NAIA Football Player of the Year Award
Awarded forBest college football player in the NAIA
LocationVaries (currently Grambling, Louisiana)
CountryUnited States
History
First award1997
Most recentJalyn Gramstad, Northwestern (IA)

The Rawlings-NAIA Football Player of the Year is an award sponsored by Rawlings. This prize is awarded annually to the best college football player in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Winners

Year Name Team Position Class
1997 Bo Hurley Findlay QB Senior
1998 Jack Williams Azusa Pacific RB Junior
1999 Eddie Eviston Georgetown (KY) QB Sophomore
2000 Eddie Eviston Georgetown (KY) QB Junior
2001 Eddie Eviston Georgetown (KY) QB Senior
2002 Nick Kortan Sioux Falls RB Senior
2003 Tyler Emmert Carroll (MT) QB Sophomore
2004 Cory Jacquay Saint Francis (IN) RB Junior
2005 Tyler Emmert Carroll (MT) QB Senior
2006 Brian Kurtz Saint Francis (IN) LB Senior
2007 Chad Cavender Sioux Falls QB Senior
2008 Owen Koeppen Carroll (MT) LB Senior
2009 Lorenzo Brown Sioux Falls QB Senior
2010 Jon Ryan Sioux Falls WR Senior
2011 Chance Demarais Carroll (MT) RB Junior
2012 Jimmy Coy Saint Xavier QB Senior
2013 Kyle Schuck Morningside WR Senior
2014 Austin Dodge Southern Oregon QB Senior
2015 Ryan Kasdorf Morningside QB Senior
2016 Logan Brettell[1] Baker QB Junior
2017 Nick Ferrer[2] Saint Francis (IN) QB Senior
2018 Trent Solsma Morningside QB Senior
2019 Charles Salary Marian (IN) RB Senior
2020 Tyson Kooima Northwestern (IA) QB Senior
2021 Joe Dolincheck Morningside QB Senior
2022 Joe Dolincheck[3] Morningside QB Senior
2023 Jalyn Gramstad Northwestern (IA) QB Junior

Winners by team

Team Winners Years
Morningside 5 2013, 2015, 2018, 2021, 2022
Carroll (MT) 4 2003, 2005, 2008, 2011
Sioux Falls 4 2002, 2007, 2009, 2010
Georgetown (KY) 3 1999, 2000, 2001
Saint Francis (IN) 3 2004, 2006, 2017
Northwestern (IA) 2 2020, 2023
Azusa Pacific 1 1998
Baker 1 2016
Findlay 1 1997
Marian (IN) 1 2019
Saint Xavier 1 2012
Southern Oregon 1 2014

References

  1. ^ "NAIA National Football Player of the Year Announced". NAIA. December 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Saint Francis' Ferrer Named National Player of the Year". NAIA. December 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Joe Dolincheck Named Back-To-Back National Player of the Year". naia.org. December 16, 2022. Retrieved January 6, 2023.