Neyland Trophy

General Robert R Neyland Trophy

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In 1967, the Knoxville Quarterback Club, seeking a way to honor Gen. Neyland’s memory, established the Robert R. Neyland Memorial Trophy. This award is given annually by the Club to an outstanding man who has contributed greatly to intercollegiate athletics. The first presentation in 1967 included the man who hired Gen. Neyland in 1926 and his first All-America lineman, who later became head coach at Yale. The permanent trophy is displayed in the Tennessee Hall of Fame Exhibit in the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center on the University of Tennessee campus.

Neyland Trophy Recipients

1967 – Nathan W. Dougherty, Tennessee

1967 – Herman Hickman, Yale

1968 – Wallace Wade, Alabama

1969 – Bobby Dodd, Georgia Tech

1970 – John Barnhill, Arkansas

1971 – Jess Neely, Rice

1972 – John Vaught, Mississippi

1973 – Bud Wilkinson, Oklahoma

1974 – Fritz Crisler, Michigan

1975 – Lynn “Pappy” Waldorf, California

1976 – John McKay, Southern California

1977 – Darrell Royal, Texas

1978 – Ralph “Shug” Jordan, Auburn

1979 – Frank Broyles, Arkansas

1980 – Bob Devaney, Nebraska

1981 – Ara Parseghian, Notre Dame

1982 – Bill Murray, Duke

1983 – Paul “Bear” Bryant, Alabama

1984 – Woody Hayes, Ohio State

1985 – Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State

1986 – Bob Woodruff, Tennessee

1987 – Charles McClendon, LSU

1988 – LaVell Edwards, Brigham Young

1989 – Vince Dooley, Georgia

1990 – Bo Schembechler, Michigan

1991 – Murray Warmath, Minnesota

1992 – Bobby Bowden, Florida State

1993 – Grant Teaff, Baylor

1994 – Jerry Claiborne, Kentucky

1995 – Dan Devine, Notre Dame

1996 – Hayden Fry, Iowa

1997 – Terry Donahue, UCLA

1998 – Lou Holtz, Notre Dame

1999 – Eddie Robinson, Grambling

2000 – Tom Osborne, Nebraska

2001 – Doug Dickey, Tennessee

2002 – Gene Stallings, Alabama

2003 – Johnny Majors, Pittsburgh

2004 – John Gaglidardi, St. John’s (Minn.)

2005 – Barry Switzer, Oklahoma

2006 – John Cooper, Ohio State

2007 – John Robinson, UNLV

2008 – Lloyd Carr, Michigan

2008 – Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee

2010 – Ken Sparks, Carson-Newman

2011 – R C Slocum, Texas A&M

2012 – Fisher DeBerry. Air Force

2013 – Mack Brown, Texas