Heisman Memorial Trophy

The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.

The Heisman Trophy is college football’s top award and the most prestigious of all the individual awards that are given out each season in major college football.


Other Resources

Heisman.com – the official Heisman Trophy website
Heisman.com – Heisman Aspirants
College Football America Yearbook Heisman Watch
Complete Heisman Voting Results



List of Winners

YearWinnerSchoolPOSCL
2016Lamar JacksonLouisvilleQBSO
2015Derrick HenryAlabamaRBJR
2014Marcus MariotaOregonQBJR
2013Jameis WinstonFlorida StateQBFR
2012Johnny ManzielTexas A&MQBFR
2011Robert Griffin IIIBaylorQBJR
2010Cam NewtonAuburnQBJR
2009Mark Ingram, Jr.AlabamaRBSO
2008Sam BradfordOklahomaQBSo
2007Tim TebowFloridaQBSO
2006Troy SmithOhio StateQBSR
2005Reggie Bush, vacatedUSCRBJR
2004Matt LeinartUSCQBJR
2003Jason WhiteOklahomaQBJR
2002Carson PalmerUSCQBSR
2001Eric CrouchNebraskaQBSR
2000Chris WeinkeFlorida StateQBSR
1999Ron DayneWisconsinRBSR
1998Ricky WilliamsTexasRBSR
1997Charles WoodsonMichiganCB/PRJR
1996Danny WuerffelFloridaQBSR
1995Eddie GeorgeOhio StateRBSR
1994Rashaan SalaamColoradoRBJR
1993Charlie WardFlorida StateQBSR
1992Gino TorettaMiami (FL)QBSR
1991Desmond HowardMichiganWR/PRJR
1990Ty DetmerBYUQBJR
1989Andre WareHoustonQBJR
1988Barry SandersOklahoma StateRBJR
1987Tim BrownNotre DameWRSR
1986Vinny TestaverdeMiami (FL)QBSR
1985Bo JacksonAuburnRBSR
1984Doug FlutieBoston CollegeQBSR
1983Mike RozierNebraskaRBSR
1982Herschel WalkerGeorgiaRBSR
1981Marcus AllenUSCRBSR
1980George RogersSouth CarolinaRBSR
1979Charles WhiteUSCRBSR
1978Billy SimsOklahomaRBJR
1977Earl CampbellTexasRBSR
1976Tony DorsettPittsburghRBSR
1975Archie GriffinOhio StateRBSR
1974Archie GriffinOhio StateRBSR
1973John CappellettiPenn StateRBSR
1972Johnny RodgersNebraskaWR/RBSR
1971Pat SullivanAuburnQBSR
1970Jim PlunkettStanfordQBSR
1969Steve OwensOklahomaFBSR
1968O.J. SimpsonUSCHBSR
1967Gary BebanUCLAQBSR
1966Steve SpurrierFloridaQBSR
1965Mike GarrettUSCHBSR
1964John HuarteNotre DameQBSR
1963Roger StaubachNavyQBJR
1962Terry BakerOregon StateQBSR
1961Ernie DavisSyracuseHB/LB/FBSR
1960Joe BellinoNavyHBSR
1959Billy CannonLSUHBSR
1958Pete DawkinsArmyHBSR
1957John David CrowTexas A&MHBSR
1956Paul HornungNotre DameQBSR
1955Howard CassadyOhio StateHBSR
1954Alan AmecheWisconsinFBSR
1953Johnny LattnerNotre DameHBSR
1952Billy VesselsOklahomaHBSR
1951Dick KazmaierPrincetonHBSR
1950Vic JanowiczOhio StateHB/PJR
1949Leon HartNotre DameESR
1948Doak WalkerSMUHBJR
1947Johnny LujackNotre DameQBSR
1946Glenn DavisArmyHBSR
1945Doc BlanchardArmyFBJR
1944Les HorvathOhio StateQB/HBSR
1943Angelo BertelliNotre DameQBSR
1942Frank SinkwichGeorgiaHBSR
1941Bruce SmithMinnesotaHBSR
1940Tom HarmonMichiganHBSR
1939Nile KinnickIowaHBSR
1938Davey O'BrienTCUQBSR
1937Clint FrankYaleHBSR
1936Larry KelleyYaleESR
1935*Jay BerwangerChicagoHBSR

* – Awarded as the DAC Trophy