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Awards, Trophies and Medals in Sports.

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Adolph F RuppTrophy
Was given annually to the top player in men's Division I NCAA basketball
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American League Rookie of the Year Award
Amos Alonzo Stagg Award
individual, group or institution whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football
Annis Stukus Trophy
Canadian Football League trophy, which is presented annually to the CFL Coach of the Year
Steve Owen 1962
Bud Grant 1965
Jerry Williams 1967
Marv Levy 1974
Hugh Campbell 1979
Don Matthews 1985 1994 1995 1997 2002
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Archie Griffin Award
The Archie Griffin Award signifies college football's most valuable player for the entire season.
It is named in honor of the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner.
Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award
Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award
Babe Ruth Award
The best performance in the postseason by the NY area
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Bert Bell Award
Professional (NFL) American football player of the year
Bill Willis Trophy
The top college defensive lineman
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award
Annual college football award given to the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision head coach whose team excels on the field, in the classroom, and in the community
Branch Rickey Award
Recognition of exceptional community service
Bronko Nagurski Trophy
Defensive player of the year
Broyles Award
Ralph Friedgen 1999
Mark Mangino 2000
Gus Malzahn 2010
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Burlsworth Trophy
The most outstanding FBS college football player who began his career as a walk-on
Baker Mayfield 2015 2016
Luke Falk 2017
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Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award
Awarded by the National Football League Players Association. The award honors work in the community as the NFL player who best served his team, community and country in the spirit of Byron "Whizzer" White, who was a Supreme Court justice, professional American football player, naval officer, and humanitarian.
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Chic Harley Award
College Football Player of the Year
Chuck Bednarik Award
Defensive player of the year, college football
Cy Young Award
The best pitchers in Major League Baseball, one each for the American League and the National League
Davey O'Brien Award
National quarterback award
Dawn Staley Award
Recognizes the nation’s best guard in Women’s Division I college basketball. The Phoenix club of Philadelphia selects the player who "exemplifies the skills that Dawn Staley possessed throughout her career; ball handling, scoring, her ability to distribute the basketball and her will to win".
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Dick Butkus Award
Outstanding linebacker, college football
Dick Enberg Award
Given annually to a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America® Teams Program and/or the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics
Doak Walker Award
Awarded to the best running back, who is expected to graduate
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Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award
Given annually to a college football coach by the Football Writers Association of America. The award honors Eddie Robinson, former coach at Grambling State University
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Female Athlete of the Year
Rebecca Lobo
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Ford C Frick Award
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
25 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
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1978 to present
Fred Biletnikoff Award
Best college football receiver
George Munger Award
Presented to the NCAA Division I college football coach of the year by the Maxwell Football Club
Hall Trophy
The U.S. Army Player of the Year Award (also known as the Hall Trophy) has been awarded annually to the most outstanding high school football player in the United States, comparable to the Heisman Trophy for collegiate football players
Adrian Peterson 2003
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Hank Aaron Award
The best hitter in each league
Heisman Trophy
Outstanding college football player
Jay Berwanger 1935
Larry Kelley 1936
Clint Frank 1937
Davey O'Brien 1938
Nile Kinnick 1939
Tom Harmon 1940
Bruce Smith (halfback) 1941
Frank Sinkwich 1942
Angelo Bertelli 1943
Les Horvath 1944
Doc Blanchard 1945
Glenn Davis 1946
Johnny Lujack 1947
Doak Walker 1948
Leon Hart 1949
Vic Janowicz 1950
Dick Kazmaier 1951
Billy Vessels 1952
Johnny Lattner 1953
Alan Ameche 1954
Howard Cassady 1955
Paul Hornung 1956
John David Crow 1957
