Heisman Trophy Awards

Events in Sport

  • 1935-12-09 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • 1936-12-01 2nd Heisman Trophy Award: Larry Kelley, Yale (E)
  • 1937-11-30 3rd Heisman Trophy Award: Clint Frank, Yale (HB)
  • 1938-11-28 4th Heisman Trophy Award: Davey O'Brien, Texas Christian (QB)
  • 1939-12-06 5th Heisman Trophy Award: Nile Kinnick, Iowa (HB)
  • 1940-11-27 6th Heisman Trophy Award: Tom Harmon, Michigan (HB)
  • 1941-12-09 7th Heisman Trophy Award: Bruce Smith, Minnesota (HB)
  • 1942-12-08 8th Heisman Trophy Award: Frank Sinkwich, Georgia (HB)
  • 1943-12-03 9th Heisman Trophy Award: Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1944-12-02 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)
  • 1945-12-04 11th Heisman Trophy Award: Doc Blanchard, Army (FB)
  • 1946-12-03 12th Heisman Trophy Award: Glenn Davis, Army (HB)
  • 1947-12-02 13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1948-12-08 14th Heisman Trophy Award: Doak Walker, SMU (HB)
  • 1949-12-07 15th Heisman Trophy Award: Leon Hart, Notre Dame (E)
  • 1950-12-12 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • 1951-12-01 17th Heisman Trophy Award: Dick Kazmaier, Princeton (HB)
  • 1952-12-02 18th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Vessels, Oklahoma (HB)
  • 1953-12-08 19th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lattner, Notre Dame (HB)
  • 1954-11-30 20th Heisman Trophy Award: Alan Ameche, Wisconsin (FB)
  • 1955-12-08 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)
  • 1956-12-04 22nd Heisman Trophy Award: Paul Hornung, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1957-12-03 23rd Heisman Trophy Award: John Crow, Texas A&M (HB)
  • 1958-12-02 24th Heisman Trophy Award: Pete Dawkins, Army (HB)
  • 1959-12-01 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)
  • 1960-11-29 26th Heisman Trophy Award: Joe Bellino, Navy (HB)
  • 1961-12-06 27th Heisman Trophy Award: Ernie Davis, Syracuse (HB) (1st African American to win)
  • 1962-12-27 28th Heisman Trophy Award: Terry Baker, Oregon State (QB)
  • 1963-11-26 29th Heisman Trophy Award: Roger Staubach, Navy (QB)
  • 1964-11-24 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
  • 1965-11-23 31st Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Garrett, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 1966-11-22 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
  • 1967-11-28 33rd Heisman Trophy Award: Gary Beban, UCLA (QB)

