The John Mackey Award Started in 2000, so there was no Award before that.
Because there was no overtime in college football yet.
Frank Leahy won four of them in 1943, '46, '47' and '49
The first football like games were discovered by the ancient tribe of Incas they used to kick the ball around and kick it in a hole to score a goal then soccer was discovered in china the Chinese used to play a similar sort of game they used to kick a ball into a hoop and when the British came to China they adapted soccer; changed the rules
it's not an actual roster, but this boxscore will show you most of the players: