"I have never been a part of a team that played with so much passion," said Robertson, a junior from Paramus, New Jersey. "I cannot say enough about my teammates and about my offensive line, running backs and receivers. They are the ones who got me this award."
Robertson passed for 2,846 yards and 35 touchdowns, with three interceptions, and ran for 1,078 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He led Villanova to a first-round bye in the FCS playoffs.
The Wildcats lost 34-31 in the quarterfinals to Sam Houston State last week without Robertson, who missed the game with a concussion.
"This is a tremendous night for our university and a fantastic honor for our football program," Wildcats coach Andy Talley said. "You could not meet a more All-American guy than John Robertson. He is a tremendous student and he is extremely humble."