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1968-11-26 34th Heisman Trophy Award: O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal (RB)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal O.J. Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
O.J. Simpson
  • 1969-11-26 35th Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Owens, Oklahoma (RB)
  • 1970-11-24 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
  • 1971-11-25 37th Heisman Trophy Award: Pat Sullivan, Auburn (QB)
  • 1972-12-05 38th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska (FL)
  • 1973-12-08 39th Heisman Trophy Award: John Cappelletti, Penn State (RB)
  • 1974-12-27 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1975-12-06 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1976-11-30 42nd Heisman Trophy Award: Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh (RB)
  • 1977-12-08 43rd Heisman Trophy Award: Earl Campbell, Texas (RB)
  • 1978-11-28 44th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Sims, Oklahoma (RB)
  • 1979-12-03 45th Heisman Trophy Award: Charles White, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 1980-12-01 46th Heisman Trophy Award: George Rogers, South Carolina (RB)
  • 1981-12-05 47th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Allen, Southern Cal (RB)
  • 1982-12-04 48th Heisman Trophy Award: Herschel Walker, Georgia (RB)
  • 1983-12-03 49th Heisman Trophy Award: Mike Rozier, Nebraska (RB)
  • 1984-12-01 50th Heisman Trophy Award: Doug Flutie, Boston College (QB)
  • 1985-12-07 51st Heisman Trophy Award: Bo Jackson, Auburn (RB)
  • 1986-06-21 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC Royals
  • 1986-12-06 52nd Heisman Trophy Award: Vinny Testaverde, Miami Fla (QB)
  • 1987-12-05 53rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Brown, Notre Dame (WR)
  • 1988-12-03 54th Heisman Trophy Award: Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State (RB)
  • 1989-12-02 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (QB)
  • 1990-12-01 56th Heisman Trophy Award: Ty Detmer, Brigham Young (QB)
  • 1991-12-14 57th Heisman Trophy Award: Desmond Howard, Michigan (WR)
  • 1992-12-12 58th Heisman Trophy Award: Gino Torretta, Miami-Fla (QB)
  • 1993-12-11 59th Heisman Trophy Award: Charlie Ward, Florida State (QB)
  • 1994-12-10 60th Heisman Trophy Award: Rashaan Salaam, Colorado (RB)
  • 1995-12-09 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1996-11-07 NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times
  • 1996-12-14 62nd Heisman Trophy Award: Danny Wuerffel, Florida (QB)
  • 1997-12-13 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
  • 1998-12-14 64th Heisman Trophy Award: Ricky Williams, Texas (RB)
  • 1999-02-16 O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend
  • 1999-12-13 65th Heisman Trophy Award: Ron Dayne, Wisconsin (RB)
  • 2000-12-11 66th Heisman Trophy Award: Chris Weinke, Florida State (QB)
  • 2001-12-10 67th Heisman Trophy Award: Eric Crouch, Nebraska (QB)
  • 2002-12-15 68th Heisman Trophy Award: Carson Palmer, USC (QB)
  • 2003-12-13 69th Heisman Trophy Award: Jason White, Oklahoma (QB)
  • 2004-12-11 70th Heisman Trophy Award: Matt Leinart, USC (QB)
  • 2005-12-10 71st Heisman Trophy Award: Reggie Bush, USC (RB) (Bush would later forfeit the trophy)
  • 2006-12-09 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)
  • 2007-12-08 73rd Heisman Trophy Award: Tim Tebow, Florida (QB)
  • 2008-12-15 74th Heisman Trophy Award: Sam Bradford, Oklahoma (QB)
  • 2009-12-14 75th Heisman Trophy Award: Mark Ingram, Jr., Alabama (RB)
  • 2010-12-13 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB)
  • 2011-12-12 77th Heisman Trophy Award: Robert Griffin III, Baylor (QB)
  • 2012-12-10 78th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (QB) (first freshman to win the award)
  • 2013-12-16 79th Heisman Trophy Award: Jameis Winston, Florida State (QB)
  • 2014-12-13 80th Heisman Trophy Award: Marcus Mariota, Oregon (QB)

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1914-03-19 J Jay Berwanger, 1st Heisman Trophy winner (1935)
  • 1919-09-28 Tom Harmon, Rensselaer Indiana, sportscaster/NFL tailback (Heisman)
  • 1928-11-01 Leon Hart, NFLer (Heisman Trophy)
  • 1935-07-08 John David Crow, football player (Heisman Trophy 1957)
  • 1937-08-02 William Cannon, football player (Heisman-1959)
  • 1938-03-13 Joseph Bellino, footballer (1960 Heisman Trophy)
  • 1939-12-14 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player 1st African American to win Heisman Trophy (1961)
  • 1949-09-09 Joe Theismann, NFL QB (Redskins)/sportscaster
  • 1954-04-07 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • 1954-08-21 Archie Griffin, NFL runningback (won 2 Heisman Trophies, Ohio State)
  • 1955-03-29 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-03-26 Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
  • 1961-03-01 Mike Rozier, NFL halfback (Heisman Trophy-1983, Houston, Atlanta)
  • 1968-07-16 Barry Sanders, NFL running back (Detroit Lions, 1988 Heisman Trophy)
  • 1970-08-10 Gino Torretta, quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1992, Seattle Seahawks)
  • 1970-10-12 Charlie Ward, NBA guard (NY Knicks)/Heisman Trophy winner (1993)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1963-05-18 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player (1st African American to win Heisman Trophy) (b. 1939) dies of leukemia aged 23
  • 1990-03-15 Tom Harmon, NFL tail back (Heisman Trophy), dies at 70