Sporting News College Football Player of the Year

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The Sporting News College Football Player of the Year is, as the name clearly suggests, the major college player of the year as named by Sporting News.

1942 Frank Sinkwich Georgia halfback
1943 Angelo Bertelli Notre Dame quarterback
1944 Les Horvath Ohio State QB/halfback
1945 Doc Blanchard Army fullback
1946 Glenn Davis Army halfback
1947 John Lujack Notre Dame quarterback
1948 Doak Walker Southern Methodist halfback
1949 Leon Hart Notre Dame end
1950 Vic Janowicz Ohio State halfback
1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton halfback
1952 Billy Vessels Oklahoma halfback
1953 John Lattner Notre Dame halfback
1954 Howard Cassady Ohio State halfback
1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State halfback
1956 Tommy McDonald Oklahoma wide receiver
1957 John David Crow Texas A&M halfback
1958 Billy Cannon Louisiana State halfback
1959 Billy Cannon Louisiana State halfback
1960 Joe Bellino Navy halfback
1961 Bob Ferguson Ohio State halfback
1962 Terry Baker Oregon State quarterback
1963 Roger Staubach Navy quarterback
1964 Dick Butkus Illinois linebacker
1965 Donny Anderson
Jim Grabowski
Texas Tech
Illinois
halfback
halfback
1966 Steve Spurrier Florida quarterback
1967 Gary Beban Cal-Los Angeles quarterback
1968 O.J. Simpson Southern California halfback
1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma fullback
1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford quarterback
1971 Ed Marinaro
Pat Sullivan
Cornell
Auburn
running back
quarterback
1972 Bert Jones Louisiana State quarterback
1973 John Hicks Ohio State off. tackle
1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State running back
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State running back
1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh running back
1977 Earl Campbell Texas running back
1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma running back
1979 Charles White Southern California running back
1980 Hugh Green Pittsburgh linebacker
1981 Marcus Allen Southern California running back
1982 Herschel Walker Georgia running back
1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska running back
1984 Doug Flutie Boston College quarterback
1985 Bo Jackson Auburn running back
1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami (FL) quarterback
1987 Tim Brown Notre Dame wide receiver
1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State running back
1989 Darian Hagan Colorado quarterback
1990 Raghib Ismail Notre Dame wide receiver
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan wide receiver
1992 Marvin Jones Florida State linebacker
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State quarterback
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado running back
1995 Tommy Frazier Nebraska quarterback
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida quarterback
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan cornerback
1998 Ricky Williams Texas running back
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin running back
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State quarterback
2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska quarterback
2002 Carson Palmer Southern California quarterback
2003 Jason White Oklahoma quarterback
2004 Alex Smith Utah quarterback
2005 Reggie Bush Southern California running back
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State quarterback
2007 Tim Tebow Florida quarterback
2008 Graham Harrell
Sam Bradford
Colt McCoy
Texas Tech
Oklahoma
Texas
quarterback
quarterback
quarterback
2009 Mark Ingram Alabama running back
2010 Cam Newton Auburn quarterback
2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor quarterback
2012 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M quarterback
2013 Jameis Winston Florida State quarterback
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