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
703 176
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

2
403 136
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

3
220 95
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

4
272 119
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

5
220 93
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

6
227 98
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

7
188 100
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

8
185 80
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

9
356 250
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

10
361 304
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

11
224 152
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Quarterback

12
156 70
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

13
136 78
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

14
124 74
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

15
136 90
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

16
83 56
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

17
108 118
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

18
78 54
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

19
74 68
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

20
70 52
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

21
154 320
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

22
100 273
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

23
32 191
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Running back