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Football Trophies And Awards List

What are the trophies in football players can get? Here is a complete list of trophies along with previous winners.


What are Football Trophies?

As with most sports, trophies in football are a way to celebrate and reward success. A trophy is given for a variety of different things in football, but each reason still must be earned. This article will provide an in depth look at football's biggest trophies.


The National Football League hands out trophies every year to teams, individual players, and coaches. Below we'll talk a little about the biggest awards each year.

Vince Lombardi Trophy

The Lombardi trophy is given to the winner of the Super Bowl. It is named after Vince Lombardi one of the greatest coaches in the NFL.

George Halas Trophy

The trophy is named after former Chicago Bears owner George Halas. It is given every year to the team that wins the NFC Championship.

Lamar Hunt Trophy

Lamar Hunt founded the Kansas City Chiefs and had a trophy named after him. It is given to the team that wins the AFC Championship every year.

NFL Awards Trophies

Individual awards are given out every year as well. Trophies are handed out for the following reasons.

  • Most valuable player
  • Rookie of the year
  • Offensive player of the year
  • Defensive player of the year
  • Comeback player of the year
  • Coach of the year
  • Sportsmanship award


In the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football (college football) there are trophies given out for many reasons including:


The Heisman trophy is given at the end of the season to the most impactful player on the field in the year. It has four finalists before a winner is chosen. This is the highest honor an individual player can receive in college football.

Bowl Game Trophies

Each bowl game is played with a trophy at stake. The sponsor of the bowl game provides a trophy for the winner of the bowl game to claim.

Rivalry Games

Each year "rival" teams play one another for a trophy. Teams that are rivals have been playing against one another for a long time, and have a significant history. The trophy that is won differs for each rivalry and is decided upon by the two schools. It is passed back and forth to whichever team wins. The winner keeps and can display the trophy for an entire year until the teams play again.

Positional Awards

On top of the heisman trophy, individual players and coaches have numerous chances to win awards each year. There are 26 awards given out to the best players at each position as well as some sportsmanship and academic awards.

Fantasy Football

Fantasy football leagues also can supply trophies to the winner of the league. Usually, the trophy changes hands every year when a new owner wins the league.

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