Gagliardi Trophy
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Image of the Gagliardi Trophy
Awarded forOutstanding Division III college football player of the year
LocationSalem, Virginia
CountryUnited States
History
First award1993
Most recentBlaine Hawkins, Central College (Iowa)
Websitehttps://gojohnnies.com/sports/gtrophy

The Gagliardi Trophy was first presented in 1993 to the Outstanding Division III college football player of the year by the Jostens Company and the J-Club of Saint John's University in Minnesota. Since that time, the award has become one of the leading collegiate football awards in Division III football, honoring excellence in athletics, academics and community service. The award is named for John Gagliardi, head football coach of Carroll College 1949 to 1952 and Saint John's University in Minnesota from 1953 to 2012. The trophy was presented by the Salem Rotary Club each year in Salem, Virginia until 2018.

Winners

Year Player Position School Class
1993 Jim Ballard QB Mount Union Senior
1994 Carey Bender RB Coe Senior
1995 Chris Palmer WR Saint John's (MN) Senior
1996 Lon Erickson QB Illinois Wesleyan Senior
1997 Bill Borchert QB Mount Union Senior
1998 Scott Hvistendahl WR/P Augsburg Senior
1999 Danny Ragsdale QB Redlands Senior
2000 Chad Johnson QB Pacific Lutheran Senior
2001 Chuck Moore RB Mount Union Senior
2002 Dan Pugh RB Mount Union Senior
2003 Blake Elliott WR/P/KR Saint John's (MN) Senior
2004 Rocky Myers S Wesley (DE) Senior
2005 Brett Elliott QB Linfield Senior
2006 Josh Brehm[1] QB Alma Senior
2007 Justin Beaver[2] RB Wisconsin–Whitewater Senior
2008 Greg Micheli[3] QB Mount Union Senior
2009 Blaine Westemeyer[4] OT Augustana (IL) Senior
2010 Eric Watt[5] QB Trine Senior
2011 Michael Zweifel[6] WR Dubuque Senior
2012 Scottie Williams[7] RB Elmhurst (IL) Senior
2013 Kevin Burke[8] QB Mount Union Junior
2014 Kevin Burke[9] QB Mount Union Senior
2015 Joe Callahan[10] QB Wesley (DE) Senior
2016 Carter Hanson[11] LB Saint John's (MN) Senior
2017 Brett Kasper[12] QB Wisconsin–Oshkosh Senior
2018 Jackson Erdmann[13][14][15] QB Saint John's (MN) Junior
2019 Broc Rutter[16] QB North Central (Ill.) Senior
2020 Not awarded due to COVID 19
2021 Blaine Hawkins[17] QB Central (IA) Senior

Winners by school

School Winners
Mount Union 7
Saint John's (MN) 4
Wesley (DE) 2
Alma 1
Augsburg 1
Augustana (IL) 1
Central (IA) 1
Coe 1
Dubuque 1
Elmhurst 1
Illinois Wesleyan 1
Linfield 1
North Central 1
Pacific Lutheran 1
Redlands 1
Trine 1
Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1
Wisconsin–Whitewater 1

References

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  2. ^ "Beaver Receives Gagliardi Trophy". University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Athletics. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  3. ^ Thomas, Jim. "Mount Union QB Greg Micheli wins Gagliardi Trophy". The Repository. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  4. ^ Johnston, Tom. "Augie's Westemeyer D-III's best football player". Dispatch Argus. Retrieved 2021-06-21.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Eric Watt wins Gagliardi Trophy". D3football. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  6. ^ "UPDATE: Michael Zweifel wins Gagliardi Trophy". Daily Jefferson County Union. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  7. ^ "Williams wins Gagliardi Trophy". D3football. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  8. ^ "Mount Union QB Kevin Burke wins Gagliardi Trophy". San Diego Union-Tribune. 2013-12-19. Retrieved 2021-06-21.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ "Mount Union's Kevin Burke Wins Gagliardi Trophy for Second Year in a Row". Willamette University. 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  10. ^ "Gagliardi Trophy goes to Callahan". D3football. 2015-12-16. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  11. ^ "Gagliardi Trophy comes home: Johnnie linebacker Carter Hanson named Division III's most outstanding player". The Record. 2017-01-27. Retrieved 2021-06-21.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ Nelson, Ricky (2017-12-14). "Brett Kasper caps career by winning Gagliardi Trophy". UW Oshkosh Today. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  13. ^ "Saint John's QB wins Gagliardi Trophy". kare11.com. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  14. ^ "SJU's Erdmann named 2018 Gagliardi Trophy winner". St. Cloud Times. Retrieved 2021-06-21.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ "St. John's QB Jackson Erdmann wins D-III Gagliardi Trophy as most outstanding player". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  16. ^ "Rutter wins Gagliardi Trophy in closest-ever vote". D3football. 2019-12-20. Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  17. ^ "Central's Hawkins Wins 2021 Gagliardi Trophy". The Gagliardi Trophy sponsored by Jostens. 2021-12-17. Retrieved 2021-12-17.