College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. The United States Service academies, also known as the United States Military Academies, are federal academies for the undergraduate education and training of It was the venue through which American football first gained popularity in the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the College football remains extremely popular today among students, alumni, and other fans of the sport. According to "Bill Stern's Favorite Football Stories" (1948), the most people ever to attend a college football game was 114,000, for the Army-Navy game in 1926. It ended in darkness, in a 21-21 tie.
Modern American football has its origins in various games, all known as "football", played at public schools in England in the mid-19th century. Football is the word given to a number of similar Team sports all of which involve (to varying degrees kicking a Ball with the foot in an attempt to score a The term public school has two distinct (and virtually opposite meanings depending on the location of usage in the United States, Australia and England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland By the 1840s, students at Rugby School in England were playing a game in which players were able to pick up the ball and run with it, a sport later known as Rugby football. Rugby School, located in the town of Rugby, Warwickshire, is a Co-educational Boarding school and one of the oldest public schools Rugby football (usually just " rugby " may refer to a number of sports through history descended from a common form of Football developed at Rugby School The game was taken to Canada by British soldiers stationed there and was soon being played at Canadian colleges. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
The first football game played between teams representing American colleges was an unfamiliar ancestor of today's college football, as it was played under rugby-style Association rules . The game between teams from Rutgers College (now Rutgers University) and the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) took place on November 6, 1869 at College Field (now the site of the College Avenue Gymnasium at Rutgers University) in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Rutgers The State University of New Jersey (also known as Rutgers University) is the largest institution for higher education in the state of New Jersey Princeton University is a private Coeducational research university located in Princeton, New Jersey. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 1869 ( MDCCCLXIX) is a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year See also Rutgers University The College Avenue Gymnasium is an athletic facility on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick New Jersey New Brunswick, also known as "the Healthcare City" or "Hub City" is a city and the County seat of Middlesex County Rutgers won by a score of 6 "runs" to Princeton's 4.  The 1869 game between Rutgers and Princeton is important in that it is the first documented game of any sport called "football" (which also encompasses the game of "soccer") between two American colleges. It is also notable in that it came a full-two years before a codified rugby game would be played in England. The Princeton/Rutgers game was undoubtedly different from what we today know as American football. Nonetheless it was the forerunner of what evolved into American Football. Another similar game took place between Rutgers and Columbia University in 1870 and the popularity of intercollegiate competition in football would spread throughout the country. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League.
The American experience with the rugby-style game that led directly to present-day college football continued in 1874 at a meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, between Harvard University and Montreal's McGill University. Cambridge Massachusetts is a City in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec The McGill team played a rugby union-style game, while Harvard played under a set of rules that allowed greater handling of the ball than soccer. Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short The teams agreed to play under compromise rules. The Harvard students took to the rugby rules and adopted them as their own. 
The first game of intercollegiate football in America between two American colleges that most resembles the game of today was between Tufts University and Harvard on June 4, 1875 at Jarvis Field in Cambridge, Mass., won by Tufts 1-0 . Cambridge Massachusetts is a City in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. A report of the outcome of this game appeared in the Boston Daily Globe of June 5, 1875. Jarvis Field was at the time a patch of land at the northern point of the Harvard campus, bordered by Everett and Jarvis Sts. to the north and south, and Oxford St. and Massachusetts Avenue to the east and west. In the Tufts/Harvard game participants were allowed to pick up the ball and run with it, each side fielded eleven men, the ball carrier was stopped by knocking him down or 'tackling' him, and the inflated ball was egg-shaped - the combination of which marks this game as the first game of American Football. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with A photograph of the 1875 Tufts team commemorating this milestone hangs in the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Indiana. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend Indiana, USA is a hall of fame and museum devoted to College football. South Bend is a city on the St Joseph river and a twin city of Mishawaka Indiana. Harvard and Yale also began play in 1875 though under rules that made their game, as well as the aforementioned Princeton/Rutgers game, significantly different from what we know as American Football compared to the Tufts/Harvard contest which is more closely the antecedent to American Football than these other games. The longest running rivalry and most played game between two American colleges is between Lafayette College and Lehigh University. Lafayette College is a private Coeducational liberal arts and engineering college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA Lehigh University is a private, co-educational University located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of
