A list of the best Heisman Trophy winners of all time. Since 1935, the Heisman Trophy has been handed out to the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Some of the greatest players in college football history have won this award. The Heisman Trophy is one of the most coveted awards in all of American sports. Of the tens of thousands of players who compete on Saturdays, many of them want to win this award.
Notre Dame and Ohio State are currently the schools with the most Heisman winners with 7 each. USC is second with 6, though they had 7 prior to Reggie Bush vacating the 2005 Heisman Trophy due to a controversial ruling by the NCAA. Schools, students and alumni take a lot of pride when one of their players winning the Heisman.
The list of collegiate superstars who have won the Heisman is impressive. Pro Football Hall of Fame running backs like Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders, USC's Marcus Allen and Texas's Earl Campbell were all recipients of the Heisman Trophy. Ohio State's Archie Griffin is the only two-time Heisman winner. More recently, quarterbacks like Auburn's Cam Newton, Baylor's Robert Griffin III and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel have won the award.
College football is one of the most popular sports in America. Second to winning a national championship, nothing riles up a school's fan base like having a player in contention to win the Heisman Trophy.This is the list of all of the Heisman Trophy winners of all time. Vote or rerank this list based on who you think is the greatest Heisman Trophy winner ever.
Teams: Oklahoma State Cowboys football, Detroit Lions
Teams: Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Teams: Georgia Bulldogs football team, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, + more
Teams: New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Texas Longhorns football
Teams: Michigan Wolverines football, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers
Teams: USC Trojans football, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs
Teams: Navy Midshipmen football, Dallas Cowboys
Teams: Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Panthers football, Dallas Cowboys
Teams: Cincinnati Bengals, Jacksonville Bulls, Ohio State Buckeyes football
Teams: Carolina Panthers
Teams: Denver Broncos, Florida Gators football, New England Patriots, New York Jets
Teams: New Orleans Saints, Toronto Argonauts, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Texas Longhorns football
Teams: Tennessee Titans, Ohio State Buckeyes football, Dallas Cowboys
Teams: Buffalo Bills, Toronto Argonauts, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, New Jersey Generals, + more
Teams: Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers
Teams: Oklahoma Sooners football, Detroit Lions
Teams: New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins
Teams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders
Teams: Michigan Wolverines football, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, + more
Age: Died at 71 (1927-1998)
Teams: Southern Methodist University Mustang football, Southern Methodist University Mustangs football, Detroit Lions
Teams: Stanford Cardinal football, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers
Teams: Tennessee Titans
Teams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish football, Green Bay Packers
Teams: USC Trojans football, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals
Age: Died at 24 (1939-1963)
Teams: Cleveland Browns, Syracuse Orange football