Heisman Trophy

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Donations Flood Ohio Food Bank After Heisman Speech

Joe Burrow mentioned kids going hungry in his native Athens

(Newser) - Louisiana State University quarterback Joe Burrow may be a Heisman Trophy winner, but he hasn't forgotten his roots. The "kid from Ohio, come down to the Bayou" took time out of his Saturday acceptance speech in New York City to mention food insecurity in his native Athens. "... More »

Newest Heisman Winner Wins in Record Landslide Vote

LSU QB Joe Burrow led his team to an undefeated season

(Newser) - Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU. The quarterback won the Heisman on Saturday night in a record-breaking landslide, reports the AP , becoming the first LSU player to bring college football'... More »

Beloved College Football Figure Is Gone

Pat Sullivan 'died peacefully at home' at age 69

(Newser) - Pat Sullivan, a revered figure in Alabama sports, died Sunday at age 69. The Heisman Trophy winner had a varied career but was best known for his years as a college football quarterback and coach—and his optimism in the face of cancer, 247 Sports recalls. "I was blessed,... More »

Heisman Winner Plans to Turn Pro—in Different Sport

Kyler Murray will be at spring training for the Oakland A's

(Newser) - Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray won the Heisman Trophy Saturday after a stellar year: 4,053 yards, 40 touchdowns, a 12-1 record, and a playoff berth for the Sooners. But maybe the most remarkable nugget of all: He was drafted by baseball's Oakland A's earlier this year—he went... More »

A Walk-on Wins the Heisman

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield wins one of more lopsided votes

(Newser) - Baker Mayfield took a unique road to the Heisman Trophy, a long and winding climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players to ever play college football. The brash, flag-planting Oklahoma quarterback became the sixth Sooner to the win Heisman on Saturday night in one of the most... More »

A Sophomore QB Wins the Heisman, Easily

Lousiville's Lamar Jackson gets the honors

(Newser) - Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him. The sensational sophomore quarterback became the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, beating out preseason favorite Deshaun Watson of... More »

Heisman Winner Found Dead in Colorado Park

A cause of death has not been given for Rashaan Salaam

(Newser) - Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program's history, the AP reports. The Boulder County... More »

A Heisman Shift: Running Back Wins It

Alabama's Derrick Henry takes honor, busting string of QBs

(Newser) - Derrick Henry has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming just the third running back to take college football's top honor in the past 16 years. The 6-foot-3, 242-pound Henry broke Herschel Walker's Southeastern Conference record with 1,986 yards rushing and matched an SEC mark with 23 touchdowns, leading... More »

Stolen OJ Simpson Heisman Found, 20 Years Later

USC's copy of the trophy was stolen in 1994

(Newser) - A Heisman Trophy that OJ Simpson won in 1968 has been recovered more than 20 years after it was stolen in a burglary at the University of Southern California, police said last night. The trophy and a Simpson jersey were stolen in a burglary at Heritage Hall, home to USC'... More »

Oregon's Mariota Wins Heisman

Junior QB Marcus Mariota was pretty much a foregone conclusion

(Newser) - Oregon State quarterback Marcus Mariota collected the Heisman Trophy last night in something of both a landslide and a foregone conclusion: The junior, who ESPN describes as "a pinpoint passer with wide receiver speed," racked up the second-highest percentage of votes ever with nearly 91%—obliterating runner-up Melvin... More »

Heisman Winner Accused of Shoplifting Seafood

FSU's Jameis Winston says he forgot to pay

(Newser) - Florida State's Jameis Winston became the youngest-ever winner of the Heisman last year, but the 20-year-old has headlines of a different sort to contend with today. Police say the 20-year-old walked off with $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish from a Tallahassee supermarket, reports CNN . A store employee... More »

Jameis Winston Is Youngest Ever Heisman Winner

19-year-old Florida State freshman gets honor

(Newser) - It's another freshman, and it wasn't even close: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has won the Heisman Trophy as college football's best player. Winston became the second straight player to win the award in his first year of college, following Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel last... More »

Heisman History: First Freshman Wins Top Honor

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel takes trophy

(Newser) - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first freshman to win college football's most prized individual award. The redshirt freshman beat out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein. A few days after turning 20, Manziel became the... More »

Freshman Heisman Winner? Maybe Tonight

Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel might make history

(Newser) - A little history might be made at tonight's Heisman Trophy presentation, with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in the running to be the first freshman to get college football's top honor. There's a reason the 20-year-old is called "Johnny Football," as his stats prove:... More »

Cam Newton Deserved the Money His Dad Tried to Snag

It's time we actually paid college athletes, writes Buzz Bissinger

(Newser) - Cam Newton's father was conspicuously absent when his son was presented with the Heisman Trophy Saturday. Why? Because the NCAA, "like the Mafia," doesn't actually keep college football clean, writes Buzz Bissinger on the Daily Beast : Rather, it finds "fall guys to protect the multimillion-dollar empire,"... More »

Auburn's Cam Newton Wins Heisman Trophy

Controversial quarterback is college football's best player

(Newser) - Cam Newton withstood scandal to become the runaway winner of this year's Heisman Trophy. The Auburn quarterback, who will lead his team to the title game next month against Oregon, bested Andrew Luck of Stanford, LaMichael James of Oregon, and Kellen Moore of Boise State. Voters didn't seem to mind... More »

Cam Newton Story 'All Smoke and No Fire'

Opinion: Auburn QB still deserves Heisman, at least for now

(Newser) - It's getting hard to keep track of all the allegations surrounding Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, but "right now this story is all smoke and no fire," writes Michael Rosenberg at SI.com , who stitches together the pieces. CliffsNotes version: Newton left Florida after getting caught with a stolen... More »

Reggie Bush Forfeits Heisman

Running back returns 2005 award

(Newser) - Reggie Bush says he will give back his 2005 Heisman Trophy over allegations that he received improper benefits while playing for USC . "While this decision is heart-breaking, I find solace in knowing that the award was made possible by the support and love of so many," said the... More »

Alabama's Ingram Wins Heisman

Running back is the first Crimson Tide player to get honor

(Newser) - Mark Ingram completed the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football. The tough-running sophomore tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy tonight in the closest vote in the award's 75-year history. He finished 28 points... More »

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman

Site that's picked past 7 winners tabs Tide RB

(Newser) - Many observers believe Alabama running back Mark Ingram is going to be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner as college football’s top player—and a blog that’s correctly predicted the past seven recipients is one of them. Stiff Arm Trophy has Ingram nosing out Stanford running back Toby... More »

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