Walter Camp, known as the "Father of American Football", is credited with changing the game from a variation of rugby into a unique sport. Walter Chauncey Camp ( April 7, 1859 &ndash March 14, 1925) was a sports writer and American football coach known as the "Father Camp is responsible for pioneering the play from scrimmage (earlier games featured a rugby scrum), most of the modern elements of scoring, the eleven-man team, and the traditional offensive setup of the seven-man line and the four-man backfield. Scrum (an abbreviated form of scrummage, which is now rarely used in the sports of Rugby union and Rugby league, is a way of restarting the game either Camp also had a hand in popularizing the game. He published numerous articles in publications such as Collier's Weekly and Harper's Weekly, and he chose the first College Football All-America Team. Collier's Weekly was an American Magazine founded by Peter Fenelon Collier and published from 1888 to 1957 Harper's Weekly ( A Journal of Civilization) was an American political Magazine based in New York City. The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American College football players at their respective positions
College football increased in popularity through the remainder of the 19th century. It also became increasingly violent. In 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt threatened to ban the sport following a series of player deaths from injuries suffered during games. Theodore Roosevelt (ˈroʊzəvɛlt October 27 1858 January 6 1919 also known as T The response to this was the formation of what became the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which set rules governing the sport. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations One of the resulting rule changes was the introduction of the forward pass. Another was the banning of "mass momentum" plays (many of which, like the infamous "flying wedge", were sometimes literally deadly). A flying wedge, flying V or simply a wedge is a charging formation in which troops or Riot police are arrayed to form a V-shaped wedge formation
Even with the emergence of the NFL, college football remains extremely popular throughout the U. S.  Although the college game has a much larger margin for talent than its pro counterpart, the sheer number of fans following major colleges provides a financial equalizer for the game, with Division I programs — the highest level — playing in huge stadiums (four of which have seating capacity exceeding 100,000). Seating capacity refers to the number In many cases, the college stadiums employ bench-style seating (as opposed to individual seats with backs and arm rests). This allows them to seat more fans in a given amount of space than the typical professional stadium, which tends to be a bit more luxurious. Overall college football draws greatly more attendees than its professional counterpart. 
A lack of a professional franchise is not necessarily an indicator of where the college game is most successful; for example, in California, Ohio, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Florida—states which all have multiple NFL franchises—there are universities that also rank in the upper financial echelons of the college football. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the In many cases, though both collegiate and professional football teams exist in the same state, they reside in different cities.
College athletes, unlike professionals, are not permitted by the NCAA to be paid salaries. Many do receive scholarships and financial assistance from the university. An athletic scholarship is a form of Scholarship to attend a College or University awarded to an individual based predominantly on his or her ability to
Unlike the early years of college football, the upper echelons of the college football are now dominated by public schools. First-tier conferences are mainly made up of flagship public schools from each state.
As research has shown, collegiate athletes are more susceptible to catastrophic injury, such as brain and quadriplegic injuries, than athletes at the high school level, particularly when it comes to football. Statistics state that 1 in every 100,000 players will suffer from a catastrophic injury. According to research published in the November 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, enhanced injury prevention instruction, improved equipment and protective gear, and revision of sport regulations has been put into effect in order to lower the number of players at risk.  In addition, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has ban the form of tackle referred to as "spearing" from the game due to concerns over head and neck injuries related to head down contact. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations 
The college football season begins two to three weeks earlier than the NFL, toward the end of August. From 1982 until 2003, the regular season was officially ushered in by the Kickoff Classic (other pre-season games such as the Eddie Robinson Classic and the Pigskin Classic have also been played). The Kickoff Classic was a season-opening College football game played at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey from 1983 to 2002 The Eddie Robinson Classic was College football "kickoff" game played in late August from 1997 through 2002 at various sites The Pigskin Classic was a season-opening College football game played at Anaheim Stadium from 1990 until 1994 and continued from 1995-2002 at various stadiums Recent NCAA rules changes have eliminated these games. The regular season continues through early December, with the highest-profile games on the season's final weekend being several conference championship games, rivalry games, and the Army-Navy Game. "The Army-Navy Game" redirects here For the episode of M*A*S*H, see The Army-Navy Game (M*A*S*H episode.
