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YearPlayerPositionCollegePro Team
1936Jay BerwangerHalfbackChicagoPhiladelphia Eagles
1937Sam FrancisFullbackNebraskaPhiladelphia Eagles
1938Corbett DavisFullbackIndianaCleveland Rams
1939Ki AldrichCenterTCUChicago Cardinals
1940George CafegoHalfbackTennesseeChicago Cardinals
1941Tom HarmonHalfbackMichiganChicago Bears
1942Bill DudleyHalfbackVirginiaPittsburgh Steelers
1943Frank SinkwichHalfbackGeorgiaDetroit Lions
1944Angelo BertelliQuarterbackNotre DameBoston Yanks
1945Charley TrippiHalfbackGeorgiaChicago Cardinals
1946Frank DancewiczQuarterbackNotre DameBoston Yanks
1947Bob FenimoreHalfbackOklahoma A&MChicago Bears
1948Harry GilmerQuarterbackAlabamaWashington Redskins
1949Chuck BednarikCenter/LinebackerPennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles
1950Leon HartEndNotre DameDetroit Lions
1951Kyle RoteHalfbackSMUNew York Giants
1952Bill WadeQuarterbackVanderbiltLos Angeles Rams
1953Harry BabcockEndGeorgiaSan Francisco 49ers
1954Bobby GarrettQuarterbackStanfordCleveland Browns
1955George ShawQuarterbackOregonBaltimore Colts
1956Gary GlickDefensive backColorado A&MPittsburgh Steelers
1957Paul HornungHalfbackNotre DameGreen Bay Packers
1958King HillQuarterbackRiceChicago Cardinals
1959Randy DuncanQuarterbackIowaGreen Bay Packers
1960Billy CannonRunning backLouisiana StateLA Rams (Signed with Houston Oilers/American Football League )
1961Tommy MasonRunning backTulaneMinnesota Vikings
1962Ernie DavisRunning backSyracuseWashington Redskins
1963Terry BakerQuarterbackOregon StateLos Angeles Rams
1964Dave ParksEndTexas TechSan Francisco 49ers
1965Tucker FredericksonRunning backAuburnNew York Giants
1966Tommy NobisLinebackerTexasAtlanta Falcons
1967Bubba SmithDefensive endMichigan StateBaltimore Colts
1968Ron YaryOffensive tackleUSCMinnesota Vikings
1969O.J. SimpsonRunning backUSCBuffalo Bills (American Football League}
1970Terry BradshawQuarterbackLouisiana TechPittsburgh Steelers
1971Jim PlunkettQuarterbackStanfordNew England Patriots
1972Walt PatulskiDefensive tackleNotre DameBuffalo Bills
1973John MatuszakDefensive endTampaHouston Oilers
1974Ed JonesDefensive endTennessee StateDallas Cowboys
1975Steve BartkowskiQuarterbackCaliforniaAtlanta Falcons
1976Lee Roy SelmonDefensive endOklahomaTampa Bay Buccaneers
1977Ricky BellRunning backUSCTampa Bay Buccaneers
1978Earl CampbellRunning backTexasHouston Oilers
1979Tom CousineauLinebackerOhio StateBuffalo Bills
1980Billy SimsRunning backOklahomaDetroit Lions
1981George RogersRunning backSouth CarolinaNew Orleans Saints
1982Kenneth SimsDefensive tackleTexasNew England Patriots
1983John ElwayQuarterbackStanfordBaltimore Colts
1984Irving FryarWide receiverNebraskaNew England Patriots
1985Bruce SmithDefensive endVirginia TechBuffalo Bills
1986Bo JacksonRunning backAuburnTampa Bay Buccaneers
1987Vinny TestaverdeQuarterbackMiamiTampa Bay Buccaneers
1988Aundray BruceLinebackerAuburnAtlanta Falcons
1989Troy AikmanQuarterbackUCLADallas Cowboys
1990Jeff GeorgeQuarterbackIllinoisIndianapolis Colts
1991Russell MarylandDefensive tackleMiamiDallas Cowboys
1992Steve EmtmanDefensive tackleWashingtonIndianapolis Colts
1993Drew BledsoeQuarterbackWashington StateNew England Patriots
1994Dan WilkinsonDefensive tackleOhio StateCincinnati Bengals
1995Ki-Jana CarterRunning backPenn StateCincinnati Bengals
1996Keyshawn JohnsonWide receiverUSCNew York Jets
1997Orlando PaceOffensive tackleOhio StateSt. Louis Rams
1998Peyton ManningQuarterbackTennesseeIndianapolis Colts
1999Tim CouchQuarterbackKentuckyCleveland Browns
2000 Courtney BrownDefensive endPenn StateCleveland Browns
2001Michael VickQuarterbackVirginia TechAtlanta Falcons
2002David CarrQuarterbackFresno StateHouston Texans
2003Carson PalmerQuarterbackUSCCincinnati Bengals
2004Eli ManningQuarterbackOle MissSan Diego Chargers
2005Alex SmithQuarterbackUtahSan Francisco 49ers
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