Jerry Rice Award
Awarded forMost outstanding freshman player in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)
CountryUnited States
Presented byStats Perform
History
First award2011
Most recentShedeur Sanders, Jackson State
Websitewww.fcs.football

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.[1]

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.

Winners

Year Player School Position
2011 Terrance West Towson RB
2012 John Robertson Villanova QB
2013 Cooper Kupp Eastern Washington WR
2014 Chase Edmonds Fordham RB
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

References

  1. ^ Craig Haley. "Jerry Rice Award to honor FCS Freshman of the Year". The Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2012-10-03. Retrieved 2011-08-18.