List of Lombardi Award Winners by Year

    Not to be confused with the Super Bowl trophy, the Lombardi Award honors the best CFB lineman of the year, and we've got all the winners by year.

    Not to be confused with the trophy received by the Super Bowl winners each year, the Lombardi Award instead honors the best college football lineman of the year. It has been presented annually since 1970 to the player who best embodies the values and spirit of Vince Lombardi. All of the Lombardi Award winners, listed by year, can be found below.

    Lombardi Award Winners Listed by Year

    • 2023 – Laiatu Latu, EDGE, UCLA
    • 2022 – Will Anderson, OLB, Alabama
    • 2021 – Aidan Hutchinson, DE, Michigan

    Between 2017 and 2020, the Rotary Club of Houston, Texas, which presents the Lombardi Award, opted to expand the eligibility criteria to include all positions. However, they rescinded this in 2021. As a result, the players who were Lombardi Award winners from 2017 until 2020 aren’t recognized by the current award committee, with the exception of Zaven Collins.

    • 2020 – Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa
    • 2019 – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
    • 2018 – Ugo Amadi, S, Oregon
    • 2017 – Bryce Love, RB, Stanford
    • 2016 – Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
    • 2015 – Carl Nassib, DE, Penn State
    • 2014 – Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona State
    • 2013 – Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
    • 2012 – Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
    • 2011 – Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
    • 2010 – Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    • 2009 – Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
    • 2008 – Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
    • 2007 – Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
    • 2006 – LaMarr Woodley, LB, Michigan
    • 2005 – A.J. Hawk, LB, Ohio State
    • 2004 – David Pollack, DE, Georgia
    • 2003 – Tommie Harris, DT, Oklahoma
    • 2002 – Terrell Suggs, DE, Arizona State
    • 2001 – Julius Peppers, DE, North Carolina State
    • 2000 – Jamal Reynolds, DT, Florida State
    • 1999 – Corey Moore, DE, Virginia Tech
    • 1998 – Dat Nguyen, LB, Texas A&M
    • 1997 – Grant Wistrom, DE, Nebraska
    • 1996 – Orlando Pace, OT, Ohio State
    • 1995 – Orlando Pace, OT, Ohio State
    • 1994 – Warren Sapp, DT, Miami (FL)
    • 1993 – Aaron Taylor, OT, Notre Dame
    • 1992 – Marvin Jones, LB, Florida State
    • 1991 – Steve Emtman, DT, Washington
    • 1990 – Chris Zorich, DT, Notre Dame
    • 1989 – Percy Snow, LB, Michigan State
    • 1988 – Tracy Rocker, DT, Auburn
    • 1987 – Chris Spielman, LB, Ohio State
    • 1986 – Cornelius Bennett, LB, Alabama
    • 1985 – Tony Casillas, DT, Oklahoma
    • 1984 – Tony Degrate, DT, Texas
    • 1983 – Dean Steinkuhler, OT, Nebraska
    • 1982 – Dave Rimington, C, Nebraska
    • 1981 – Kenneth Sims, DT, Texas
    • 1980 – Hugh Green, DE, Pittsburgh
    • 1979 – Brad Budde, G, USC
    • 1978 – Bruce Clark, DT, Penn State
    • 1977 – Ross Browner, DE, Notre Dame
    • 1976 – Wilson Whitley, DE, Houston
    • 1975 – Lee Roy Selmon, DE, Oklahoma
    • 1974 – Randy White, DT, Maryland
    • 1973 – John Hicks, OT, Ohio State
    • 1972 – Rich Glover, DT, Nebraska
    • 1971 – Walt Patulski, DT, Notre Dame
    • 1970 – Jim Stillwagon, DT, Ohio State

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