Each year the Maxwell Football Club presents the Maxwell Award for the College Player of the Year. This award is presented in honor of Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell, legendary college player, official and sports columnist.
Voters for the Maxwell College Awards are NCAA Head College Football Coaches, members of the Maxwell Football Club & sportswriters and sportscasters from across the country
The winner of the 79th Maxwell Award is Lamar Jackson, University of Alabama running back.
It all happened so fast, like a Lamar Jackson burst through a bewildered defense.
Jackson was not an unknown commodity in 2015, his first season removed from Boynton Beach (Fla.) High School. As a true freshman, the wiry teen with sprinter speed flashed hints of his potential, and he finished his debut by being named the MVP of the Music City Bowl. But this good? This fast? It defied the usual year-over-year progression made by such a young athlete playing such a high-profile position.
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|2016||Lamar Jackson||University of Louisville|
|2015||Derrick Henry||University of Alabama|
|2014||Marcus Mariota||University of Oregon|
|2013||AJ McCarron||University of Alabama|
|2012||Manti Te’o||Notre Dame|
|2011||Andrew Luck||Stanford University|
|2010||Cam Newton||Auburn University|
|2009||Colt McCoy||University of Texas|
|2008||Tim Tebow||University of Florida|
|2007||Tim Tebow||University of Florida|
|2006||Brady Quinn||University of Notre Dame|
|2005||Vince Young||The University of Texas|