1999 Winner

Corte McGuffey
Senior; Quarterback
University of Northern Colorado

McGuffey, a senior from Riverton, Wyoming, passed for 2,893 yards and 31 touchdowns in 1999, while leading Northern Colorado to the playoffs for the fifth straight year.  In claiming the Hill Trophy, he received 53 first-place votes and 205 total points, with a comfortable 85-point margin over his nearest competitor.  McGuffey was the runner-up to Brian Shay in the 1998 Hill Trophy voting. He had a 33-4 record as a starter at UNC and this season led Northern Colorado   to an 11-2 record  that included a share of the North Central Conference championship and a Division II playoff berth.  He ranked second nationally in passing efficiency with a 173.0 rating, completing 189 of 296 passes for 2,893 yards and 31 touchdowns, with just 11 interceptions.  He was also fifth nationally in total offense with a 275.5 average, rolling up 3,031 yards on 366 plays.  He was selected as a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete in 1999 as well as Burger King Scholar Athlete of the Week.  He has set UNC records for career TD passes (75), career   total offense (7,744), career passing yards (6,975), passing yards in a season (2,893), total offense in a season (3,031), pass completion percentage in a game (.810) and consecutive pass completions (11).

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