WINNER

Previous Winners

2021

Jet & Legacy Award

PREVIOUS JET AWARD

YearNameTeamAward
2021 Marcus Jones HoustonJet Award
2020 Avery Williams Boise State UniversityJet Award
2019 Joe Reed University of VirginiaJet Award
2018 Savon Scarver Utah State UniversityJet Award
2017 Dante Pettis University of WashingtonJet Award
2016 Adoree Jackson University of Southern CaliforniaJet Award
2015 Christian McCaffrey Stanford UniversityJet Award
2014 Tyler Lockett Kansas State UniversityJet Award
2013 Ty Montgomery Stanford UniversityJet Award
2012 Tavon Austin West Virginia UniversityJet Award
2011 Joe Adams University of ArkansasJet Award

LEGACY AWARD

YearNameTeamAward
2023 Aaron Lockett Kansas StateWR
2022 Ted Ginn Jr. The Ohio State UniversityLegacy Award
2021 Mike Garret USCLegacy Award
2020 Terry Metcalf California State U. at Long BeachLegacy Award
2020 Cliff Branch Colorado UniversityLegacy Award
2019 Mel Gray Missouri StateLegacy Award
2019 Dante Hall Texas A&MLegacy Award
2018 Billy “White Shoes” Johnson Widener UniversityLegacy Award
2017 Rick Upchurch University of MinnesotaLegacy Award
2016 Joe Washington University of OklahomaLegacy Award
2015 Paul Allen Brigham Young UniversityLegacy Award
2014 Pat Fischer University of Nebraska at LincolnLegacy Award
2013 Billy Cannon Louisiana State UniversityLegacy Award

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The Jet Award Selection Process

To be considered for the Jet Award, players must be a Division 1 college football team member and meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a primary return specialist (Kick or Punt returner) for their team.
  • Be among the national leaders in return categories.
  • Show leadership, courage, desire, respect for authority and discipline.

Award Presentation

The first round of voting should be conducted in late September and early October. From that first round of votes, the list of 12 semifinalists will be created and released at the end of October. The second round of voting will take place in mid-October to form the list of four finalists.  A final vote in early December to determine the winner and the decision is announced at the Award Presentation.

Damon Benning

Damon Benning, (Lead Voting Panelist) was a four year letterman who helped lead the Huskers to back-to-back national titles. He finished his career carrying the pigskin 270 times for a total of 1,562 yards. Benning also caught the ball 12 times for a total of 134 yards and returned 32 kickoffs for 770 yards. He finished his Husker career with 2,625 all-purpose yards. Due to his outstanding career, Benning was signed as a free-agent by the Carolina Panthers in 1997. Currently Benning focuses his attention on The Sharp & Benning in the Morning on 1620 The Zone.

JOHNNY RODGERS WIL ALSO RECIEVE A VOTE ALONG WITH THE PREVIOUS WINNERS
Media Voting Panel