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Encyclopedia > Walter Payton Award

The Walter Payton Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player in Division I-AA football. The honor was first given in 1987 to the outstanding player in Division I-AA, but in 1995, eligibility was restricted to offensive players. That year, the Buck Buchanan Award for I-AA defensive players was inaugurated. A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Buck Buchanan Award is presented annually to the nations outstanding Division I-AA college football defensive player. ...


The trophy was named in honor of NFL legend Walter Payton, who starred at Jackson State University, which is now a I-AA school. Both the Payton and Buchanan Awards are awarded the night before the annual I-AA championship game. NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ... Jackson State University, often abridged as Jackson State or by its initials JSU is a historically black university located in Jackson, Mississippi founded in 1877. ...


Previous winners

Year Player School
1987 Kenny Gamble Colgate
1988 Dave Meggett Towson
1989 John Friesz Idaho
1990 Walter Dean Grambling
1991 Jamie Martin Weber State
1992 Michael Payton Marshall
1993 Doug Nussmeier Idaho
1994 Steve McNair Alcorn State
1995 Dave Dickenson Montana
1996 Archie Amerson Northern Arizona
1997 Brian Finneran Villanova
1998 Jerry Azumah New Hampshire
1999 Adrian Peterson Georgia Southern
2000 Louis Ivory Furman
2001 Brian Westbrook Villanova
2002 Tony Romo Eastern Illinois
2003 Jamaal Branch Colgate
2004 Lang Campbell William & Mary
2005 Erik Meyer Eastern Washington
2006 Ricky Santos New Hampshire

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Colgate in fall. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dave Meggett (born April 30, 1966 in Charleston, South Carolina), is a former professional American Football running back who played for the New York Giants (1989-1994), New England Patriots (1995-1997), and the New York Jets (1998). ... Towson University, formerly State Normal School (1866-1935), Maryland State Teachers College at Towson (1935-1963), Towson State College (1963-1976), Towson State University (1976-1997), is a public university located in Towson in Baltimore County, Maryland, is part of the University System of Maryland. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Friesz John Melvin Friesz (Born May 19, 1967) in Missoula, Montana, is a former professional football player, a retired NFL quarterback. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... GSU athletics logo, highly reminiscent of the Green Bay Packers logo. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamie Martin is an American football quarterback for the St. ... Weber State University is a public university located in the city of Ogden in Weber County, Utah, USA. There is also a Davis County satellite campus located in Layton. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Douglas (Doug) Keith Nussmeier is the current quarterbacks coach for the St. ... The University of Idaho is the states land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973 in Mount Olive, Mississippi) is an American professional football player who spent 11 years as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans (Houston Oilers), until he was traded in June 2006 to the Baltimore Ravens. ... Alcorn State University, located in Claiborne County, Mississippi is a public land grant university. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dave Dickenson (b. ... University of Montana The University of Montana campus, 1999. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a university in Flagstaff, Arizona in the United States. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brian Finneran (born January 31, 1976 in Mission Viejo, California) is an American football wide receiver who currently plays for the Atlanta Falcons. ... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Jerry Azumah (born September 1, 1977 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) was an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. Azumah was selected as the 14th pick of the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft out of the University of New Hampshire. ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Adrian Peterson (born July 1, 1979 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American football running back. ... On Forest Drive looking between College of Education and College of Nursing towards the College of Information Technology. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Bell Tower Furman University is a private, coeducational, non-sectarian, liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brian Collins Westbrook (Born on September 2, 1979 in Fort Washington, Maryland) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He is considered one of the most consistent players, in terms of yardage, in the NFL. He is also one of... Villanova University is a private university located in Radnor Township, a suburb northwest of Philadelphia on the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Antonio Ramiro Tony Romo (born April 21, 1980, in San Diego) is a professional football player. ... Eastern Illinois University is a state university located in Charleston, Illinois. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jamaal Branch was a student-athlete from Colgate University, who played football from 2000-2001, 2003-2004. ... Colgate in fall. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lang Campbell (born September 25, 1981 in Winchester, VA) is an American football quarterback who is a current member of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. ... The College of William and Mary (also known as William & Mary, W&M or The College) is a small, selective, coeducational public university located in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Erik Meyer (born December 28, 1982 in La Mirada, California) is an American football quarterback. ... Eastern Washington University is a comprehensive state university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ...

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Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999) was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears. ...

College football awards:
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. teams)
Outland Trophy (Best IOL or DL)
Ray Guy Award (Best P)
Sammy Baugh Trophy (Best QB)
Ted Hendricks Award (Best DE)
Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year | Home Depot Coach of the Year
Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year
Walter Payton Award (Best Div. I-AA Off.) | Buck Buchanan Award (Best Div. I-AA Def.)
Harlon Hill Trophy (Div. II) | Gagliardi Trophy (Div. III) | Melberger Award (Div. III)

  Results from FactBites:
 
ESPN Classic - Sweet victory (906 words)
Payton ran, caught and threw for a touchdown in a 30-27 loss to Minnesota on Oct. 21, 1979.
When Payton broke Jim Brown's career record of 12,312 rushing yards against New Orleans on Oct. 7, 1984, he also snapped a mark he shared with Brown, as this was his 59th game of running for at least 100 yards.
Payton hoped to become the first African-American owner of an NFL franchise, but his group's bid to bring an expansion franchise for St. Louis was turned down in 1993.
DI'S 2002 WALTER PAYTON AWARD WINNER-TONY ROMO (586 words)
Eastern Illinois quarterback Tony Romo was named the 16th winner of the Walter Payton Award Thursday at the Division I-AA College Football Awards, on the eve of the national championship game.
The award is given annually to the most outstanding college football player on the Division I-AA level.
The Walter Payton Award was established in 1987 by The Sports Network.
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