Heisman Trophy

About

Highest honor awarded to the individual deemed the most outstanding college football player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. 

Trivia

The original award was called the DAC Trophy as created by New York City's Downtown Athletic Club in recognition of the best college player "east of the Mississippi River."

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Established
1935
Sport
Football
First Winner
Jay Berwanger
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Winners

1
Cam Newton, 31
2010
2
Lamar Jackson, 23
2016
3
Joe Burrow, 23
2019
4
Tim Tebow, 33
2007
5
Baker Mayfield, 25
2017
6
Bo Jackson, 58
1985
7
OJ Simpson, 73
1968
8
Kyler Murray, 23
2018
9
Reggie Bush, 35
2005 (vacated)
10
Barry Sanders, 52
1988
11
Derrick Henry, 26
2015
12
Johnny Manziel, 27
2012
13
Marcus Mariota, 27
2014
14
Robert Griffin III, 30
2011
15
Jameis Winston, 26
2013
16
Carson Palmer, 40
2002
17
Mark Ingram Jr., 30
2009
18
Sam Bradford, 33
2008
19
Herschel Walker, 58
1982
20
Charles Woodson, 44
1997
21
Ricky Williams, 43
1998
22
Marcus Allen, 60
1981
23
Roger Staubach, 78
1963
24
Doug Flutie, 58
1984
25
Earl Campbell, 65
1977
26
Paul Hornung (1935-2020)
1956
27
Ernie Davis (1939-1963)
1961
28
Tim Brown, 54
1987
29
Eddie George, 47
1995
30
Tony Dorsett, 66
1976
31
Charlie Ward, 50
1993
32
Steve Spurrier, 75
1966
33
Leon Hart (1928-2002)
1949
34
Archie Griffin, 66
1974, 1975
35
Matt Leinart, 37
2004
36
Desmond Howard, 50
1991
37
Troy Smith, 36
2006
38
Jim Plunkett, 72
1970
39
Billy Sims, 65
1978
40
Tom Harmon (1919-1990)
1940
41
Pat Sullivan (1950-2019)
1971
42
Doak Walker (1927-1998)
1948
43
Steve Owens, 72
1969
44
Vinny Testaverde, 57
1986
45
Billy Cannon (1937-2018)
1959
46
Johnny Rodgers, 69
1972
47
Ty Detmer, 53
1990
48
Jay Berwanger (1914-2002)
1935

Heisman Trophy Popularity