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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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Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Matt Leinart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Gino Torretta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Eric Crouch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Safety, Quarterback, Wide receiver
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Jason White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Troy Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
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Danny Wuerffel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Andre Ware is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Chris Weinke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Rashaan Salaam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Running back
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Robert Griffin III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Ty Detmer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Vince Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Tim Tebow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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John Huarte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Ron Dayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Gary Beban is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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JaMarcus Russell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Archie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Terry Baker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
Quarterback
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John Cappelletti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Baker Mayfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Quarterback
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Ryan Leaf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Kyle Boller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time
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Joey Harrington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Heisman Busts of All Time