Heisman Winners Quiz

Name the players who have won the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football.
Pro Football Hall of Fame members in bold
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Last updated: December 18, 2019
First submittedDecember 9, 2012
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Year
School
Winner
2019
LSU
Joe Burrow
2018
Oklahoma
Kyler Murray
2017
Oklahoma
Baker Mayfield
2016
Louisville
Lamar Jackson
2015
Alabama
Derrick Henry
2014
Oregon
Marcus Mariota
2013
Florida State
Jameis Winston
2012
Texas A&M
Johnny Manziel
2011
Baylor
Robert Griffin
2010
Auburn
Cam Newton
2009
Alabama
Mark Ingram
2008
Oklahoma
Sam Bradford
2007
Florida
Tim Tebow
2006
Ohio State
Troy Smith
2005
USC
Reggie Bush
2004
USC
Matt Leinart
2003
Oklahoma
Jason White
2002
USC
Carson Palmer
2001
Nebraska
Eric Crouch
2000
Florida State
Chris Weinke
1999
Wisconsin
Ron Dayne
1998
Texas
Ricky Williams
1997
Michigan
Charles Woodson
1996
Florida
Danny Wuerffel
1995
Ohio State
Eddie George
1994
Colorado
Rashaan Salaam
1993
Florida State
Charlie Ward
1992
Miami
Gino Torretta
1991
Michigan
Desmond Howard
1990
BYU
Ty Detmer
1989
Houston
Andre Ware
1988
Oklahoma State
Barry Sanders
1987
Notre Dame
Tim Brown
1986
Miami
Vinny Testaverde
1985
Auburn
Bo Jackson
1984
Boston College
Doug Flutie
1983
Nebraska
Mike Rozier
1982
Georgia
Herschel Walker
1981
USC
Marcus Allen
1980
South Carolina
George Rogers
1979
USC
Charles White
1978
Oklahoma
Billy Sims
1977
Texas
Earl Campbell
Year
School
Winner
1976
Pittsburgh
Tony Dorsett
1975
Ohio State
Archie Griffin
1974
Ohio State
Archie Griffin
1973
Penn State
John Cappelletti
1972
Nebraska
Johnny Rodgers
1971
Auburn
Pat Sullivan
1970
Stanford
Jim Plunkett
1969
Oklahoma
Steve Owens
1968
USC
O.J. Simpson
1967
UCLA
Gary Beban
1966
Florida
Steve Spurrier
1965
USC
Mike Garrett
1964
Notre Dame
John Huarte
1963
Navy
Roger Staubach
1962
Oregon State
Terry Baker
1961
Syracuse
Ernie Davis
1960
Navy
Joe Bellino
1959
LSU
Billy Cannon
1958
Army
Pete Dawkins
1957
Texas A&M
John David Crow
1956
Notre Dame
Paul Hornung
1955
Ohio State
Howard Cassady
1954
Wisconsin
Alan Ameche
1953
Notre Dame
Johnny Lattner
1952
Oklahoma
Billy Vessels
1951
Princeton
Dick Kazmaier
1950
Ohio State
Vic Janowicz
1949
Notre Dame
Leon Hart
1948
SMU
Doak Walker
1947
Notre Dame
Johnny Lujack
1946
Army
Glenn Davis
1945
Army
Doc Blanchard
1944
Ohio State
Les Horvath
1943
Notre Dame
Angelo Bertelli
1942
Georgia
Frank Sinkwich
1941
Minnesota
Bruce Smith
1940
Michigan
Tom Harmon
1939
Iowa
Nile Kinnick
1938
TCU
Davey O'Brien
1937
Yale
Clint Frank
1936
Yale
Larry Kelley
1935
Chicago
Jay Berwanger
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Level 33
Dec 10, 2012
Cam, Bo, and Pat. War Eagle!!!!
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Level 78
Aug 27, 2017
Bo Jackson may be the greatest professional athlete of all time. As for Pam Newton, well, I guess if you can't say anything nice about someone...
+1
Level 73
Dec 17, 2013
Didn't Tebow play for Florida, not State?
+3
Level 78
Mar 26, 2014
There's a surprising number of people on this list who were amazing in college, but never saw much success in the NFL.
+1
Level 80
Dec 15, 2014
I got 8 from random guessing. The 1 that I actually knew is the one with the lowest percentage... Charlie Ward... I think he was big back when my sister was still at FSU and my dad was big time into college football. Otherwise I'd have no clue who he was, either.
+1
Level 80
Dec 15, 2014
and the only other answer on here that I knew won the Heisman was OJ Simpson, missed that one.. should have picked him up just with the random guessing of last names. But I didn't.
+1
Level 62
Dec 12, 2016
Lamar Jackson needs added.
+1
Level 64
Dec 12, 2016
I think it's Louisville.
+1
Level ∞
Dec 13, 2016
Fixed. :)
+1
Level 30
Dec 13, 2016
Should accept drunkard for manziel
+1
Level 26
Dec 14, 2016
Reggie Bush shouldn't really be up there since his was taken away by the NCAA.
+2
Level 47
Apr 7, 2018
The NCAA has nothing to do with the Heisman Trophy, only the Downtown Athletic Club can take away the Heisman Trophy since it is their organization that gives the trophy out and NOT the NCAA. That is also why they have their own ceremony and not associated with all the other trophies given out to college athletes.
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Level 75
Dec 17, 2019
Bush voluntarily returned the award, and the Heisman Trust then announced that rather than re-award it, there would be no award for that year.
+1
Level 65
Dec 14, 2016
The last time someone besides a QB or running back won was in 1997. I know those are two key positions, but I have a hard time believing the best player in the country played one of those two positions for twenty years straight.
+1
Level 52
Mar 21, 2017
They awarded the statue to Bush. I believe he should stay in the quiz.
+1
Level 78
Aug 27, 2017
Ndamukong Suh was the best college football player in the country in 2009. And it wasn't.....even.....close. He should have won the Heisman unanimously. College Football corruption at its finest.
+1
Level 62
Dec 11, 2017
Colt McCoy
+1
Level 30
Nov 27, 2017
If you're not going to accept drunkard, please stop accepting "Johnny Football" for Manziel. He is a disgrace to that nickname.
+1
Level 87
Dec 11, 2017
College football has obviously changed dramatically from the "good old days" - to think that no colleges other than Ohio St and Notre Dame had more Heisman trophy winners than Army, Navy and my alma mater Yale for the first 40 years that the trophy was awarded. And it wasn't until 2004-5 (USC) that any college other than Army and Yale had consecutive (different) winners.
+3
Level 62
Dec 16, 2019
Time for Joe Burrow to be added!
+1
Level 81
Dec 17, 2019
There's no place like Oklahome State . . . because it's not a place ;)

Also a little odd that Florida State is "Florida State" for Winston, "Florida St" for Weinke, and "FSU" for Ward. Apparently you can't win the Heisman at Florida State unless your name starts with W!

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Level ∞
Dec 17, 2019
Made the Florida State formatting consistent.
+1
Level 75
Dec 17, 2019
Oklahome State error is still there for Barry Sanders.
+1
Level ∞
Dec 18, 2019
Okay fixed
+1
Level ∞
Dec 17, 2019
It's surprising how few of these guys end up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
+1
Level 61
Dec 17, 2019
Let's Geaux Jeaux
+1
Level 62
Dec 19, 2019
Burreaux