|Silver Anniversary Awards|
|Given for||top collegiate football player|
|Presented by||Sporting News|
|Most recent||Tua Tagovailoa, Alabama|
Oklahoma and Ohio State hold the record for most Sporting News College Football Player of the Year Awards with each school having won 8 times.
|1943||Angelo Bertelli||Notre Dame|
|1944||Les Horvath||Ohio State|
|1947||John Lujack||Notre Dame|
|1949||Leon Hart||Notre Dame|
|1950||Vic Janowicz||Ohio State|
|1953||John Lattner||Notre Dame|
|1954||Howard Cassady||Ohio State|
|1955||Howard Cassady||Ohio State|
|1957||John David Crow||Texas A&M|
|1961||Bob Ferguson||Ohio State|
|1962||Terry Baker||Oregon State|
|1965||Donny Anderson||Texas Tech|
|1973||John Hicks||Ohio State|
|1974||Archie Griffin||Ohio State|
|1975||Archie Griffin||Ohio State|
|1984||Doug Flutie||Boston College|
|1986||Vinny Testaverde||Miami (FL)|
|1987||Tim Brown||Notre Dame|
|1988||Barry Sanders||Oklahoma State|
|1990||Raghib Ismail||Notre Dame|
|1992||Marvin Jones||Florida State|
|1993||Charlie Ward||Florida State|
|2000||Chris Weinke||Florida State|
|2006||Troy Smith||Ohio State|
|2008||Graham Harrell||Texas Tech|
|2011||Robert Griffin III||Baylor|
|2012||Johnny Manziel||Texas A&M|
|2013||Jameis Winston||Florida State|
The 1961 Big Ten Conference football season was the 66th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference and was a part of the 1961 NCAA University Division football season.
The 1961 Ohio State Buckeyes football team, under head coach Woody Hayes, compiled an 8–0–1, won the Big Ten championship, and was recognized as the national champion by the Football Writers Association of America. Fullback Bob Ferguson was a consensus first-team All-American and won the Maxwell Award and the UPI and Sporting News College Football Player of the Year awards.
The 1961 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team, under head coach Murray Warmath, compiled an 8–2, was ranked No. 6 in the final AP Poll, and defeated UCLA in the 1962 Rose Bowl. Quarterback Sandy Stephens was a consensus first-team All-American and won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the Big Ten's most valuable player. As of 2017, Stephens is the most recent Minnesota player to win the award.
Ron Miller of Wisconsin received the Sammy Baugh Trophy as the nation's top collegiate passer.1964 All-Big Ten Conference football team
The 1964 All-Big Ten Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Ten Conference teams for the 1964 Big Ten Conference football season. The selectors for the 1964 season were the Associated Press (AP), based on a vote by media members, and the United Press International (UPI), based on a vote of the conference coaches. Players selected as first-team players by both the AP and UPI are designated in bold.
Michigan won the Big Ten Conference championship for the first time since 1950, defeated Oregon State in the 1965 Rose Bowl, and had five players who were selected as first-team honorees by either the AP or UPI. Two Michigan players were consensus first-team picks by the AP and UPI: quarterback Bob Timberlake and defensive tackle Bill Yearby. Timberlake also received both the Chic Harley Award as the college football player of the year and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football trophy as the most valuable player in the conference.
Ohio State finished in second place in the conference and had six players who were selected as first-team players by either the AP or UPI teams. Three of the Ohio State honorees were consensus picks by the AP and UPI: offensive guard Dan Poretta, linebacker Dwight "Ike" Kelly, and defensive back Arnie Chonko.
Nine players from teams other than Michigan and Ohio State received consensus All-Big Ten honors in 1964. They are: (1) Illinois linebacker, Dick Butkus, who was a consensus All-American and was named Sporting News College Football Player of the Year; (2) Illinois fullback and College Football Hall of Fame inductee Jim Grabowski; (3) Michigan State halfback Dick Gordon; (4) Iowa end Karl Noonan; (5) Indiana end Bill Malinchak; (6) Illinois' offensive tackle Archie Sutton; (7) Indiana guard Don Croftcheck; (8) Northwestern center Joe Cerne; (9) Purdue defensive tackle Jim Garcia; and (10) Illinois defensive back George Donnelly.1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team
The 1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented the Oklahoma State University in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A college football season. Barry Sanders was in his junior year for the Cowboys.Billy Vessels
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Robert Eugene "Bob" Ferguson (August 29, 1939 – December 30, 2004) was an American football fullback. He played college football at Ohio State University, where he won the Maxwell Award in 1961. Ferguson then played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.Darian Hagan
Darian Hagan (born February 1, 1970) is a former American football and Canadian football player, who, since February 2005, is an assistant coach of the University of Colorado Buffaloes football team.Jim Grabowski
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John Charles Hicks Jr. (March 21, 1951 – October 29, 2016) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He is best remembered for being the last lineman to be runner-up in the vote for the Heisman Trophy.Leon Hart
Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928 – September 24, 2002) was an American football end. He won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award while at the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and played in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons, from 1950 to 1957, with the Detroit Lions.
Hart is the only lineman to win three college football national championships and three NFL Championships. He is the last of only two lineman ever to win the Heisman Trophy. Also, he is one of three players, along with Angelo Bertelli and Cam Newton, to win the Heisman Trophy, a national championship, and be the first overall pick in the NFL draft all in the same one-year span.Marvin Jones (linebacker)
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The Oregon State Beavers football team represents Oregon State University in NCAA Division I FBS college football. The team first fielded an organized football team in 1893 and is a member of the Pac-12 Conference's North Division. Jonathan Smith has been the head coach since November 29, 2017. Their home games are played at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon.Sporting News
Sporting News is a digital sports media owned by Perform Group, a global sports content and media company.
Sporting News, originally The Sporting News, was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball." It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports, and with editions in the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan.Steve Owens (American football)
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Owens played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and was the 1969 Heisman Trophy winner and an All-American. He was selected in the first round of the 1970 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions, 19th overall, and became the first Lion to rush for over a thousand yards in a season.Troy Smith
Troy James Smith (born July 20, 1984) is an American former gridiron football quarterback. He played college football at Ohio State, was recognized as an All-American, and won the Heisman Trophy in 2006. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and also played for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks, and the CFL's Montreal Alouettes. Despite winning the Heisman Trophy, Smith never found success on the professional level, never appearing in more than six games a season during his four year NFL career. He played in the CFL for two seasons following his NFL career before retiring from football in 2014.Tua Tagovailoa
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Victor Felix "Vic" Janowicz (February 26, 1930 – February 27, 1996) was an American football halfback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Ohio State University and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1952 NFL Draft. Janowicz was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1976.Vince Ferragamo
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Sporting News College Football Player of the Year winners
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