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Baylor QB Robert Griffin III Wins Heisman; Top 10 Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

Robert Griffin III Passed for 3,998 Yards and Ran for Another 644

Robert Griffin III Passed for 3,998 Yards and Ran for Another 644 (espn.com)

Baylor Bears‘ quarterback Robert Griffin III has won the 77th Heisman Trophy.  It’s the school’s first Heisman winner.

To see all the winners by school check out a previous Sports List of the Day post: Schools with the Most Heisman Trophy Winners.  For a year-by-year or alphabetical list of all the winners, go to the source: heisman.com.

Want more?

Here’s Time magazine’s rundown of the Top 10 Heisman Trophy Winners.  Even better, lostlettermen.com’s Top 10 Most Dominant Heisman Trophy Campaigns.

Since all that’s been covered, here’s a twist…how about the Top 10 Heisman Trophy winners that made it big in the NFL.  That’s today’s list below, courtesy the Christian Science Monitor.

Doak Walker 1948 Southern Methodist Mustangs Detroit Lions
Paul Hornung 1956 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Green Bay Packers
Roger Staubach 1963 Navy Midshipmen Dallas Cowboys
O.J. Simpson 1968 USC Trojans Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers
Jim Plunkett 1970 Stanford Cardinal New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland/LA Raiders
Tony Dorsett 1976 Pittsburgh Panthers Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos
Earl Campbell 1977 Texas Longhorns Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints
Marcus Allen 1981 USC Trojans LA Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs
Doug Flutie 1984 Boston College Eagles Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers
Barry Sanders 1988 Oklahoma State Cowboys Detroit Lions

College Football: Schools with the Most Heisman Trophy Winners / Heisman Trophy Winners by School

Notre Dame and Ohio State Have the Most Heisman Trophy Winners

Notre Dame and Ohio State Have the Most Heisman Trophy Winners

It’s college football Saturday, and today’s list looks at all the Heisman Trophy winners, broken down by school.

The Heisman Trophy, given to the best NCAA college football player of the season, was first awarded in 1935 to Jay Berwanger, a halfback from the University of Chicago (the Maroons).

The Heisman has been awarded 76 times.  The 2005 award, won by USC running back Reggie Bush, has been vacated.

You can see how football itself has changed from a running game in the early days through the 1970′s to the passing-focused one of today by looking at the positions of the winners over time.  If you look at the chronological list of winners, courtesy wikipedia, you’ll notice that from 1935 to 1983, 36 of the 48 Heisman winners were halfbacks, fullbacks and running backs (including 12 RBs in a row 1972-1983).

Then, thereabouts, a shift. Starting around Doug Flutie in 1984, the passing game takes over.  Through 2010, 16 of 27 winners were quarterbacks (including 9 of the last 11), and one, Tim Brown, was a wide receiver (he’s the only WR to win it).

1. Notre Dame 7 Angelo Bertelli, QB (1943); Johnny Lujack, QB (1947); Leon Hart, End (1949); Johnny Lattner, HB (1953); Paul Hornung, QB (1956); John Huarte, QB (1964); Tim Brown, WR (1987)
1. Ohio State 7 Les Horvath, QB/HB (1944); Vic Janowicz HB/P (1950); Howard Cassady, HB (1955); Archie Griffin, RB (1974, 1975); Eddie George, RB (1995); Troy Smith, QB (2006)
3. USC 6 Mike Garrett, HB (1965); O.J. Simpson, HB (1968); Charles White, RB (1979); Marcus Allen, RB (1981); Carson Palmer, QB (2002); Matt Leinart, QB (2004)
4. Oklahoma 5 Billy Vessels, HB (1952); Steve Owens, FB (1969); Billy Sims, RB (1978); Jason White, QB (2003); Sam Bradford, QB (2008)
5. Army 3 Doc Blanchard, FB (1945); Glenn Davis, HB (1946); Pete Dawkins, HB (1958)
5. Auburn 3 Pat Sullivan, QB (1971); Bo Jackson, RB (1985); Cam Newton, QB (2010)
5. Florida 3 Steve Spurrier, QB (1966); Danny Wuerffel, QB (1996); Tim Tebow, QB (2007)
5. Michigan 3 Tom Harmon, HB (1940); Desmond Howard, WR (1991); Charles Woodson, CB/PR (1997)
5. Nebraska 3 Johnny Rodgers, RB (1972); Mike Rozier, RB (1983); Eric Crouch, QB (2001)
10. Florida State 2 Charlie Ward, QB (1993); Chris Weinke, QB (2000)
10. Georgia 2 Frank Sinkwich, HB (1942); Herschel Walker, RB (1982)
10. Miami 2 Vinny Testaverde, QB (1986); Gino Torretta, QB (1992)
10. Navy 2 Joe Bellino, HB (1960); Roger Staubach, QB (1963)
10. Texas 2 Earl Campbell, RB (1977); Ricky Williams, RB (1998)
10. Wisconsin 2 Alan Ameche, FB (1954); Ron Dayne, RB (1999)
10. Yale 2 Larry Kelley, End (1936); Clint Frank, HB (1937)
17. Alabama 1 Mark Ingram, Jr., RB (2009)
17. BYU 1 Ty Detmer, QB (1990)
17. Boston College 1 Doug Flutie, QB (1984)
17. Colorado 1 Rashaan Salaam, RB (1994)
17. Chicago 1 Jay Berwanger, HB (1935)
17. Houston 1 Andre Ware, QB (1989)
17. Iowa 1 Nile Kinnick, HB (1939)
17. LSU 1 Billy Cannon, HB (1959)
17. Minnesota 1 Bruce Smith, HB (1941)
17. Oklahoma State 1 Barry Sanders, RB (1988)
17. Oregon State 1 Terry Baker, QB (1962)
17. Penn State 1 John Cappelletti, RB (1973)
17. Pittsburgh 1 Tony Dorsett, RB (1976)
17. Princeton 1 Dick Kazmaier, HB (1951)
17. South Carolina 1 George Rogers, RB (1980)
17. SMU 1 Doak Walker, HB (1948)
17. Stanford 1 Jim Plunkett, QB (1970)
17. Syracuse 1 Ernie Davis, HB/LB/FB (1961)
17. Texas A&M 1 John David Crow, HB (1957)
17. TCU 1 Davey O’Brien, QB (1938)
17. UCLA 1 Gary Beban, QB (1967)
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