o Linebacker Notre Dame [6]
2013 Jameis Winston Quarterback Florida State
2014 Marcus Mariota Quarterback Oregon
2015 Derrick Henry Running back Alabama
2016 Lamar Jackson Quarterback Louisville [7]
2017 Baker Mayfield Quarterback Oklahoma
2018 Tua Tagovailoa Quarterback Alabama

Awards won by school[edit]

This is a list of the schools that have had a player win the Walter Camp Award. USC has the most award winners, with six. In total, players from 22 different schools have won the Walter Camp Award.

School Trophies
USC 6*
Ohio State 4*
Oklahoma 4
Notre Dame 4
Auburn 3
Nebraska 3
Pittsburgh 3
Texas 3*
Florida State 2
Miami 2
Michigan 2
Penn State 2
Stanford 2
Alabama 2
Arkansas 1
Boston College 1
Colorado 1
Florida 1
Georgia 1
Indiana 1
Louisville 1
Oklahoma State 1
Oregon 1
Wisconsin 1

*Designates double award winner

See also[edit]


  • "Walter Camp Player of the Year Award Winners". Sports Reference. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  1. ^ a b "College Football Awards - Walter Camp Award". Retrieved March 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Coaches, SID's vote Thompson best". Daily News. Associated Press. November 27, 1989. p. 10. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  3. ^ "Ward receives Walter Camp Award". The News-Journal. Associated Press. November 30, 1993. p. 6B. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Heupel, Stoops win Camp awards". The Daily Gazette. November 29, 2000. p. C3. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Crouch takes O'Brien and Camp Awards". McCook Daily Gazette. Associated Press. December 7, 2001. p. 12. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  6. ^ Scheuring, Ian. "Manti Te'o wins Maxwell, Bednarik, Walter Camp player-of-the-year awards". Hawaii News Now. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  7. ^ "Louisville QB Lamar Jackson wins Camp, Maxwell awards". The Boston Globe. December 9, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Awards webpage. Walter Camp Football Foundation official website