Here Is Every Single Person To Ever Win The Heisman Trophy

Heisman Trophy Winners

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The Heisman Trophy is one of the most prestigious, if not the most prestigious award, in all of college sports. It is awarded each year to the most outstanding player in all of college football and serves as a symbol of greatness. The award was created back in 1935 in New York City at the Downtown Athletic Club by John Heisman to recognize “the most valuable college football player east of the Mississippi.”

Since the first Heisman was awarded to University of Chicago halfback Jay Berwanger, players from 39 different schools across the country have won the award, with Notre Dame and Ohio State both producing seven Heisman winners, which is more than any other school. Speaking of the Buckeyes, Ohio State has the only winner of multiple Heismans in running back Archie Griffin, when he won the award in both 1974 and 1975. Let’s take a look and see a complete list of the winners:


Heisman Trophy Winners

1935: Jay Berwanger – Halfback – Chicago
1936: Larry Kelley – End – Yale
1937: Clint Frank – Halfback – Yale
1938: Davey O’Brien – Quarterback – TCU
1939: Nile Kinnick –¬†Halfback/Quarterback – Iowa
1940: Tom Harmon – Halfback – Michigan
1941: Bruce Smith – Halfback – Minnesota
1942: Frank Sinkwich- Halfback – Georgia
1943: Angelo Bertelli – Quarterback – Notre Dame
1944: Les Horvath – Quarterback/Halfback – Ohio State
1945: Doc Blanchard – Fullback – Army
1946: Glenn David – Halfback – Army
1947: Johnny Lujack – Quarterback – Notre Dame
1948: Doak Walker – Halfback – SMU
1949: Leon Hart – End – Notre Dame
1950: Vic Janowicz – Halfback/Fullback – Ohio State
1951: Dick Kazmaier – Halfback – Princeton
1952: Billy Vessels – Halfback – Oklahoma
1953: Johnny – Halfback – Notre Dame
1954: Alan Ameche – Fullback – Wisconsin
1955: Howard Cassady – Halfback – Ohio State
1956: Paul Hornung – Quarterback – Notre Dame
1957: John David Crow – Halfback – Texas A&M
1958: Pete Dawkins – Halfback – Army
1959: Billy Cannon – Halfback – LSU
1960: Joe Bellino – Halfback – Navy
1961: Ernie Davis – Halfback/Linebacker – Syracuse
1962: Terry Baker – Quarterback – Oregon State
1963: Roger Staubach – Quarterback – Navy
1964: John Huarte – Quarterback – Notre Dame
1965: Mike Garrett – Halfback – USC
1966: Steve Spurrier – Quarterback – Florida
1967: Gary Beban – Quarterback – UCLA
1968: O.J. Simpson – Halfback – USC
1969: Steve Owens – Fullback – Oklahoma
1970: Jim Plunkett – Quarterback – Stanford
1971: Pat Sullivan – Quarterback – Auburn
1972: Johnny Rodgers – Wide Receiver/Running back – Nebraska
1973: John Cappelletti – Running back – Penn State
1974: Archie Griffin – Running back – Ohio State
1975: Archie Griffin – Running back – Ohio State
1976: Tony Dorsett – Running back – Pittsburgh
1977: Earl Campbell – Running back – Texas
1978: Billy Sims – Running back – Oklahoma
1979: Charles White – Running back – USC
1980: George Rogers – Running back – South Carolina
1981: Marcus Allen – Running back – USC
1982: Herschel Walker – Running back – Georgia
1983: Mike Rozier – Running back – Nebraska
1984: Doug Flutie – Quarterback – Boston College
1985: Bo Jackson – Running Back – Auburn
1986: Vinny Testaverde – Quarterback – Miami
1987: Tim Brown – Wide receiver – Notre Dame
1988: Barry Sanders – Running back – Oklahoma State
1989: Andre Ware – Quarterback – Houston
1990: Ty Detmer – Quarterback – BYU
1991: Desmond Howard – Wide receiver/Punt returner – Michigan
1992: Gino Torretta – Quarterback – Miami
1993: Charlie Ward – Quarterback – Florida State
1994: Rashaan Salaam – Running back – Colorado
1995: Eddie George – Running back – Ohio State
1996: Danny Wuerffel – Quarterback – Florida
1997: Charles Woodson – Cornerback/Punt returner – Michigan
1998: Ricky Williams – Running back – Texas
1999: Ron Dayne – Running back – Wisconsin
2000: Chris Weinke – Quarterback – Florida State
2001: Eric Crouch – Quarterback – Nebraska
2002: Carson Palmer – Quarterback – USC
2003: Jason White – Quarterback – Oklahoma
2004: Matt Leinart – Quarterback – USC
*2005: Reggie Bush – Running back – USC
2006: Troy Smith – Quarterback – Ohio State
2007: Tim Tebow – Quarterback – Florida
2008: Sam Bradford – Quarterback – Oklahoma
2009: Mark Ingram – Running back – Alabama
2010: Cam Newton – Quarterback – Auburn
2011: Robert Griffin III – Quarterback – Baylor
2012: Johnny Manziel – Quarterback – Texas A&M
2013: Jameis Winston – Quarterback – Florida State
2014: Marcus Mariota – Quarterback – Oregon
2015: Derrick Henry – Running back – Alabama

*Reggie Bush voluntarily forfeited his Heisman Trophy due to violating¬†NCAA policies when he and his family accepted gifts from sports agent Lloyd Lake. On most lists of the Heisman winners, Bush isn’t included because of the violations, but I personally don’t give a damn about that. He was arguably the best college football player I’ve watched in my lifetime, and I don’t see how accepting gifts should tarnish that. Yes, it’s against NCAA policies, but I don’t think it gave me any sort of competitive edge, and because of that, I still consider him a Heisman winner.

Connor HazeltonCOED Writer
Aspiring trillionaire. Fan of sports, good food, any dog over 30 pounds, and boybands. 2013 Fantasy Basketball Champion and 2016 Dek Hockey Champion. Firm believer that Lions are better than Tigers.
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