List of William V. Campbell Trophy Winners by Year

Honoring all-around excellence, the William V. Campbell Trophy is known as the "Academic Heisman" -- we have all the winners listed by year.

Known as the “Academic Heisman”, William V. Campbell Trophy winners combine academic excellence, community service, and elite on-field performance. Named after William Cambell, a former college football player and coach at Columbia University, the trophy has been awarded annually since 1990. All the William V. Campbell Trophy winners, listed by year, are below.

William V. Campbell Trophy Winners Listed by Year

  • 2022 – Jack Campbell, Iowa
  • 2021Charlie Kolar, Iowa State
  • 2020 – Brady White, Memphis
  • 2019 – Justin Herbert, Oregon
  • 2018 – Christian Wilkins, Clemson
  • 2017 – Micah Kiser, Virginia
  • 2016 – Zach Terrell, Western Michigan
  • 2015 – Ty Darlington, Oklahoma
  • 2014 – David Helton, Duke
  • 2013 – John Urschel, Penn State
  • 2012 – Barrett Jones, Alabama
  • 2011 – Andrew Rodriguez, Army
  • 2010 – Sam Acho, Texas
  • 2009 – Tim Tebow, Florida
  • 2008 – Alex Mack, California
  • 2007 – Dallas Griffin, Texas
  • 2006 – Brian Leonard, Rutgers
  • 2005 – Rudy Niswanger, LSU
  • 2004 – Michael Muñoz, Tennessee
  • 2003 – Craig Krenzel, Ohio State
  • 2002 – Brandon Roberts, Washington (MO)
  • 2001 – Joaquin Gonzalez, Miami (FL)
  • 2000 – Kyle Vanden Bosch, Nebraska
  • 1999 – Chad Pennington, Marshall
  • 1998 – Matt Stinchcomb, Georgia
  • 1997 – Peyton Manning, Tennessee
  • 1996 – Danny Wuerffel, Florida
  • 1995 – Bobby Hoying, Ohio State
  • 1994 – Robert B. Zatechka, Nebraska
  • 1993 – Thomas D. Burns, Virginia
  • 1992 – Jim Hansen, Colorado
  • 1991 – Brad Culpepper, Florida
  • 1990 – Chris Howard, Air Force