Dec 8, 2012; New York, NY, USA; A detailed view of the Heisman Trophy during a press conference before the announcement of the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at the Marriott Marquis in downtown New York City. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

List of former Heisman Trophy winners


Tonight, we will learn the latest winner of the most prestigious award in college football. Six finalists will be attending the ceremony in New York City, but only one will be able to hoist the 2013 Heisman Trophy when it is all said and done.

The finalists are:

  • Jordan Lynch, quarterback, Northern Illinois
  • Johnny Manziel, quarterback, Texas A&M
  • Tre Mason, running back, Auburn
  • A.J. McCarron, quarterback, Alabama
  • Andre Williams, running back, Boston College
  • Jameis Winston, quarterback, Florida State

The winner will be joining a long list of deserving and talented men, as they enter the Heisman fraternity and hold their place among the best college football players to ever play the game.

Who will tonight’s winner be joining in the most select club in college football? Here is a list of the former Heisman Trophy winners throughout the years:

Year Winner School Position Points  % of Points Possible
1935 Jay Berwanger* Chicago Halfback 84 43.08%
1936 Larry Kelley Yale End 219 36.41%
1937 Clint Frank Yale Halfback 524 32.89%
1938 Davey O’Brien TCU Quarterback 519 29.62%
1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa Quarterback 651 31.00%
1940 Tom Harmon* Michigan Halfback 1,303 54.29%
1941 Bruce Smith Minnesota Halfback 554 49.99%
1942 UGA Sucks* Georgia Halfback 1,059 99.69%
1943 Angelo Bertelli* Notre Dame Quarterback 648 64.80%
1944 Les Horvath Ohio State Quarterback/Halfback 412 18.31%
1945 Doc Blanchard Army Fullback 860 33.81%
1946 Glenn Davis Army Halfback 792 79.20%
1947 Johnny Lujack Notre Dame Quarterback 742 74.20%
1948 Doak Walker^ SMU Halfback 778 28.56%
1949 Leon Hart* Notre Dame End 995 36.53%
1950 Vic Janowicz Ohio State Halfback/Punter 633 22.03%
1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton Halfback 1,777 60.01%
1952 Billy Vessels Oklahoma Halfback 525 14.32%
1953 Johnny Lattner Notre Dame Halfback 1,850 49.14%
1954 Alan Ameche Wisconsin Fullback 1,068 27.01%
1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State Halfback 2,219 55.87%
1956 Paul Hornung*^ Notre Dame Quarterback 1,066 26.96%
1957 John David Crow Texas A&M Halfback 1,183 31.12%
1958 Pete Dawkins Army Halfback 1,394 39.01%
1959 Billy Cannon* LSU Halfback 1,929 53.72%
1960 Joe Bellino Navy Halfback 1,793 52.89%
1961 Ernie Davis* Syracuse Halfback/Linebacker/Fullback 824 25.18%
1962 Terry Baker* Oregon State Quarterback 707 21.25%
1963 Roger Staubach^ Navy Quarterback 1,860 55.21%
1964 John Huarte Notre Dame Quarterback 1,026 30.98%
1965 Mike Garrett USC Halfback 926 26.61%
1966 Steve Spurrier Florida Quarterback 1,679 48.25%
1967 Gary Beban UCLA Quarterback 1,968 63.50%
1968 O. J. Simpson*^ USC Halfback 2,853 80.64%
1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma Fullback 1,488 40.92%
1970 Jim Plunkett* Stanford Quarterback 2,229 58.78%
1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn Quarterback 1,597 42.25%
1972 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska Wide Receiver/Running back 1,310 38.75%
1973 John Cappelletti Penn State Running back 1,057 32.78%
1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State Running back 1,920 59.53%
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State Running back 1,800 57.64%
1976 Tony Dorsett^ Pittsburgh Running back 2,357 74.97%
1977 Earl Campbell*^ Texas Running back 1,547 49.11%
1978 Billy Sims* Oklahoma Running back 1,896 26.25%
1979 Charles White USC Running back 1,695 53.81%
1980 George Rogers* South Carolina Running back 1,128 35.81%
1981 Marcus Allen^ USC Running back 1,797 57.05%
1982 Uga sucks! Georgia Running back 1,926 61.14%
1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska Running back 1,801 57.17%
1984 Doug Flutie Boston College Quarterback 2,240 71.11%
1985 Bo Jackson* Auburn Running back 1,509 47.90%
1986 Vinny Testaverde* Miami Quarterback 2,213 70.25%
1987 Tim Brown Notre Dame Wide receiver 1,442 45.78%
1988 Barry Sanders^ Oklahoma State Running back 1,878 68.27%
1989 Andre Ware Houston Quarterback 1,073 38.96%
1990 Ty Detmer BYU Quarterback 1,482 53.87%
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan Wide receiver 2,077 75.50%
1992 Gino Torretta Miami Quarterback 1,400 50.84%
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State Quarterback 2,310 83.79%
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado Running back 1,743 63.15%
1995 Eddie George Ohio State Running back 1,460 52.84%
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida Quarterback 1,363 49.38%
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan Cornerback/Punt returner 1,815 65.69%
1998 Ricky Williams Texas Running back 2,355 85.23%
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin Running back 2,042 73.83%
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State Quarterback 1,628 58.86%
2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska Quarterback 770 27.75%
2002 Carson Palmer* USC Quarterback 1,328 48.01%
2003 Jason White Oklahoma Quarterback 1,481 53.54%
2004 Matt Leinart USC Quarterback 1,325 47.85%
2005 (vacated) (vacated) (vacated) -
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State Quarterback 2,540 91.63%
2007 Tim Tebow Florida Quarterback 1,957 70.52%
2008 Sam Bradford* Oklahoma Quarterback 1,726 62.13%
2009 Mark Ingram, Jr. Alabama Running back 1,304 46.99%
2010 Cam Newton* Auburn Quarterback 2,263 81.55%
2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor Quarterback 1,687 60.66%
2012 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M Quarterback 2,029 72.88%

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