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Matt Corral reacts in the 2021 Egg Bowl vs. Mississippi State. 

Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral was named the winner of the 2021 C Spire Conerly Trophy Tuesday night, as Mississippi's most outstanding college football player this season.

Named after College Football Hall of Famer and Ole Miss legend Charlie Conerly, the trophy was first conferred in 1996. The Conerly Trophy has now been awarded to an Ole Miss player 10 times, the most by any school.

The junior from Ventura, California, has completed 68 percent of his passes for 3,339 yards and 20 touchdowns, with just two interceptions. Corral also has 597 yards on the ground with 11 TDs.

Corral, a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, is the only player in the FBS with more than 3,000 yards passing and 500 yards rushing this season.

The 11 rushing TDs are the third-most ever by a Rebel quarterback in a single season. He ranks ninth in the FBS in total offense (327.7). He is one of just three quarterbacks nationally to have thrown for at least 20 touchdowns and run for 11 or more TDs. He's just the third Ole Miss QB in program history to tally 20 passing TDs in back-to-back seasons.

Past Ole Miss winners include: Stewart Patridge (1997), Deuce McAllister (1999), Eli Manning (2001, 2003), Patrick Willis (2006), Bo Wallace (2012), Evan Engram (2016), A.J. Brown (2017) and Elijah Moore (2021).

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CONERLY TROPHY WINNERS

2021 – Matt Corral, QB – Ole Miss

2020 – Elijah Moore, WR – Ole Miss

2019 – Kylin Hill, RB – Mississippi State

2018 – Jeffery Simmons, DL – Mississippi State

2017 – A.J. Brown, WR - Ole Miss

2016 – Evan Engram, TE - Ole Miss

2015 – Dak Prescott, QB - Mississippi State

2014 – Dak Prescott, QB - Mississippi State

2013 – Gabe Jackson, OL - Mississippi State

2012 – Bo Wallace, QB - Ole Miss

2011 – Austin Davis, QB - Southern Miss

2010 – Chris White, LB - Mississippi State

2009 – Anthony Dixon, RB - Mississippi State

2008 – Juan Joseph, QB - Millsaps

2007 – Damion Fletcher, RB - Southern Miss

2006 – Patrick Willis, LB - Ole Miss

2005 – Jerious Norwood, RB - Mississippi State

2004 – Michael Boley, LB - Southern Miss

2003 – Eli Manning, QB - Ole Miss

2002 – Rod Davis, LB - Southern Miss

2001 – Eli Manning, QB - Ole Miss

2000 – Josh Bright, QB - Delta State

1999 – Deuce McAllister, RB - Ole Miss

1998 – J.J. Johnson, RB - Mississippi State

1997 – Stewart Patridge, QB - Ole Miss

1996 – Tregnel Thomas, RB - Delta State