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Heisman Trophy

Heisman Memorial Trophy Award is given annually to the top college American football player in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Award was presented by the Downtown Athletic Club in Manhattan, New York, a privately owned recreation facility near the site of the former World Trade Center, until the Club was forced to close its doors in 2002 due to financial troubles resulting in large part from the 2001 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. The award ceremony is now hosted by the Yale Club in Manhattan. The trophy is named after the college coach and DAC Director of Athletics John W. Heisman and was first presented in 1935.

Perhaps the most well-known former winner is O. J. Simpson, who, in a highly-publicized trial in the mid-1990s, was acquitted of murder charges.

List of winners
Year Winner School Position
1935Jay BerwangerChicagoHalfback
1936Larry KelleyYaleEnd
1937Clint FrankYaleHalfback
1938Davey O'BrienTexas ChristianQuarterback
1939Nile KinnickIowaHalfback
1940Tom HarmonMichiganHalfback
1941Bruce SmithMinnesotaHalfback
1942Frank SinkwichGeorgiaHalfback
1943Angelo BartelliNotre DameQuarterback
1944Les HorvathOhio StateQuaterback/Halfback
1945Doc BlanchardArmyFullback
1946Glenn DavisArmyHalfback
1947Johnny LujackNotre DameQuarterback
1948Doak WalkerSouthern MethodistHalfback
1949Leon HartNotre DameEnd
1950Vic JanowiczOhio StateHalfback
1951Dick KazmaierPrincetonHalfback
1952Billy VesselsOklahomaHalfback
1953Johnny LattnerNotre DameHalfback
1954Alan AmecheWisconsinFullback
1955Howard CassadyOhio StateHalfback
1956Paul HornungNotre DameQuarterback
1957John David CrowTexas A&MHalfback
1958Pete DawkinsArmyHalfback
1959Billy CannonLSUHalfback
1960Joe BellinoNavyHalfback
1961Ernie DavisSyracuseHalfback
1962Terry BakerOregon StateQuarterback
1963Roger StaubachNavyQuarterback
1964John HuarteNotre DameQuarterback
1965Mike GarrettSouthern Cal.Halfback
1966Steve SpurrierFloridaQuarterback
1967 Gary BebanUCLAQuarterback
1968O. J. SimpsonSouthern Cal.Halfback
1969Steve OwensOklahomaHalfback
1970Jim PlunkettStanfordQuarterback
1971Pat SullivanAuburnQuarterback
1972Johnny RodgersNebraskaWide Receiver
1973John CappellettiPenn StateRunning Back
1974Archie GriffinOhio StateRunning Back
1975Archie GriffinOhio StateRunning Back
1976Tony DorsettPittsburghRunning Back
1977Earl CampbellTexasRunning Back
1978Billy SimsOklahomaRunning Back
1979Charles WhiteSouthern Cal.Running Back
1980George RogersSouth CarolinaRunning Back
1981Marcus AllenSouthern Cal.Running Back
1982Herschel WalkerGeorgiaRunning Back
1983Mike RozierNebraskaRunning Back
1984Doug FlutieBoston CollegeQuarterback
1985Bo JacksonAuburnRunning Back
1986Vinny TestaverdeMiamiQuarterback
1987Tim BrownNotre DameWide Receiver
1988Barry SandersOklahoma StateRunning Back
1989Andre WareHoustonQuarterback
1990Ty DetmerBrigham YoungQuarterback
1991Desmond HowardMichiganWide Receiver
1992Gino TorrettaMiamiQuarterback
1993Charlie WardFlorida StateQuarterback
1994Rashaan SalaamColoradoRunning Back
1995Eddie GeorgeOhio StateRunning Back
1996Danny WuerffelFloridaQuarterback
1997Charles WoodsonMichiganDefensive Back
1998Ricky WilliamsTexasRunning Back
1999Ron DayneWisconsinRunning Back
2000Chris WeinkeFlorida StateQuarterback
2001Eric CrouchNebraskaQuarterback
2002Carson PalmerSouthern Cal.Quarterback
2003Jason WhiteOklahomaQuarterback

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