The postseason consists of a series of bowl games that showcase top 64 college teams. Bowl games generally match two teams of similar standing from different conferences, although some pit a high ranked team from a smaller conference against a lower ranked team from a more prestigious one. In the United States, a bowl game is traditionally a post-season College football game however the term "bowl" has become synonymous with a major American Division I Bowl Subdivision (still widely known by its former designation of Division I-A) football is the only NCAA sport which does not decide its champion with a playoff. In the past, the unofficial national champion was determined by various polls, such as the AP Poll, Coaches Poll, and the United Press International Poll. The USA Today Coaches' Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A College football and Division I This system was problematic because two polls often named different champions.
Since 1998, the National Championship has been determined by the Bowl Championship Series (BCS). The Bowl Championship Series ( BCS) is a selection system designed to give the top two teams in the NCAA FBS Bowl Subdivision System an opportunity to compete in a "national This formula, incorporating numerous computer rankings and human polls, is used to determine the top two teams in the country.  From 1998 to 2005, the two teams competed in one of the four BCS bowl games in a set rotation. Starting in the 2006 season, the BCS National Championship Game, was added. The game is played after completion of the BCS Bowls and the site rotates every year between the four BCS Bowls: the Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Orange Bowl, and Sugar Bowl. The Rose Bowl Game is an annual American College football Bowl game, usually played on January 1 ( New Year's Day) at the Rose The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips is a United States College football Bowl game played annually since 1971 The Orange Bowl is an annual College football game that is usually played the first week in January in the Miami Florida metro area in the United States The Sugar Bowl is an annual American College football Bowl game played in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans Louisiana. The first BCS Championship game was held on January 8, 2007 in the new University of Phoenix Stadium, the new home of the Fiesta Bowl. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. University of Phoenix Stadium is a multipurpose football Stadium located in Glendale Arizona. The Fiesta Bowl, now sponsored by Tostitos tortilla chips is a United States College football Bowl game played annually since 1971 This system is not without controversy. Some critics argue that the system unfairly favors teams from large conferences and that the process used to select the teams can be just as ambiguous as the earlier poll system. Also, the Bowl Championship Series champion has not always been the undisputed national champion; for example, in 2003, the Associated Press and Bowl Championship Series chose different champions, which is what the system was designed to prevent. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio However, most years do have a consensus national champion. On the other hand, as recent years have proven, a team with an unblemished, undefeated record does not always guarantee at least a share of the National Championship.
The season concludes with series of all-star bowl games in January. All-star (also allstar or all star) is a term with meanings in both the worlds of Sports and These include the East-West Shrine Game, the Gridiron Classic, the Hula Bowl, the Senior Bowl, and the newly-established Texas vs. The Nation Game. The East-West Shrine Game is an annual post-season College football all-star game played each January since 1925 The Gridiron Classic was an annual post-season College football All-star game featuring a team representing Florida versus a team from the rest of the The Hula Bowl is an independently administered post-season invitational College football game held each year in Hawaii, currently at Aloha Stadium Senior Bowl is a post-season College football exhibition game played in Mobile Alabama which showcases the best NFL draft prospects of those collegiate The Texas vs The Nation Game is a post-season College football all-star game that was established in 2006 as part of the college football post-season However, the Gridiron Classic was recently declared canceled for 2006 because of lack of sponsorship. 
The length of the season has gradually increased over the course of the game's history. In spring 2005, the NCAA ruled that teams could schedule twelve regular-season games (up from eleven) beginning in the 2006 season.  This decision was met with some criticism from those who claimed that expanding the season would overwork the athletes.  Furthermore the ACC, Big 12, C-USA, MAC, and the SEC all offer conference championship games, while others, like the Big East, Big Ten, MWC, Pac-10, Sun Belt, and WAC do not. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located mostly in the central United States. Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. The Mid-American Conference ( MAC) is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division I college athletic conference with a membership The Southeastern Conference (SEC is a College Athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen Universities in the northeastern southeastern and midwestern United The Mountain West Conference (or MWC) the youngest of the College athletic conferences affiliated with the NCAA ’s Division I FBS (I-A officially The Pacific-10 Conference ( Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA 's Division I since 1976. The Western Athletic Conference (commonly referred to as the WAC, pronounced "wack" was formed on July 27 1962 making it the sixth oldest of the 11 College This extends the season for the teams eligible for those games, while teams from the latter three conferences do not have to play an extra week.
