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
683 174
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

2
394 132
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

3
264 113
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

4
211 94
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

5
211 92
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

6
222 95
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

7
183 97
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

8
177 79
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

9
353 237
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

10
356 291
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

11
216 144
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Quarterback

12
133 74
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

13
149 69
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

14
119 73
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

15
133 87
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

16
78 55
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

17
106 112
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

18
74 53
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

19
71 66
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

20
64 52
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

21
149 312
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

22
98 268
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

23
32 177
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Running back