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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654 168
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

2
370 126
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Matt Leinart Quarterback

3
248 104
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Eric Crouch Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

4
201 88
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Gino Torretta Quarterback

5
203 86
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Jason White Quarterback

6
212 93
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Troy Smith Quarterback

7
170 93
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Andre Ware Quarterback

8
171 72
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Danny Wuerffel Quarterback

9
339 226
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Robert Griffin III Quarterback

10
342 279
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Tim Tebow Quarterback

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202 134
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Vince Young Quarterback

12
141 66
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Rashaan Salaam Running back

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122 72
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

14
114 69
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Ty Detmer Quarterback

The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

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123 83
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

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74 52
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added John Huarte Quarterback

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99 109
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Archie Griffin Running back

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68 53
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Gary Beban Quarterback

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66 64
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
John Cappelletti Running back

20
59 50
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Terry Baker Quarterback

21
142 300
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Sam Bradford Quarterback

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95 254
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Mark Ingram, Jr. Running back

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31 161
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Eddie George Running back