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Walter Camp Man of the Year
Awarded forthe "Man of the Year" in the world of college football
CountryUnited States
Presented byWalter Camp Football Foundation
First award1967
Most recentCurtis Martin

The Walter Camp Man of the Year is one of seven awards given annually by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The award is given to the "Man of the Year" in the world of college football. The criteria for the award are stated to include success, leadership, public service, integrity, and commitment to American heritage and Walter Camp's philosophy.[1]

Yearly honorees

2021Drew Pearson, Tulsa[2]
2019Curtis Martin, Pitt[3]
2018Mike Golic, Notre Dame
2017Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech
2016Warrick Dunn, Florida State
2015Fred Biletnikoff, Florida State[4] and Joe Andruzzi, Southern Connecticut State University
2014Jerome Bettis, Notre Dame
2013Matt Millen, Penn State
2012Herm Edwards, San Diego State
2011Harry Carson, South Carolina State
2010Will Shields, Nebraska
2009John Elway, Stanford
2008Morten Andersen, Michigan State
2007Dick Butkus, Illinois
2006Mike Utley, Washington State
2005Dwight Stephenson, Alabama
2004Anthony Muñoz, Southern California
2003Ozzie Newsome, Alabama
2002Jim Kelly, Miami (Florida)
2001Mike Singletary, Baylor
2000Howie Long, Villanova
1999Gil Brandt, Dallas Cowboys
1998Lou Holtz, Kent State University
1997Calvin Hill, Yale
1996Lynn Swann, Southern California
1995Reggie Williams, Dartmouth
1994Dick Anderson, Colorado
1993Warren Moon, Washington
1992Bob Griese, Purdue
1991Mel Blount, Southern
1990Nick Buoniconti, Notre Dame
1989Paul Brown, Miami (Ohio)
1988Andy Robustelli, Arnold
1987Levi Jackson, Yale
1986Willie Davis, Grambling
1985Rocky Bleier, Notre Dame
1984Don Shula, John Carroll
1983Roger Staubach, Navy
1982Merlin Olsen, Utah State
1981Otto Graham, Northwestern
1980Gale Sayers, Kansas
1979Jack Kemp, Occidental
1978Floyd Little, Syracuse
1977Frederick Dunlap, Colgate
1976Edward Krause, Notre Dame
1975Pete Dawkins, Army
1974Jake Gaither, Knoxville College/Florida A&M
1973Duffy Daugherty, Syracuse/Michigan State
1972Clinton Frank, Yale
1971Doc Blanchard, Army
1970Harry Kipke, Michigan
1969Pete Rozelle, San Francisco
1968Ted Blair, Yale
1967Hamilton Fish, Harvard

See also


  1. ^ Walter Camp Football Foundation. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "2021 Man of the Year – Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  3. ^ "2019 Man of the Year – Walter Camp Football Foundation".
  4. ^ Morelli, Joe (January 10, 2016). "Fred Biletnikoff proud to be receiving Walter Camp Man of Year honor". New Haven Register. Retrieved December 9, 2016.