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
618 157
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

2
346 120
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Matt Leinart Quarterback

3
228 97
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Eric Crouch Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

4
181 81
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Gino Torretta Quarterback

5
189 80
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Jason White Quarterback

6
196 84
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Troy Smith Quarterback

7
157 83
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Andre Ware Quarterback

8
157 64
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Danny Wuerffel Quarterback

9
319 208
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Robert Griffin III Quarterback

10
317 263
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Tim Tebow Quarterback

11
187 120
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Vince Young Quarterback

12
135 58
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Rashaan Salaam Running back

13
113 66
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

14
104 66
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

15
111 76
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

16
68 47
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added John Huarte Quarterback

17
90 103
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Archie Griffin Running back

18
63 50
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Gary Beban Quarterback

19
62 60
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
John Cappelletti Running back

20
54 47
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Terry Baker Quarterback

21
132 285
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Sam Bradford Quarterback

22
85 241
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Mark Ingram, Jr. Running back

23
27 147
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Eddie George Running back