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
728 183
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

2
420 141
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

3
241 101
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

4
288 125
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

5
235 98
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

6
241 104
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

7
205 104
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

8
200 84
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

9
370 263
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

10
382 317
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

11
175 76
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

12
246 163
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Quarterback

13
149 82
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

14
134 79
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

15
145 97
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

16
91 60
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

17
120 127
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

18
87 56
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

19
84 72
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

20
78 55
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

21
168 329
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

22
106 291
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

23
34 209
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Running back