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Heisman Trophy Winners List

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List of Heisman Trophy winners from every year the award has been given out. All Heisman Trophy winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Heisman Trophy award are listed along with photos for every Heisman Trophy winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Heisman Trophy award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Heisman Trophy are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Heisman Trophy winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Heisman Trophy winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Heisman Trophy winners of all time. Anybody who won the Heisman Trophy usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Heisman Trophy-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Heisman Trophy, so most of the famous Heisman Trophy winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Heisman Trophy?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You can use the items in this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. List is made up of items like Tim Tebow and Bo Jackson. (77 items)


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    Alan Ameche
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    Lino Dante "Alan" Ameche, nicknamed "The Iron Horse", or simply "The Horse", was an American football player who played six seasons with the Baltimore Colts in the National Football League after winning the Heisman Trophy in college at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was elected to the Pro Bowl ...more

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    Andre Ware
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    Andre Ware is an American sports analyst and commentator and a former American football player. He was the 1989 Heisman Trophy winner as a quarterback for the University of Houston. In the 1990 NFL Draft, Ware was the first round selection of the Detroit Lions. He was inducted into the College Football ...more

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    Angelo Bertelli
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    Angelo Bortolo Bertelli was an American football player. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1943 playing as a quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.more

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    Archie Griffin
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    Archie Mason Griffin is a former American football running back. Griffin played seven seasons in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals. He is college football's only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. Griffin won four Big Ten Conference titles with the Ohio State Buckeyes and was the first player ever to ...more

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    Barry Sanders is a former American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. A member of both the college and professional football halls of fame, he was ranked by NFL Top 10 as the most elusive runner in NFL history, and also ...more

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    Billy Cannon
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    William Abb "Billy" Cannon is an All-American, 1959 Heisman Trophy winner and 2008 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and one of the American Football League's most celebrated players. He was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and moved to ...more

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    Billy Ray Sims is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for five seasons during the 1980s. Sims played college football for the University of Oklahoma, where he was a two-time consensus All-American, and won the Heisman Trophy ...more

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    Billy Vessels
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    Billy Vessels was a gridiron football player. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma and won the Heisman Trophy in 1952. Vessels went on to play professional football with the National Football League's Baltimore Colts and the Western Interprovincial Football Union's Edmonton Eskimos.more

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    Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is a retired American baseball and football player. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. He was named the greatest athlete of all time by ESPN. While at Auburn University, Jackson won the 1985 Heisman Trophy, annually awarded to the ...more

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    Bruce Smith was an american football player.more

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    Cameron Jerrell "Cam" Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football for the Auburn Tigers in Alabama and was drafted as the first overall pick by the Panthers in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is the only player in the modern era ...more

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    Carson Hilton Palmer is an American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Southern California and won the Heisman Trophy in 2002. The Cincinnati Bengals, for whom he played eight seasons, chose him with the first ...more

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    Charles Raymond White is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for nine seasons during the 1980s. He played college football for the University of Southern California, where he was an All-American and the winner of the Heisman ...more

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    Charles Woodson is an American football free safety for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and led the Michigan Wolverines to a national championship in 1997. Woodson, a "two-way player" who played both offense and defense, won ...more

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    Charlie Ward, Jr. is a retired American professional NBA basketball player, college football Heisman Trophy winner, Davey O'Brien Award winner and a Major League Baseball draftee. Despite his NCAA football success, Ward was one of the very few players who won a Heisman trophy but was not drafted in the ...more

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    Christopher Jon Weinke is the current Quarterbacks coach for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. Weinke is a former professional American football and baseball player. After spending six years in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball system, he enrolled at Florida State University ...more

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    Clint Frank
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    Clinton E. Frank was an American football player and advertising executive. He played halfback for Yale University. In 1954, he founded the Clinton E. Frank, Inc. advertising agency.more

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    Danny Wuerffel
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    Daniel Wuerffel is an American former college and professional football quarterback who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy and the 1996 national football championship while playing college football for the University of Florida. After graduating from Florida, he played for four National Football League teams, ...more

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    Davey O'Brien
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    Robert David "Davey' O'Brien was an American football quarterback. He played college football at Texas Christian University and professionally in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles. In 1938, O'Brien won the Heisman Trophy, the Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award. He was selected ...more

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    Desmond Howard
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    Desmond Kevin Howard is a former NFL wide receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner and currently a college football analyst for ESPN. He played football for the University of Michigan from 1989–1991 and won the Heisman Trophy in 1991. He played professional football in the National Football League ...more

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