University of Michigan Football
John F. Maulbetsch Award
(Through 2006 Season)

The John F. Maulbetsch Award is given to the freshman football candidate after spring practice on the basis of desire, character, capacity for leadership and future success both on and off the gridiron. It was established by Frederick C. Matthaei in 1954 in honor of the late John F. Maulbetsch, an All-American halfback in 1914.

2006 -- Kevin Grady, RB
2005 -- Chad Henne, QB
2004 -- Jake Long, OL
2003 -- Jason Avant, WR
2002 -- Marlin Jackson, DB
2001 -- Chris Perry, RB
2000 -- Ronald Bellamy, WR
1999 -- Drew Henson, QB
1998 -- Maurice Williams, DL
1997 -- Marcus Knight, WR
1996 -- Charles Woodson, DB
1995 -- Jon Jansen, OL
1994 -- Rob Swett, LB
1993 -- Chuck Winters, DB
1992 -- Tyrone Wheatley, RB
1991 -- Steve Morrison, LB
1990 -- Chris Hutchinson, DL
1989 -- Tripp Welborne, DB
1987 -- Tim Williams, LB
1986 -- Jeff Brown, TE
1985 -- Mark Messner, DL
1984 -- Garland Rivers, DB
1983 -- Bob Perryman, FB
1982 -- Mark Hammerstein, DL
1981 -- Tom Dixon, OL
1980 -- Keith Bostic, DB
1979 -- Tony Jackson, DB
1978 -- Mike Trgovac, DL
1977 -- Ron Simpkins, LB
1976 -- Rick Leach, QB
1975 -- Dwight Hicks, DB
1974 -- Rob Lytle, RB
1973 -- Don Dufek, DB
1972 -- Dennis Franklin, QB
1971 -- Dave Gallagher, DL
1970 -- Tom Coyle, OL
1969 -- Glenn Doughty, RB
1968 -- Marty Huff, LB
1967 -- Jim Mandich, TE
1966 -- Tom Stinich, DL
1965 -- Rocky Rosema, DL
1964 -- Clayton Wilhite, OL
1963 -- Rick Sygar, DB
1962 -- Bob Timberlake, QB
1961 -- Harvey Chapman, RB
1960 -- Jack Strobel, RB
1959 -- Bob Brown, L
1958 -- John Walker, L
1957 -- George Genyk, L
1956 -- John Herrnstein, RB