The Walter Camp Player of the Year


LSU senior quarterback Joe Burrow (Athens, OH) has been selected as the 2019 Walter Camp Player of the Year.   The Walter Camp Player of the Year is voted on by the nation’s 130 Football Bowl Subdivision head coaches and sports information directors. Other finalists for the 2019 Walter Camp Player of the Year award included quarterback Justin Fields (Ohio State), running backs Chuba Hubbard (Oklahoma State) and Jonathan Taylor (Wisconsin) and defensive end Chase Young (Ohio State).

The 53rd recipient of the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, Burrow is the first LSU player to win the prestigious honor.   Overall, Burrow is the 21st quarterback to earn the award.   Burrow is also the ninth player from a Southeastern Conference school to win the award.   Burrow is also the first LSU quarterback to earn Walter Camp First Team All-America honors.

Burrow has been a standout for the SEC champion and top-ranked Tigers (13-0), who will face #4 Oklahoma in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff on December 28 at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Ga. The 2019 SEC Offensive Player of the Year, Burrow (342-of-439, 77.9%) has thrown for 4,715 yards and 48 touchdowns – both LSU and SEC single-season records – with only six interceptions. Burrow’s 48 touchdown passes rank first in the nation. Burrow has helped LSU score 47.8 points per game, good for third place among all FBS teams.   He has thrown for 300 or more yards in eleven games this season, including a season-best 489 in a win over Ole Miss on Nov. 16.    A week earlier, Burrow threw for 393 yards and three touchdowns in a 46-41 victory over then top-ranked Alabama and earned Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Previous winners of the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award

Baker Mayfield – University of Oklahoma (2017)

Lamar Jackson – University of Louisville (2016)

Derrick Henry – University of Alabama (2015)

Marcus Mariota – University of Oregon (2014)

Jameis Winston – Florida State University (2013)

Manti Te’o – University of Notre Dame (2012)

Andrew Luck – Stanford University (2011)

Cam Newton – Auburn University (2010)

Colt McCoy – University of Texas (2009)

Colt McCoy – University of Texas (2008)

Darren McFadden – University of Arkansas (2007)

Troy Smith – The Ohio State University (2006)

Reggie Bush – University of Southern California (2005)

Matt Leinart – University of Southern California (2004)

Larry Fitzgerald – University of Pittsburgh (2003)

Larry Johnson – The Pennsylvania State University (2002)

Eric Crouch – University of Nebraska (2001)

Josh Heupel – University of Oklahoma (2000)

Ron Dayne – University of Wisconsin (1999)

Ricky Williams – University of Texas (1998)

Charles Woodson – University of Michigan (1997)

Danny Wuerffel – University of Florida (1996)

Eddie George – The Ohio State University (1995)

Rashaan Salaam – University of Colorado (1994)

Charlie Ward – Florida State University (1993)

Gino Torretta – University of Miami (1992)

Desmond Howard – University of Michigan (1991)

Raghib Ismail – University of Notre Dame (1990)

Anthony Thompson – Indiana University (1989)

Barry Sanders – Oklahoma State University (1988)

Tim Brown – University of Notre Dame (1987)

Vinney Testaverde – University of Miami (1986)

Bo Jackson – Auburn University (1985)

Doug Flutie – Boston College (1984)

Mike Rozier – University of Nebraska (1983)

Herschel Walker – University of Georgia (1982)

Marcus Allen – University of Southern California (1981)

Hugh Green – University of Pittsburgh (1980)

Charles White – University of Southern California (1979)

Billy Sims – University of Oklahoma (1978)

Ken MacAfee – University of Notre Dame (1977)

Tony Dorsett – University of Pittsburgh (1976)

Archie Griffin – The Ohio State University (1975)

Archie Griffin – The Ohio State University (1974)

John Cappelletti – The Pennsylvania State University (1973)

Johnny Rodgers – University of Nebraska (1972)

Pat Sullivan – Auburn University (1971)

Jim Plunkett – Stanford University (1970)

Steve Owens – University of Oklahoma (1969)

O.J. Simpson – University of Southern California (1968)

O.J. Simpson – University of Southern California (1967)