The C Spire Conerly Trophy
Posted on: March 30,2019
The C Spire Conerly Trophy is presented annually to the Magnolia state’s top collegiate football player.
The award is named in honor of the late Hall of Famer Charlie Conerly, former Ole Miss and New York Giants quarterback. Conerly, a Clarksdale native, was an All-American at Ole Miss and a Pro Bowl stand-out for the Giants who led New York to three NFL Championship games and one NFL Championship.
The honor is announced each year during a banquet and program on the Tuesday night following Thanksgiving. Since its inception in 1996, winners have gone on to excel in the NFL and one has even been inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. See the photo gallery below featuring the previous C Spire Conerly Winners.
The 2020 C Spire Conerly Trophy was presented during a virtual presentation to Elijah Moore of the University of Mississippi. Click here to read more about the 2020 winner.
The C Spire Outstanding Player Awards Series includes the C Spire Conerly (football), C Spire Howell (men’s basketball), C Spire Gillom (women’s basketball) and the C Spire Ferriss (baseball) Trophies.