COLLEGE FOOTBALL AWARDS

Walter Payton Award

The Walter Payton Award is awarded annually 
to the most outstanding offensive player 
in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision 
(formerly Division I-AA) of college football 

Year - player - school (pos.)

2018 - Devlin Hodges - Samford (QB)
2017 - Jeremiah Briscoe - Sam Houston State (QB)
2016 - Jeremiah Briscoe - Sam Houston State (QB)
2015 - Cooper Kupp - Eastern Washington (WR)
2014 - John Robertson - Villanova (QB)
2013 - Jimmy Garoppolo - Eastern Illinois (QB)
2012 - Taylor Heinicke - Old Dominion (QB)
2011 - Bo Levi Mitchell - Eastern Washington (QB)
2010 - Jeremy Moses - Stephen F. Austin (QB)
2009 - Armanti Edwards - Appalachian State (QB)
2008 - Armanti Edwards - Appalachian State (QB)
2007 - Jayson Foster - Georgia Southern (QB)
2006 - Ricky Santos - New Hampshire (QB)
2005 - Erik Meyer - Eastern Washington (QB)
2004 - Lang Campbell - William & Mary (QB)
2003 - Jamaal Branch - Colgate (RB)
2002 - Tony Romo - Eastern Illinois (QB)
2001 - Brian Westbrook - Villanova (RB)
2000 - Louis Ivory - Furman (RB)
1999 - Adrian Peterson - Georgia Southern (RB)
1998 - Jerry Azumah - New Hampshire (RB)
1997 - Brian Finneran - Villanova (WR)
1996 - Archie Amerson - Northern Arizona (RB)
1995 - Dave Dickenson - Montana (QB)
1994 - Steve McNair - Alcorn State (QB)
1993 - Doug Nussmeier - Idaho (QB)
1992 - Michael Payton - Marshall (QB)
1991 - Jamie Martin - Weber State (QB)
1990 - Walter Dean - Grambling (RB)
1989 - John Friesz - Idaho (QB)
1988 - Dave Meggett - Towson State (RB)
1987 - Kenny Gamble - Colgate (RB) 


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