Although rules for the high school, college, and NFL games are generally consistent, there are several minor differences. Three human polls and one Formulaic ranking make up the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision football rankings, in addition to various publications' preseason The 2007 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision football season, or the College football season began on August Bowl Championship Series Games From the 1998 season until the 2005 season, four BCS bowls have determined the national champion on a rotating basis A mythical national championship (sometimes abbreviated MNC) is a colloquial term used to describe a champion in a sport in which a championship is determined without the use American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The NCAA Football Rules Committee determines the playing rules for Division I (both Bowl and Championship Subdivisions), II, and III games (the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a separate organization, but uses the NCAA rules). The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics ( NAIA) seeks to fully integrate life academics sport and fitness into the higher education environment
A map of all Division I Bowl Subdivision (I-A) schools. The NCAA Division I FCS Mid Major National Football Championship began in 2001. The NCAA Division II National Football Championship began in 1973. The NCAA Division III National Football Championship began in 1973. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Football Championship is decided by a post-season playoff system featuring the best NAIA College football NJCAA National football champions 1956 Coffeyville Community College 1957 Texarkana College 1958 Boise Junior College
A map of all Division I Championship Subdivision (I-AA) schools.
A map of all Division II schools
A map of all Division III schools.
A map of all NAIA schools.
Unlike most other sports -- collegiate or professional -- the Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division I-A college football, does not employ a playoff system to determine a champion. In the United States, a bowl game is traditionally a post-season College football game however the term "bowl" has become synonymous with a major American Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States Instead, it has a series of "bowl games. " The annual national champion is determined by a vote of sports writers and other non-players. This system has been challenged but little headway has been made given the entrenched vested economic interests in the various bowls.
A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically in the Division I Bowl Subdivision. Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The first bowl game was the 1902 Rose Bowl, played between Michigan and Stanford; Michigan won 49-0. The Rose Bowl Game is an annual American College football Bowl game, usually played on January 1 ( New Year's Day) at the Rose The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in The term originates from the shape of the stadium in Pasadena, California where the game is played. The Rose Bowl is an outdoor football Stadium in Pasadena California, near Los Angeles. Pasadena ( is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
At the Division I FBS level, teams must earn the right to be bowl eligible by winning at least 6 games during the season. The term bowl eligible refers to any NCAA football team that is able to play in one of the 34 bowl games that are a part of the Division I Football They are then invited to a bowl game based on their conference ranking and the tie-ins that the conference has to each bowl game. A tie-in is an authorized product based on a media property a company is releasing such as a movie or Video / DVD, Computer game, Video game For the 2006 season, there were 32 bowl games, so 64 of the 120 Division I FBS teams were invited to play at a bowl. These games are played from mid-December to early January and most of the later bowl games are typically considered more prestigious.
After the Bowl Championship Series, additional all-star bowl games round out the post-season schedule through the beginning of February.
The Bowl Championship Series (BCS) is designed to pair the top two teams in college football against each other for a National Championship game. The Bowl Championship Series ( BCS) is a selection system designed to give the top two teams in the NCAA FBS Bowl Subdivision System an opportunity to compete in a "national The system also selects matchups for the other prestigious BCS bowl games. The ten teams selected include the conference champion from each of the six BCS conferences plus four others ("at-large" selections). The top-ranked and second-ranked teams are pitted in the BCS National Championship Game in order to crown an unofficial NCAA Division I FBS national football champion. The winner is also required to be voted number one by the Coaches Poll. The USA Today Coaches' Poll is the current name for a weekly ranking of the top 25 NCAA Division I-A College football and Division I It has been in place since the 1998 season. The 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season was the first of the Bowl Championship Series, which saw Tennessee win the national championship Prior to the 2006 season eight teams competed in four BCS Bowls. The 2006 NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision football season, or the College football season began on August 31 The BCS replaced the Bowl Alliance (in place from 1995–1997), which followed the Bowl Coalition (in place from 1992–1994). The Bowl Alliance was an agreement among College football bowl games for the purpose of trying to match the top two teams in a national championship bowl game and to provide The Bowl Coalition is a predecessor of the Bowl Championship Series that was formed through an agreement among College football bowl games and conferences for the
