college sports The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the Heisman Trophy winners who had the most disappointing NFL career.

The worst Heisman Trophy winners certainly excelled in the college game but failed at the next level. The biggest Heisman disappointments hail from some of the most storied programs in college football, and while many Heisman Trophy winners had great NFL careers (players like Barry Sanders, Marcus Allen and Tony Dorsett), others peaked in college and were just never the same. The biggest Heisman busts were of course high draft picks but quite obviously failed to live up to expectations. Heisman busts like Matt Leinart and Andre Ware could fall into the category of enormously disappointing QBs. Other Heisman Trophy failures in the NFL were running backs (like Rashaan Salaam and Archie Griffin) that never matched their college success at the pro level. There have been many Heisman Trophy busts over the year but which one do you think is the biggest? Vote now for the most disappointing Heisman Trophy winner!
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1
630 157
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

2
351 121
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Matt Leinart Quarterback

3
234 97
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Eric Crouch Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

4
186 81
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Gino Torretta Quarterback

5
193 80
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Jason White Quarterback

6
201 84
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Troy Smith Quarterback

7
160 85
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Andre Ware Quarterback

8
160 65
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Danny Wuerffel Quarterback

9
326 210
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Robert Griffin III Quarterback

10
324 268
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Tim Tebow Quarterback

11
191 122
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Vince Young Quarterback

12
137 59
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Rashaan Salaam Running back

13
116 67
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

14
107 66
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Ty Detmer Quarterback

The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

15
114 76
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

16
70 47
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added John Huarte Quarterback

17
92 104
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Archie Griffin Running back

18
65 50
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Gary Beban Quarterback

19
63 61
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
John Cappelletti Running back

20
55 47
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Terry Baker Quarterback

21
134 289
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Sam Bradford Quarterback

22
87 243
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Mark Ingram, Jr. Running back

23
28 148
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Eddie George Running back