Pete Dawkins 1958
Billy Cannon 1959
Joe Bellino 1960
Ernie Davis 1961
Terry Baker 1962
Roger Staubach 1963
John Huarte 1964
Mike Garrett 1965
Steve Spurrier 1966
Gary Beban 1967
O.J. Simpson 1968
Steve Owens 1969
Jim Plunkett 1970
Pat Sullivan 1971
Johnny Rodgers 1972
John Cappelletti 1973
Archie Griffin 1974 1975
Tony Dorsett 1976
Earl Campbell 1977
Billy Sims 1978
Charles White 1979
George Rogers 1980
Marcus Allen 1981
Herschel Walker 1982
Mike Rozier 1983
Doug Flutie 1984
Bo Jackson 1985
Vinny Testaverde 1986
Tim Brown 1987
Barry Sanders 1988
Andre Ware 1989
Ty Detmer 1990
Desmond Howard 1991
Gino Torretta 1992
Charlie Ward 1993
Rashaan Salaam 1994
Eddie George 1995
Danny Wuerffel 1996
Charles Woodson 1997
Ricky Williams 1998
Ron Dayne 1999
Chris Weinke 2000
Eric Crouch 2001
Carson Palmer 2002
Jason White 2003
Matt Leinart 2004
Troy Smith 2006
Tim Tebow 2007
Sam Bradford 2008
Mark Ingram Jr. 2009
Cam Newton 2010
Robert Griffin III 2011
Johnny Manziel 2012
Jameis Winston 2013
Marcus Mariota 2014
Derrick Henry 2015
Lamar Jackson 2016
Baker Mayfield 2017
Kyler Murray 2018
Joe Burrow 2019
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Henry Iba Award
The best college basketball coach of the year
Pete Newell 1960
Fred R. Taylor 1961 1962
John Wooden 1964
Adolph Rupp 1966
John Wooden 1967
Guy Lewis 1968
John Wooden 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
Bob Knight 1975
Eddie Sutton 1977
Dean Smith 1979
Ralph H. Miller 1981
Gene Keady 1984
John Chaney 1987 1988
Bob Knight 1989
Roy Williams (coach) 1990
Gene Keady 1996
Tom Izzo 1998
Tubby Smith 2003
Roy Williams (coach) 2006
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High School Dick Butkus Award
Outstanding linebacker, high school football
Manti Te'o 2008
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Home Depot Coach of the Year Award
College football coach of the year
Honda Sports Award
Best college woman basketball player of the year
Hutch Award
An active Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the fighting spirit and competitive desire of Fred Hutchinson
Jack Lambert Trophy
Given yearly to the top college linebacker
Jack Tatum Trophy
The top collegiate defensive back
James E. Sullivan Award
Awarded annually in April to "the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States"
Jesse Owes Award
Awarded to the top track and field athlete.
Jim Brown Award
The NCAA's top running back
Jim Parker Trophy
The top college offensive lineman
Jim Thorpe Trophy
The top college defensive back in college football since 1986. It is voted on by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame
John Mackey Award
College football's most outstanding tight end
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Aaron Hernandez 2009
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John R Wooden Award
College basketball player of the year.
Men and women, one each per year.
John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award
Recognizes the lifetime achievement of coaches who exemplify Coach Wooden's high standards of coaching success and personal achievement.
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
The nation's outstanding senior or fourth-year quarterback in college football
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Kellen Moore Award
The top college quarterback rather than the top passer. Formerly called the Quarterback of the Year Award
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Knute Rockne Memorial Trophy
Presented annually by the Washington D.C. Touchdown Club to the collegiate lineman of the year
Lott IMPACT Trophy
The college defensive IMPACT Player of the Year. IMPACT is an acronym for: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community, and Tenacity
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award
A Major League Baseball player who best exhibits the character and integrity of Lou Gehrig
Lou Groza Award
Presented annually to the top college football placekicker in the United States by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. The award is named after former Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns player Lou Groza.
Years Active:
Joe Allison 1992
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Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award
The best managers in the American League (AL) and the National League (NL). The winner is voted on by 28 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA)
Manning Award
Best college quarterback including bowl game performance
Maxwell Award
Awarded annually to the best college football player,
by the Maxwell Football Club
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Morris Trophy
Naismith College Player of the Year
Given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the top men's and women's collegiate basketball players
Naismith Prep Player of the Year
Nancy Lieberman Award
Given to the nation's top collegiate point guard in women's Division I basketball.
