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
712 179
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

2
409 138
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

3
229 98
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

4
278 123
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

5
225 96
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

6
233 101
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

7
195 103
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

8
190 83
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

9
362 256
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

10
372 307
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

11
234 155
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Quarterback

12
164 74
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

13
140 79
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

14
126 75
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

15
137 92
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

16
84 58
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

17
111 123
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

18
79 56
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

19
72 53
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

20
76 70
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

21
160 324
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

22
104 279
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

23
33 197
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Running back