Miller-Digby Award

Since 1948, the Sugar Bowl has honored the most outstanding player in each game, using votes of the sportswriters and sportscasters covering the game. The award was established initially as a memorial to Warren V. Miller, the first president of the Bowl. In 1959, the name of the trophy was changed to the Miller-Digby Memorial Trophy, following the death of Fred J. Digby, one of the founders and the first general manager of the Bowl.