Sue Bird 2000 2001 2002
Diana Taurasi 2003 2004
Temeka Johnson 2005
Skylar Diggins 2012 2013
Odyssey Sims 2014
Moriah Jefferson 2015 2016
Kelsey Plum 2017
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National League Rookie of the Year Award
NBA Most Valuable Player Award
NFL Player of the Year
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Bob Waterfield 1945
Bill Dudley 1946
Sammy Baugh 1947 1948
Otto Graham 1949
Steve Van Buren 1949
Bob Waterfield 1950
Otto Graham 1951
Lou Groza 1953
Norm Van Brocklin 1954
Gene Brito 1955
Frank Gifford 1956
Johnny Unitas 1957
Jim Brown 1958
Johnny Unitas 1958
Norm Van Brocklin 1960
Paul Hornung 1961
Y.A. Tittle 1962
Jim Brown 1963
Lenny Moore 1964
Pete Retzlaff 1965
Jim Nance 1966
Sonny Jurgensen 1966
Johnny Unitas 1967
Lance Alworth 1967
Ray Nitschke 1968
Lance Alworth 1969
Sonny Jurgensen 1969
Fran Tarkenton 1970
Billy Kilmer 1971
Jack Pardee 1971
Larry Brown (running back) 1972
O.J. Simpson 1973
Joe Greene 1974
Fran Tarkenton 1975
Bert Jones 1976
Roger Staubach 1976
Craig Morton 1977
Walter Payton 1977
Jim Zorn 1978
Pat Haden 1978
Dan Fouts 1979
Joe Theismann 1979
Steve Bartkowski 1980
Tony Dorsett 1981
Dan Fouts 1982
Mark Moseley 1982
Curt Warner 1983
Eric Dickerson 1983
Dan Marino 1984
Eric Dickerson 1984
Walter Payton 1985
Al Toon 1986
Lawrence Taylor 1986
Joe Montana 1987
John Elway 1987
Boomer Esiason 1988
Roger Craig (football) 1988
Joe Montana 1989
Barry Sanders 1990
Jim Kelly 1990
Mark Rypien 1991
Thurman Thomas 1991
Steve Young 1992
Rod Woodson 1993
Junior Seau 1994
Steve Young 1994
Brett Favre 1995
Bruce Smith (defensive end) 1996
Kevin Greene 1996
Brett Favre 1997
Terrell Davis 1997
Randall Cunningham 1998
Terrell Davis 1998
Kurt Warner 1999
Peyton Manning 1999
Marshall Faulk 2000
Rich Gannon 2000
Kurt Warner 2001
Rich Gannon 2001
Brett Favre 2002
Rich Gannon 2002
Jamal Lewis 2003
Randy Moss 2003
Donovan McNabb 2004
Peyton Manning 2004
Carson Palmer 2005
Shaun Alexander 2005
Drew Brees 2006
LaDainian Tomlinson 2006
Brett Favre 2007
Tom Brady 2007
Kurt Warner 2008
Peyton Manning 2008
Brett Favre 2009
Peyton Manning 2009
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Olympic Gold Medal
Abby Wambach
Bob Mathias
Bonnie Blair
Carl Lewis
Gail Devers
Mark Phillips
Michael Phelps
Alvin Kraenzlein 1900
Archie Hahn 1904
Paavo Nurmi 1920
Gertrude Ederle 1924
Johnny Weissmuller 1924
Paavo Nurmi 1924 1928
Sonja Henie 1928
Babe Didrikson Zaharias 1932
Jack Shea 1932
Sonja Henie 1932
Forrest Towns 1936
Helen Stephens 1936
Jesse Owens 1936
Sonja Henie 1936
Alice Coachman 1948
Don Barksdale 1948
Harrison Dillard 1948
Sammy Lee 1948
Dean Smith (stunts) 1952
Harrison Dillard 1952
Horace Ashenfelter 1952
Pat McCormick (diver) 1952
Sammy Lee 1952
Walter "Buddy" Davis 1952
Bobby Morrow 1956
Glenn Davis (track) 1956
Milt Campbell 1956
Pat McCormick (diver) 1956
Tenley Albright 1956
Glenn Davis (track) 1960
Jerry Lucas 1960
Muhammad Ali 1960
Oscar Robertson 1960
Ralph Boston 1960
Billy Mills 1964
Dallas Long 1964
Don Schollander 1964
Donna de Varona 1964
Joe Frazier 1964
Walt Hazzard 1964
Wyomia Tyus 1964
Bill Toomey 1968
Debbie Meyer 1968
Don Schollander 1968
Jim Hines 1968
Jo Jo White 1968
Peggy Fleming 1968
Randy Matson 1968
Tommie Smith 1968
Willie Davenport 1968
Wyomia Tyus 1968
Caitlyn Jenner 1972
John Kinsella 1972
Mark Spitz 1972
