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Past Winners

Premier Players hosted its first charitable awards dinner in January 2011. Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett edged out a very narrow victory over Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi to become the first Premier Player of College Football award winner.

Many wonder why Cam Newton was not the victor in that first poll but, we at Premier Players did not select the winner – The fans did! All our online elections are 100% fan-driven, and the player with the most votes is the winner.

Since the first event around college football, Premier Players continues to add various sports polls to its site for fans to decide the Premier Player each season. In 2018, Premier Players held its first on-field competition – The Premier Players of Soccer – for teams to compete for the award. Just like the polls, Premier Players will add more tournaments each year, allowing middle schoolers through adults to compete for the 19lb hardware.

Please take a look at our past award winners. Hopefully, some of them were your favorite players. If not, please plan to vote and campaign for your ideal candidate to win our award.

Our Past WinnersIn 2012, North Carolina State TE Asa Watson (second front left) became the first recipient of the Freddie Solomon Community Spirit Award and Memphis LB Akeem Davis, second from right, became the first recipient of the Lee Roy Selmon Community Spirit Award.

Our Past WinnersJake Lemoine, P, helped The Houston Cougars to a No. 11 national ranking and notch one of the best seasons in its program history, tying a program-record with 48 wins and earning its first trip to the NCAA postseason since 2008.

Our Past Winners2013 Big Ten Player of The Year, Maggie Lucas, G, lead the Penn State Lady Lions to an undefeated season at home and an overall 26-6 season.

Our Past Winners

2012 Premier Player of College Hockey
Jack Connolly, C, UM-Duluth Bulldogs

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2013 Premier Player of College Hockey
Drew LeBlanc, C, St. Cloud State Huskies

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2014 Premier Player of College Hockey
CJ Motte, Goalie, Ferris State Bulldogs

2015 Premier Player of College Hockey
Daniel Ciampini, F, Union Dutchmen

2016 Premier Player of College Hockey
Thatcher Demko, G, Boston College Eagles

2017 Premier Player of College Hockey
Anders Bjork, F, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

2018 Premier Player of College Hockey
Ryan Donato, F, Harvard Crimson

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2019 Premier Player of College Hockey
Will Butcher, D, Denver Pioneers

2011 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
Kachine Alexander, G, Iowa Hawkeyes

2012 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
Brittney Griner, C, Baylor Bears

2013 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
Maggie Lucas, G, Penn State Lady Lions

2014 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
Breanna Stewart, F, UConn Huskies

2015 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, F, UConn Huskies

2016 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
Brianna Turner, F, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

2017 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
A'ja Wilson, F, South Carolina Gamecocks

2018 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
Napheesa Collier, F, UConn Huskies

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2019 Premier Player of Women's Basketball
Teaira McCowan, C, Mississippi St Bulldogs

2011 Premier Player of College Baseball
Alex Dickerson, OF, Indiana Hoosiers

2012 Premier Player of College Baseball
Kevin Gausman, RHP, LSU Tigers

2013 Premier Player of College Baseball
Colin Moran, 3B, North Carolina Tarheels

2014 Premier Player of College Baseball
Jake Lemoine, P, Houston Cougars

2015 Premier Player of College Baseball
Corey Ray, OF, Louisville Cardinals

2016 Premier Player of College Baseball
AJ Puk, LHP, Florida Gators

2017 Premier Player of College Baseball
Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt Commodores

2018 Premier Player of College Baseball
Brady Singer, RHP, Florida Gators

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2019 Premier Player of College Baseball
Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan Wolverines

2012 Premier Player of College Softball
Olivia Galati, P/DP, Hofstra Pride

2013 Premier Player of College Softball
Keilani Ricketts, LHP, Oklahoma Sooners

2014 Premier Player of College Softball
Farish Beard, P, South Alabama Jaguars

2015 Premier Player of College Softball
Lauren Haeger, P/IF, Florida Gators
 

2016 Premier Player of College Softball
Kasey Cooper, 3B, Auburn Tigers
 

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2017 Premier Player of College Softball
Paige Lowary, P, Oklahoma Sooners
 

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2018 Premier Player of College Softball
Rachel Garcia, P, UCLA Bruins

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2019 Premier Player of College Softball
Rachel Garcia, RHP/1st B, UCLA Bruins

2011 Premier Player of College Basketball
Nolan Smith, G, Duke Blue Devils

2012 Premier Player of College Basketball
Jared Sullinger, C, Ohio State Buckeyes

2013 Premier Player of College Basketball
Cody Zeller, C, Indiana Hoosiers

2014 Premier Player of College Basketball
Patric Young, C, Florida Gators

2015 Premier Player of College Basketball
Frank Kaminsky, F, Wisconsin Badgers

2016 Premier Player of College Basketball
Frank Mason III, PG, Kansas Jayhawks

2017 Premier Player of College Basketball
Markelle Fultz, PG, Washington Huskies

2018 Premier Player of College Basketball
Mikal Bridges, SF, Villanova Wildcats

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2019 Premier Player of College Basketball
Zion Williams, F, Duke Blue Devils

2014 Premier Player of Tampa Bay HS Football
Ray Ray McCloud III, RB, Sickles Gryphons

2015 Premier Player of Tampa Bay HS Football
Decalon Brooks, ILB, Gaither Cowboys

2016 Premier Player of Tampa Bay HS Football
Malik Davis, RB, Jesuit Tigers

2017 Premier Player of Tampa Bay HS Football
Nicholas Petit-Frere, OL, Berkeley Bucs

2018 Premier Player of Tampa Bay HS Football
Lawrence Toafili, RB, Pinellas Park Patriots

2017 Premier Coach of Tampa Bay HS Football
Robert Weiner, Plant Panthers

2018 Premier Coach of Tampa Bay HS Football
Evan Davis, Armwood Hawks

2018 Premier Players of Soccer
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2010 Premier Player of College Football
Ryan Mallett, QB, Arkansas Razorbacks

2011 Premier Player of College Football
Case Keenum, QB, Houston Cougars

2012 Premier Player of College Football
Jarvis Jones, DE, Georgia Bulldogs

2013 Premier Player of College Football
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State Seminoles

2014 Premier Player of College Football
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon Ducks

2015 Premier Player of College Football
Vernon Hargreaves III, CB, Florida Gators

2016 Premier Player of College Football
DeShaun Watson, QB, Clemson Tigers

2017 Premier Player of College Football
Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia Bulldogs

2018 Premier Player of College Football
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma Sooners

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2019 Premier Player of W. College Hockey
Carly Bullock, F, Princeton Tigers

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