Heisman Stats and Facts

 

With the 75th Annual Heisman Trophy being awarded this weekend we've been discussing the success of Heisman winners in the NFL.  We did a little research and, for your reading pleasure, here's some history on Heisman winners and their success in the NFL.

Heisman Winners who have...

Led the league/conference in scoring:

  • Marcus Allen in 1982 (1981 Heisman winner)
  • O.J. Simpson in 1975 (1968 Heisman winner)
  • Paul Hornung in 1959, 1960 & 1961 (1956 Heisman winner)

Led the league/conference in touchdowns:

  • Barry Sanders in 1990, 1991 & 1997 (1988 Heisman winner)
  • Marcus Allen in 1982, 1984 & 1993
  • Earl Campbell in 1979 & 1980 (1977 Heisman winner)
  • O.J. Simpson in 1975
  • Paul Hornung in 1960

Led the league/conference in rushing:

  • Barry Sanders in 1989, 1990, 1994 & 1996
  • Herschel Walker in 1988 (1982 Heisman winner)
  • Marcus Allen in 1985
  • Tony Dorsett in 1982 (1976 Heisman winner)
  • Earl Campbell in 1978, 1979, 1980 & 1981
  • O.J. Simpson in 1972, 1973, 1975 & 1976)
  • Alan Ameche in 1955 (1954 Heisman winner)

Led the league/conference in passing:

  • Vinny Testaverde in 1998 (1986 Heisman winner)
  • Roger Staubach in 1971, 1973, 1977, 1978 & 1979 (1963 Heisman winner)

Led the league/conference in touchdown passes:

  • Vinny Testaverde in 1996
  • Roger Staubach in 1973, 1977, 1978 & 1979
  • Johnny Lujack in 1949 (1947 Heisman winner)

Led the league/conference in receiving yards:

  • Tim Brown in 1993, 1994, 1995 & 1997 (1987 Heisman winner)

Led the league/conference in punt returns:

  • Desmond Howard in 1996 (1991 Heisman winner)

Won the Super Bowl MVP:

  • Roger Staubach in Super Bowl VI
  • Jim Plunkett in Super Bowl XV (1970 Heisman winner)
  • Marcus Allen in Super Bowl XVIII
  • Desmond Howard in Super Bowl XXXI

 

So there you have it. You are now an authority on the success of Heisman winners in the NFL.

And your prediction for the 2009 Heisman is??

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12/11/2009 11:54:59 AM

I would like to see Tim Tebow win again..

Ricardo Lee Castillo | Reply

12/11/2009 1:31:54 PM

They will be giving it to Colt McCoy. As of recent the Heisman loves giving the Heisman to QB's. If my memory serves me correct, this past decade they have only given it to one RB, Reggie Bush in 2005, and the rest has been QB's. It would be nice to see T. Gerhart receive the Heisman, but the Pac 10 tends to get ignored.

GO 49ERS AND GO UCLA BRUINS! (There is always next year)

Giovanny | Reply

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