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Heisman Trophy Articles

by
David Pietrusza
David Pietrusza
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Jim Plunkett: Every Underdog Has His Day

Heisman Trophy Winner Jim Plunkett's background gave him
every excuse for failure--he refused to take any.
Les Horvath: 1944 Heisman Trophy Winner
Les Horvath's football debut was hardly the most auspicious
possible.
Glenn Davis: "The Real Touchdown Twin"
Despite being dubbed the "Touchdown Twins," Army's
Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard were not identical
physical specimens. Doc Blanchard, at 6'0" and 205
pounds, was by far the bigger of the two football
legends. The 5'9", 170 pound Davis, however, may have
been the better natural athlete.
Steve Owens: 1969 Heisman Trophy Winner
If anyone was born to play Oklahoma football it was
1969 Heisman winner Steve Owens.
Doc Blanchard: The Army War Machine
Dr. Felix Anthony Blanchard, Sr. bestowed three things to his
son, 1945 Heisman Trophy winner, "Doc" Blanchard.
Jim Plunkett
Les Horvath
Heisman Trophy Winners:

1935 - Jay Berwanger, Chicago, HB
1936 - Larry Kelley, Yale, E
1937 - Clint Frank, Yale, HB
1938 - Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian, QB
1939 - Nile Kinnick, Iowa, HB
1940 - Tom Harmon, Michigan, HB
1941 -” Bruce Smith, Minnesota, HB
1942 - Frank Sinkwich, Georgia, HB
1943 - Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame, QB
1944 -
Les Horvath, Ohio State, QB
1945 -
Doc Blanchard, Army, HB
1946 -
Glenn Davis, Army, HB
1947 - John Lujack, Notre Dame, QB
1948 - Doak Walker, SMU, HB
1949 - Leon Hart, Notre Dame, E
1950 - Vic Janowicz, Ohio State, HB
1951 - Dick Kazmaier, Princeton, HB
1952 - Billy Vessels, Oklahoma, HB
1953 - John Lattner, Notre Dame, HB
1954 - Alan Ameche, Wisconsin, FB
1955 - Howard Cassady, Ohio State, HB
1956 - Paul Hornung, Notre Dame, QB
1957 - John David Crow, Texas A&M, HB
1958 - Pete Dawkins, Army, HB
1959 - Billy Cannon, LSU, HB
1960 - Joe Bellino, Navy, HB
1961 - Ernie Davis, Syracuse, HB
1962 - Terry Baker, Oregon State, QB
1963 - Roger Staubach, Navy, QB
1964 - John Huarte, Notre Dame, QB
1965 - Mike Garrett, Southern Cal, TB
1966 - Steve Spurrier, Florida, QB
1967 - Gary Beban, UCLA, QB
1968 - O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal, TB
1969 -
Steve Owens, Oklahoma, HB
1970 -
Jim Plunkett, Stanford, QB
1971 - Pat Sullivan, Auburn, QB
1972 - Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska, FL
1973 - John Cappelletti, Penn State, HB
1974 - Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB
1975 - Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB
1976 - Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, HB
1977 - Earl Campbell, Texas, FB
1978 - Billy Sims, Oklahoma, HB
1979 - Charles White, Southern Cal, TB
1980 - George Rogers, South Carolina, HB
1981 - Marcus Allen, Southern Cal, TB
1982 - Herschel Walker, Georgia, HB
1983 - Mike Rozier, Nebraska, TB
1984 - Doug Flutie, Boston College, QB
1985 - Bo Jackson, Auburn, TB
1986 - Vinny Testaverde, Miami, QB
1987 - Tim Brown, Notre Dame, WR
1988 - Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB
1989 - Andre Ware, Houston, QB
1990 - Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, QB
1991 - Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR
1992 - Gino Torretta, Miami, QB
1993 - Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB
1994 - Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB
1995 - Eddie George, Ohio St., TB
1996 - Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB
1997 - Charles Woodson, Michigan, CB
1998 - Ricky Williams, Texas, RB
1999 - Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB
2000 - Chris Weinke, Florida St., QB
2001 - Eric Crouch, Nebraska, QB
2002 - Carson Palmer, USC, QB