|Awarded for||College football player of the year|
|Presented by||Maxwell Football Club|
|Most recent||DeVonta Smith, Alabama|
|Website||The Maxwell Award|
The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the college football player judged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best all-around in the United States. The award is named after Robert "Tiny" Maxwell, a Swarthmore College football player, coach, and sportswriter. Johnny Lattner (1952, 1953) and Tim Tebow (2007, 2008) are the only players to have won the award twice. It is the college equivalent of the Bert Bell Award of the National Football League, also given out by the Maxwell Club.
|1945||Doc Blanchard||Army (2)|
|1948||Chuck Bednarik||Pennsylvania (2)|
|1949||Leon Hart||Notre Dame|
|1950||Reds Bagnell||Pennsylvania (3)|
|1952||Johnny Lattner||Notre Dame (3)|
|1955||Howard Cassady||Ohio State|
|1957||Bob Reifsnyder||Navy (2)|
|1958||Pete Dawkins||Army (3)|
|1959||Richie Lucas||Penn State|
|1960||Joe Bellino||Navy (3)|
|1961||Bob Ferguson||Ohio State (2)|
|1962||Terry Baker||Oregon State|
|1963||Roger Staubach||Navy (4)|
|1964||Glenn Ressler||Penn State (2)|
|1966||Jim Lynch||Notre Dame (4)|
|1968||O. J. Simpson||USC|
|1969||Mike Reid||Penn State (3)|
|1972||Brad Van Pelt||Michigan State|
|1973||John Cappelletti||Penn State (4)|
|1975||Archie Griffin||Ohio State (3)|
|1977||Ross Browner||Notre Dame (5)|
|1978||Chuck Fusina||Penn State (5)|
|1979||Charles White||USC (2)|
|1980||Hugh Green||Pittsburgh (2)|
|1981||Marcus Allen||USC (3)|
|1982||Herschel Walker||Georgia (2)|
|1984||Doug Flutie||Boston College|
|1985||Chuck Long||Iowa (2)|
|1988||Barry Sanders||Oklahoma State|
|1991||Desmond Howard||Michigan (2)|
|1992||Gino Torretta||Miami (2)|
|1993||Charlie Ward||Florida State|
|1994||Kerry Collins||Penn State (6)|
|1995||Eddie George||Ohio State (4)|
|1998||Ricky Williams||Texas (2)|
|2001||Ken Dorsey||Miami (3)|
|2002||Larry Johnson||Penn State (7)|
|2003||Eli Manning||Ole Miss|
|2004||Jason White||Oklahoma (2)|
|2005||Vince Young||Texas (3)|
|2006||Brady Quinn||Notre Dame (6)|
|2007||Tim Tebow||Florida (3)|
|2009||Colt McCoy||Texas (4)|
|2011||Andrew Luck||Stanford (2)|
|2012||Manti Te'o||Notre Dame (7)|
|2013||A. J. McCarron||Alabama|
|2015||Derrick Henry||Alabama (2)|
|2017||Baker Mayfield||Oklahoma (3)|
|2018||Tua Tagovailoa||Alabama (3)|
|2020||DeVonta Smith||Alabama (4)|
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