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The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time  

Ranker College Football
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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!
list ordered by
1
Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
2
Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
3
Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
4
Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver
5
Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
6
Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
7
Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
8
Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
9
Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
10
Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
11
Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
12
Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
13
Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
14
Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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15
John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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16
Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
17
Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
18
Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
19
John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
20
Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
21
Sam Bradford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
22
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
23
Eddie George is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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