These are the Walter Payton Award winners. It is given to the Division I-AA offensive player of the year.

  1. 2005 - Erik Meyer, Eastern Washington
  2. 2004 - Lang Campbell, W & Mary
  3. 2003 - Jamaal Branch, Colgate
  4. 2002 - Tony Romo, E Illinois
  5. 2001 - Brian Westbrook, Villanova
  6. 2000 - Louis Ivory, Furman
  7. 1999 - Adrian Peterson, G Southern
  8. 1998 - Jerry Azumah, N Hamp
  9. 1997 - Brian Finneran, Villanova
  10. 1996 - Archie Amerson, N Arizona
  11. 1995 - Dave Dickenson, Montana
  12. 1994 - Steve McNair, Alcorn St
  13. 1993 - Doug Nussmeier, Idaho
  14. 1992 - Michael Payton, Marshall
  15. 1991 - Jamie Martin, Weber St
  16. 1990 - Walter Dean, Gram St
  17. 1989 - John Friesz, Idaho
  18. 1988 - Dave Meggett, Towson
  19. 1987 - Kenny Gamble, Colgate
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