Shirley Babashoff 1972
Caitlyn Jenner 1976
Dorothy Hamill 1976
Edwin Moses 1976
John Curry 1976
John Naber 1976
Johnny "Lam" Jones 1976
Nadia Comăneci 1976
Nellie Kim 1976
Scott May 1976
Shirley Babashoff 1976
Uljana Semjonova 1976
Eric Heiden 1980
Mark Johnson 1980
Nadia Comăneci 1980
Nellie Kim 1980
Robin Cousins 1980
Uljana Semjonova 1980
Al Joyner 1984
Anne Donovan 1984
Bart Conner 1984
Bob Knight 1984
Chandra Cheeseborough 1984
Cheryl Miller 1984
Cindy Noble Hauserman 1984
Dave Schultz 1984
Edwin Moses 1984
Evelyn Ashford 1984
George Raveling 1984
Greg Louganis 1984
Lynette Woodard 1984
Mark Schultz 1984
Mary Lou Retton 1984
Mary T. Meagher 1984
Matt Biondi 1984
Mike Krzyzewski 1984
Roger Kingdom 1984
Rowdy Gaines 1984
Scott Hamilton 1984
Teresa Edwards 1984
Tracy Caulkins 1984
Anne Donovan 1988
Bridgette Gordon 1988
Evelyn Ashford 1988
Florence Griffith Joyner 1988
Greg Louganis 1988
Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1988
Kamie Ethridge 1988
Katrina McClain 1988
Matt Biondi 1988
Roger Kingdom 1988
Skip Bertman 1988
Teresa Edwards 1988
Teresa Weatherspoon 1988
Clyde Drexler 1992
David Robinson 1992
Evelyn Ashford 1992
Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1992
Karl Malone 1992
Katrina McClain 1992
Matt Biondi 1992
Michael Johnson 1992
Mike Krzyzewski 1992
Rudy Tomjanovich 1992
Summer Sanders 1992
Joe Dumars 1994
Allen Johnson 1996
Brandi Chastain 1996
David Robinson 1996
Dawn Staley 1996
Hakeem Olajuwon 1996
Jennifer Azzi 1996
Karl Malone 1996
Katrina McClain 1996
Lenny Wilkens 1996
Lindsay Davenport 1996
Lisa Leslie 1996
Michael Johnson 1996
Ruthie Bolton 1996
Shannon Miller 1996
Sheryl Swoopes 1996
Tara VanDerveer 1996
Teresa Edwards 1996
Cathy Freeman 2000
Chamique Holdsclaw 2000
Dawn Staley 2000
Gene Keady 2000
Lenny Krayzelburg 2000
Lisa Leslie 2000
Michael Johnson 2000
Misty Hyman 2000
Peggie Gillom 2000
Ruthie Bolton 2000
Sheryl Swoopes 2000
Teresa Edwards 2000
Jim Shea Jr. 2002
Sarah Hughes 2002
Dawn Staley 2004
Kerri Walsh Jennings 2004
Lenny Krayzelburg 2004
Lisa Leslie 2004
Mia Hamm 2004
Misty May-Treanor 2004
Sheryl Swoopes 2004
Sue Bird 2004
Tamika Catchings 2004
Van Chancellor 2004
Ted Ligety 2006
Anne Donovan 2008
Carli Lloyd 2008
Dawn Staley 2008
Kerri Walsh Jennings 2008
Kobe Bryant 2008
Lebron James 2008
Lisa Leslie 2008
Mike Krzyzewski 2008
Misty May-Treanor 2008
Seimone Augustus 2008
Sue Bird 2008
Tamika Catchings 2008
Lindsey Vonn 2010
Andy Murray 2012
Anthony Davis 2012
Katie Ledecky 2012
Kerri Walsh Jennings 2012
Kobe Bryant 2012
Lebron James 2012
Maya Moore 2012
Megan Rapinoe 2012
Mike Krzyzewski 2012
Misty May-Treanor 2012
Seimone Augustus 2012
Stan Wawrinka 2012
Sue Bird 2012
Tamika Catchings 2012
Victoria Azarenka 2012
Scott Moir 2014
Ted Ligety 2014
Tessa Virtue 2014
Breanna Stewart 2016
Dawn Staley 2016
Katie Ledecky 2016
Maya Moore 2016
Michelle Carter 2016
Mike Krzyzewski 2016
Seimone Augustus 2016
Simone Biles 2016
Sue Bird 2016
Tamika Catchings 2016
Scott Moir 2018
Tessa Virtue 2018
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Outland Trophy
Outstanding interior lineman, college football
Ozzie Newsome Award
The top college tight end
Aaron Hernandez 2009
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Paul "Bear" Bryant Trophy
Given annually since 1986 to NCAA college football's national coach of the year.
