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|Football Academic All-America Team Members of the Year|
|Given for||the yearly outstanding men's American football Academic All-America team member|
|Country||United States & Canada|
|Presented by||Capital One & the College Sports Information Directors of America|
|Most recent||Christian McCaffrey, Stanford
Kyle Zimmerman, Northwest Missouri State
Ryan Anderson, Olivet
Logan Brettell, Baker
List of Football Academic All-America Team Members of the Year is a list of the annual selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and its Academic All-America sponsor of the individual athlete selected as the most outstanding of the annual Football Academic All-America selections. From 1996 to 2011 one winner each was chosen from both the College and University Divisions for all twelve Academic All-America teams including football. The Academic All-America program recognizes combined athletic and academic excellence of the nation's top student-athletes. The University Division team included eligible participants from National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I member schools, while the College Division team included scholar-athletes from all of the following: NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Canadian universities and colleges and two-year schools. Currently, each team selects Academic All-District honorees in eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada. First team All-District honorees make the All-America team ballots. All twelve Academic All-American teams (Men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's track & field, men's baseball, women's softball, men's football, women's volleyball and men's and women's at-large teams) had one Academic All-American of the Year each for both the College and University divisions. One of these twelve sport-by-sport Academic All-Americans of the year is selected as the Academic All-America Team Members of the Year for each division. The most recent football players to win the all-sports honor are Carson Wentz of North Dakota State University and Jason Vander Laan of Ferris State University, respectively winners of the Division I and Division II awards for the 2015–16 academic year (with the football awards designated as 2015 awards and the overall awards presented for 2016).
In 2011, the Academic All-America program was expanded from two to four divisions. NCAA Divisions II and III were separated into their own divisions, while the College Division now consists only of non-NCAA institutions.
Names in bold indicate winners of the all-sports Academic All-America award.
|Year||University Division Winner||School||College Division Winner||School|
|1991||Vardell, TommyTommy Vardell||Stanford|
|1992||Hansen, JimJim Hansen||Colorado|
|1993||Ruddy, TimTim Ruddy||Notre Dame|
|1994||Zatechka, RobRob Zatechka||Nebraska|
|1995||Wuerffel, DannyDanny Wuerffel||Florida||Chris Palmer||St. John's (MN)|
|1996||Wuerffel, DannyDanny Wuerffel||Florida|
|1997||Manning, PeytonPeyton Manning||Tennessee||Brad Gray||MIT|
|1998||Stinchcomb, MattMatt Stinchcomb||Georgia|
|1999||Pennington, ChadChad Pennington||Marshall|
|2000||Brees, DrewDrew Brees||Purdue|
|2001||Johnson, RyanRyan Johnson||Montana State||T.J. Hess||Widener|
|2002||Kingsbury, KliffKliff Kingsbury||Texas Tech||Mike Bowman||Susquehanna|
|2003||Krenzel, CraigCraig Krenzel||Ohio State||Tyler Paul||Emporia State|
|2004||Smith, AlexAlex Smith||Utah||Ty Touchstone||Eastern New Mexico|
|2005||Hartigan, NickNick Hartigan||Brown||Josh Lamberson ||Northwest Missouri State|
|2006||Posluszny, PaulPaul Posluszny||Penn State||Ryan Meredith||Pittsburg State|
|2007||Cramer, BrandonBrandon Cramer||Dayton||Danny Woodhead||Chadron State|
|2008||Tebow, TimTim Tebow||Florida||Greg Micheli||Mount Union|
|2009||Tebow, TimTim Tebow||Florida||Beau Kildow||Morningside|
|2010||McElroy, GregGreg McElroy||Alabama||Isaac Odim||Minnesota–Duluth|
|Year||Div. I Winner||School||Div. II Winner||School||Div. III Winner||School||College Winner||School|
|2011||Luck, AndrewAndrew Luck||Stanford||Clay Garcia||Colorado Mines||Zweifel, MichaelMichael Zweifel||Dubuque||Jake Snodgrass||McPherson|
|2012||Jones, BarrettBarrett Jones||Alabama||Dustin Vaughan||West Texas A&M||Driskill, NickNick Driskill||Mount Union||Jake Snodgrass||McPherson|
|2013||Ikard, GabeGabe Ikard||Oklahoma||Adams, TrentTrent Adams||Northwest Missouri State||Arena, JohnJohn Arena||Johns Hopkins||Wims, LamontLamont Wims||Robert Morris (IL)|
|2014||Zenner, ZachZach Zenner||South Dakota State||Rodgers, KevinKevin Rodgers||Henderson State||Bates, MichaelMichael Bates||Illinois College||Zumpfe, ConnorConnor Zumpfe||Nebraska Wesleyan|
|2015||Wentz, CarsonCarson Wentz||North Dakota State||Vander Laan, JasonJason Vander Laan||Ferris State||Spencer, HankHank Spencer||Mount Union||Paben, LoganLogan Paben||Peru State|
|2016||McCaffrey, ChristianChristian McCaffrey||Stanford||Zimmerman, KyleKyle Zimmerman||Northwest Missouri State||Anderson, RyanRyan Anderson||Olivet||Brettell, LoganLogan Brettell||Baker|
|Northwest Missouri State||3|
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