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1967 - 33rd Award
Gary Beban
Ucla Back

Gary Beban quarterbacked UCLA to 23 victories against five losses and two ties in his three-year reign with the Bruins. He completed 1,280 yards passing, rushed for 35 TD’s, and made two 2-point conversions. His professional football career with the Washington Redskins ended in 1970 at which time Gary joined CB Commercial, the nations leading full-service real estate organization. After serving as an industrial property specialist and holding various management positions, Gary has served as President of CB Commercial and Madison Advisory Group since 1987. He and his wife Kathleen have two sons, Paul and Mark, and reside in Northbrook, IL.

Gary was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1988.

The Voting

 

Points

 

Place

Yr.

Name

School

Pos.

1

2

3

Total

1stGary BebanUCLASr.QB3693321971,968
2ndO.J. SimpsonSouthern CaliforniaJr.RB2613592211,722
3rdLeRoy KeyesPurdueJr.RB-CB2781422481,366
4thLarry CsonkaSyracuseSr.FB 22 20 30136
5thKim HammondFlorida StateSr.QB 17 15 990
6thBob JohnsonTennesseeSr.C 13 10 1776
7th Granville LigginsOklahomaSr.NG 2 11 3361
8thDewey WarrenTennesseeSr.QB 4 13 1856
9thWayne MeylanNebraskaSr.MG 11 5 1255
10thTerry HanrattyNotre DameJr.QB 1 12 2754

O.J. Simpson's 1,722 points were the second highest for a second place finish but Purdue's versatile LeRoy Keyes, with 1,366 points, hit an all-time high for a third-place finish. Beban won every section but the Midwest, where he was second to Keyes.

No. registered electors: 1,033
Date of announcement: November 28, 1967
Date of dinner: December 7, 1967

The positions within each region are as follows:

Place

EAST

SOUTH

MIDWEST

SOUTHWEST

FAR WEST

1stBebanBebanKeyesBebanBeban
2ndSimpsonSimpsonBebanSimpsonSimpson
3rdKeyesKeyesSimpsonKeyesKeyes
4thCsonkaHammondMeylanGilbertToscano
5thHanrattyJohnsonHanrattyLigginsLiggins

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