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|Best player awards:|
Heisman Memorial Trophy
Maxwell Award | Walter Camp Award
|Bronko Nagurski Trophy (Best Defenseman)|
Chuck Bednarik Award (Best Defenseman)
Dave Rimington Trophy (Best C)
Davey O'Brien Award (Best QB)
Dick Butkus Award (Best LB)
Doak Walker Award (Best RB)
Draddy Trophy (Academic Heisman)
Fred Biletnikoff Award (Best WR)
Jim Thorpe Award (Best DB)
John Mackey Award (Best TE)
Johnny Unitas Award (Best Senior QB)
|Lombardi Award (Best Lineman or LB)|
Lott Trophy (Defensive impact)
Lou Groza Award (Best PK)
Manning Award (Best QB)
Mosi Tatupu Award (Best spec. The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of Sportscasters Sportswriters and The Walter Camp Award is given annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a group of National Collegiate Athletic Association The Bronko Nagurski Trophy has been awarded annually since 1993 to the collegiate American football player adjudged by the membership of the Football The Chuck Bednarik Award is presented annually to the defensive collegiate football player adjudged by the Maxwell Football Club to be the best The Dave Rimington Trophy is awarded to the player considered to be the best center in College football. The Davey O'Brien Award, officially the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, is presented annually to the The Butkus Award, instituted in 1985 is given annually to the top linebacker in College football. Named after the SMU and Detroit Lions football player Doak Walker, the Doak Walker Award, first awarded in 1990 Vincent dePaul Draddy Trophy is a trophy awarded by the National Football Foundation that is given to the American College football player with the best The Fred Biletnikoff Award has been presented since 1994 to America's top College football wide receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club The Jim Thorpe Award, named in memory of multi-sport legend Jim Thorpe, has been awarded to the top defensive back in College football since 1986. The John Mackey Award is presented annually to College football 's top Tight end. The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award is given annually in the United States to the nation's outstanding senior Quarterback in The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annually to the best College football lineman or linebacker The Lott Trophy is presented annually to the College football Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year The Lou Groza Award is presented annually to the top College football Placekicker in the United States by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission The Manning Award has been presented annually since 2004 to the collegiate American football Quarterback adjudged by the Sugar Bowl Committee The Mosi Tatupu Award is given annually to the College Football Special Teams Player of the Year by the Maui Quarterback Club and the Hula Bowl teams)
Outland Trophy (Best IOL or DL)
Ray Guy Award (Best P)
Randy Moss Award (Best KR/PR)
Sammy Baugh Trophy (Best QB)
Ted Hendricks Award (Best DE)
Wuerffel Trophy (Humanitarian-Athlete)
|Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year | Home Depot Coach of the Year|
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year | Walter Camp Coach of the Year
Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year | Broyles Assistant Coach of the Year
|Walter Payton Award (Best Div. The Outland Trophy is awarded to the best United States College football Interior lineman by the Football Writers Association of America Ray Guy Award is presented annually to college football's top punter by the Greater Augusta Sports Council The Randy Moss Return Man Award is an award named after the former Marshall Wide receiver and kick/punt returner Randy Moss. The Sammy Baugh Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's top college passer The Ted Hendricks Award is given annually to College football 's top defensive end The Wuerffel Trophy is an award given annually by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach to the College football player "who best combines exemplary The Paul 'Bear' Bryant Award is an award that has been given annually since 1986 to NCAA College football 's national coach The Home Depot Coach of the Year Award is given annually to College football 's top head coach The Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award is an annual College Football award given to the Division I-Bowl Subdivision head coach whose team excels on the field in the The Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award is given annually to the collegiate American football head coach The Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award is given annually to a College football coach by the Football Writers Association of America. The Broyles Award is an annual award given to honor the best assistant coach in college football. This article for the college football award for the professional football award see Walter Payton NFL Man Of The Year. I FCS Off. ) | Buck Buchanan Award (Best Div. The Buck Buchanan Award is presented annually to the nation's outstanding Division I FCS (formerly Division I-AA College football defensive player I FCS Def. )|
Eddie Robinson Award (Best Div. The Eddie Robinson Award is given annually to College football 's top head coach in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly I-AA I FCS Coach)
|Harlon Hill Trophy (Div. The Harlon Hill Trophy has been awarded annually since 1986 to the NCAA Division II College football player of the year II) | Gagliardi Trophy (Div. 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 III) | Melberger Award (Div. The Melberger Award is given annually to an outstanding US College football player in Division III III)|