|Awarded for||Most outstanding freshman player in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)|
|Presented by||Stats Perform|
|Most recent||Shedeur Sanders, Jackson State|
The Jerry Rice Award is awarded annually in the United States to the most outstanding freshman player in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) of college football as chosen by a nationwide panel of media and college sports information directors.
The trophy is named in honor of National Football League (NFL) hall of fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, who starred at Mississippi Valley State University.
|2013||Cooper Kupp||Eastern Washington||WR|
|2015||Case Cookus||Northern Arizona||QB|
|2016||A. J. Hines||Duquesne||RB|
|2017||Bryson Armstrong||Kennesaw State||LB|
|2018||Josh Davis||Weber State||RB|
|2019||Trey Lance||North Dakota State||QB|
|2020||Cameron Ward||Incarnate Word||QB|
|2021||Shedeur Sanders||Jackson State||QB|