NFL 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
745 186
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
2
434 142
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
3
250 103
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
4
298 129
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver
5
243 100
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
6
245 107
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
7
211 105
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
8
204 86
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
9
375 270
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
10
390 325
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
11
178 79
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
12
252 168
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Quarterback
13
151 84
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
14
137 79
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
15
94 60
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback
16
148 99
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
17
122 130
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
18
89 57
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
19
85 73
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
20
80 55
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
21
175 331
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
22
107 296
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
23
35 217
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Running back