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The last three Heisman-winning quarterbacks — Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and Marcus Mariota — threw a combined 19 interceptions during their Heisman campaigns. The 1990 Heisman winner, Ty Detmer, threw 28. By himself. In one year.
Detmer won the award during an era when quarterbacks won it more often than other positions but it wasn't dominated by signal-callers. It is now dominated by signal-callers. Fifteen of the last 18 winners were quarterbacks, only one of whom threw more than 10 interceptions.
Who is the last quarterback to win the Heisman while throwing more than 10 interceptions?
Key word: More. More than 10 interceptions.
Chris Weinke ended a run of three straight non-quarterback winners when he captured the Heisman in 2000. Weinke, 28, remains the oldest Heisman winner ever and beat Oklahoma quarterback Josh Heupel by only 76 votes, the fifth-smallest margin ever.
In leading Florida State to 11 wins in 2000, Weinke threw for 4,167 yards, 33 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He had four multi-interception games, including three picks in a win over Louisville.
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