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
727 183
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

2
419 141
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

3
240 101
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

4
287 125
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver

5
234 98
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

6
241 103
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

7
204 104
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

8
199 84
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

9
369 263
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

10
381 317
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

11
174 76
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

12
245 163
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
BenjaminLatting added Quarterback

13
148 82
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

14
133 79
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

15
144 97
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time

16
90 60
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

17
120 126
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

18
86 56
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

19
83 72
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

20
77 55
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

21
167 329
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback

22
105 291
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back

23
34 208
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
jschro1861 added Running back