The Heisman Memorial Trophy, is awarded annually to the outstanding player in NCAA football. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.
YEAR NAME SCHOOL POSITION 2019 Joe Burrow LSU QB 2018 Kyler Murray Oklahoma QB 2017 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB 2016 Lamar Jackson Louisville QB 2015 Derrick Henry Alabama RB 2014 Marcus Mariota Oregon QB 2013 Jameis Winston Florida State QB 2012 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M QB 2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor QB 2010 Cam Newton Auburn QB 2009 Mark Ingram Alabama RB 2008 Sam Bradford Oklahoma QB 2007 Tim Tebow Florida QB 2006 Troy Smith Ohio State QB 2005 Reggie Bush* USC RB 2004 Matt Leinart USC QB 2003 Jason White Oklahoma QB 2002 Carson Palmer USC QB 2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska QB 2000 Chris Weinke Florida State QB 1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin RB 1998 Ricky Williams Texas RB 1997 Charles Woodson Michigan CB 1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida QB 1995 Eddie George Ohio State RB 1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado RB 1993 Charlie Ward Florida State QB 1992 Gino Torretta Miami QB 1991 Desmond Howard Michigan WR 1990 Ty Detmer Brigham Young QB 1989 Andre Ware Houston QB 1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State RB 1987 Tim Brown Notre Dame WR 1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami QB 1985 Bo Jackson Auburn RB 1984 Doug Flutie Boston College QB 1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska RB 1982 Herschel Walker Georgia RB 1981 Marcus Allen USC RB 1980 George Rogers South Carolina RB 1979 Charles White USC RB 1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma RB 1977 Earl Campbell Texas RB 1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh RB 1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State RB 1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State RB 1973 John Cappelletti Penn State RB 1972 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska RB 1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn QB 1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford QB 1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma FB 1968 O.J. Simpson USC RB 1967 Gary Beban UCLA QB 1966 Steve Spurrier Florida QB 1965 Mike Garrett USC RB 1964 John Huarte Notre Dame QB 1963 Roger Staubach Navy QB 1962 Terry Baker Oregon State QB 1961 Ernie Davis Syracuse RB 1960 Joe Bellino Navy RB 1959 Billy Cannon LSU RB 1958 Pete Dawkins Army RB 1957 John David Crow Texas A&M RB 1956 Paul Hornung Notre Dame QB 1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State RB 1954 Alan Ameche Wisconsin RB 1953 John Lattner Notre Dame RB 1952 Billy Vessels Oklahoma RB 1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton RB 1950 Vic Janowicz Ohio State RB 1949 Leon Hart Notre Dame END 1948 Doak Walker SMU RB 1947 John Lujack Notre Dame QB 1946 Glenn Davis Army RB 1945 Felix “Doc” Blanchard Army FB 1944 Les Horvath Ohio State HB 1943 Angelo Bertelli Notre Dame QB 1942 Frank Sinkwich Georgia RB 1941 Bruce Smith Minnesota RB 1940 Tom Harmon Michigan RB 1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa RB 1938 Davey O’Brien TCU QB 1937 Clinton Frank Yale QB 1936 Larry Kelley Yale END 1935 *Jay Berwanger Chicago RB
* Jay Berwanger was the first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy in 1935, the following year the award was renamed the Heisman Trophy