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Paul Brown Trophy
The NFL Coach of the Year
Paul Warfield Award
The top college wide receiver
Professional Dick Butkus Award
Outstanding linebacker, professional football
Reds Bagnell Award
For their contributions to the game of American football
Richard Petty Driver of the Year
Rimington Trophy
Outstanding college football center
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Barrett Jones 2012
Billy Price 2017
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Roberto Clemente Award
The Major League Baseball player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team."
Voted on by baseball fans and members of the media.
Originally called the Commissioner's Award.
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Rotary Lombardi Award
Outstanding lineman
Also known as the Rotary Award
Sam B. Nicola Trophy
The National High School Player of the Year
Chris Spielman 1983
Emmitt Smith 1986
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Sammy Baugh Trophy
Awarded to the top college football passer
Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Award
Theodore Roosevelt Award
Nicknamed "The Teddy."
The highest honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) may confer on an individual. Awarded annually to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in intercollegiate athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life accomplishment.
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UPI Lineman of the Year
The UPI no longer exists. Inductees, college football linemen, were voted on by NCAA coaches
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Wade Trophy
The best women's basketball player in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I competition
Walter Camp Alumni of the Year Award
Bestowed by the Walter Camp Football Foundation on a worthy individual who has distinguished himself in the pursuit of excellence as an athlete, in his personal career and in doing good works for others. He must be an individual who has exhibited dedication and good moral conduct in achieving success. He must be a compassionate and unselfish person who contributes his time and assistance in helping to encourage and comfort fellow human beings less talented and less fortunate than himself. He must be an individual who takes pride in having been a Walter Camp All-American
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Walter Camp Award
Awarded each year to the college football Player of the Year
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Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award
Given annually to the collegiate American football head coach adjudged by a group of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) head coaches and sports information directors under the auspices of the Walter Camp Football Foundation as the "Coach of the Year"
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Walter Camp Distinguished American Award
Presented each year to an individual who has utilized his or her talents to attain great success in business, private life or public service and who may have accomplished that which no other has done. He or she may have a record of dedication to mankind that should not pass unrecognized and a life that has been dedicated to the preservation of the American ideal. The recipient need not have participated in football but must be one who understands its lesson of self-denial, cooperation and teamwork, and one who is a person of honesty, integrity and dedication. He or she must be a leader, an innovator, even a pioneer, who has reached a degree of excellence that distinguishes him or her from contemporaries, as well as someone who lives within the principles of Walter Camp.
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Walter Camp Man of the Year
Given to the "Man of the Year" in the world of college football. The criteria for the award are stated to include success, leadership, public service, integrity, and commitment to American heritage and Walter Camp's philosophy.
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Walter Payton Award
The most outstanding offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) of college football
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award
Presented annually by the National Football League (NFL) honoring a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field. Prior to 1999, it was called simply the NFL Man of the Year Award. Shortly after Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton died (having been the 1977 recipient himself), the award was renamed to honor his legacy as a humanitarian. Each year, a winner is selected from 32 team nominations. The Man of the Year winner receives a $50,000 donation in his name to a charity of his choice. The 31 finalists also receive donations in their name of $5,000 each to charities of their choice.
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William V. Campbell Trophy
Formerly the Vincent dePaul Draddy Trophy, is awarded by the National Football Foundation, given to the American college football player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance.
Also called the Campbell Trophy
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Woody Hayes Trophy
The top college coach
Wuerffel Trophy
Barrett Jones 2011
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