As the fall semester comes to a close, many students are starting to think about their future. One important question that many students ask themselves is which college has the most Heisman Trophy winners? In this blog post, we will take a look at the colleges and universities that have produced the most Heisman Trophy winners.

We will also explore some of the reasons why these schools have been so successful in producing Heisman Trophy winners. Finally, we will discuss some of the benefits of attending a school with a strong history of producing Heisman Trophy winners. Read on to learn more!

1.Oklahoma Sooners: 7 Heisman Trophy Winners

The Oklahoma Sooners have produced a total of 7 Heisman Trophy winners, the most of any college or university. The Oklahoma Sooners have had a Heisman Trophy winner in 4 different decades (1950s, 1970s, 1980s, and 2000s).

Additionally, the Oklahoma Sooners have had 3 Heisman Trophy winners who went on to win the NFL MVP award (Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, and Billy Sims).

The success of the Oklahoma Sooners in producing Heisman Trophy winners is likely due to the school’s strong tradition of success in football.

The Oklahoma Sooners have won 7 national championships and 40 conference championships. The Oklahoma Sooners have also produced a number of other successful football players, such as Bart Starr and Jim Thorpe.

2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish: 7 Heisman Trophy Winners

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have produced a total of 7 Heisman Trophy winners, the second most of any college or university. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have had a Heisman Trophy winner in 4 different decades (1930s, 1940s, 1970s, and 1980s).

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have also had 3 Heisman Trophy winners who went on to win the NFL MVP award (John Lujack, Leon Hart, and Tim Brown).

The success of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in producing Heisman Trophy winners is likely due to the school’s strong tradition of success in football.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won 11 national championships and 8 conference championships. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have also produced a number of other successful football players, such as Jerome Bettis and Joe Montana.

3. USC Trojans: 6 Heisman Trophy Winners

The USC Trojans have produced a total of 6 Heisman Trophy winners, the third most of any college or university. The USC Trojans have had a Heisman Trophy winner in 5 different decades (1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s).

Additionally, the USC Trojans have had 2 Heisman Trophy winners who went on to win the NFL MVP award (Marcus Allen and O.J. Simpson).

The success of the USC Trojans in producing Heisman Trophy winners is likely due to the school’s strong tradition of success in football.

The USC Trojans have won 11 national championships and 38 conference championships. The USC Trojans have also produced a number of other successful football players, such as Ronnie Lott and Reggie Bush.

4. Ohio State Buckeyes: 5 Heisman Trophy Winners

The Ohio State Buckeyes have produced a total of 5 Heisman Trophy winners, the fourth most of any college or university. The Ohio State Buckeyes have had a Heisman Trophy winner in 4 different decades (1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s).

Additionally, the Ohio State Buckeyes have had 2 Heisman Trophy winners who went on to win the NFL MVP award (Howard Cassady and Archie Griffin).

The success of the Ohio State Buckeyes in producing Heisman Trophy winners is likely due to the school’s strong tradition of success in football. The Ohio State Buckeyes have won 8 national championships and 39 conference championships.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have also produced a number of other successful football players, such as Eddie George and Orlando Pace.

5. Yale Bulldogs: 5 Heisman Trophy Winners

The Yale Bulldogs have produced a total of 5 Heisman Trophy winners, the fifth most of any college or university. The Yale Bulldogs have had a Heisman Trophy winner in 3 different decades (1920s, 1930s, and 1940s).

Additionally, the Yale Bulldogs have had 2 Heisman Trophy winners who went on to win the NFL MVP award (Larry Kelley and Clint Frank). The success of the Yale Bulldogs in producing Heisman Trophy winners is likely due to the school’s strong tradition of success in football.

The Yale Bulldogs have won 3 national championships and 18 conference championships. The Yale Bulldogs have also produced a number of other successful football players, such as Calvin Hill and Gary Fencik.

The colleges and universities that have produced the most Heisman Trophy winners are the Oklahoma Sooners, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, USC Trojans, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Yale Bulldogs.

These schools have all had a significant amount of success in football, winning a combined total of 29 national championships and 145 conference championships.

Additionally, these schools have produced a number of other successful football players, including Bart Starr, Jim Thorpe, Jerome Bettis, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Reggie Bush, Eddie George, and Orlando Pace.

Heisman Trophy winners from 1935 to today

YEAR WINNER TEAM POSITION PERCENTAGE CLASS
1935 Jay Berwanger* Chicago HB 43.08% Senior
1936 Larry Kelley Yale TE 36.41% Senior
1937 Clint Frank Yale HB 32.89% Senior
1938 Davey O’Brien TCU QB 29.62% Senior
1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa HB/QB 31.00% Senior
1940 Tom Harmon* Michigan HB 54.29% Senior
1941 Bruce Smith Minnesota HB 49.99% Senior
1942 Frank Sinkwich* Georgia HB 56.15% Senior
1943 Angelo Bertelli* Notre Dame QB 64.80% Senior
1944 Les Horvath Ohio State HB/QB 18.31% Senior
1945 Doc Blanchard Army FB 33.81% Junior
1946 Glenn Davis Army HB 79.20% Senior
1947 Johnny Lujack Notre Dame QB 74.20% Senior
1948 Doak Walker† SMU HB 28.56% Junior
1949 Leon Hart* Notre Dame TE 36.53% Senior
1950 Vic Janowicz Ohio State HB/P 22.03% Junior
1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton HB 60.01% Senior
1952 Billy Vessels Oklahoma HB 14.32% Senior
1953 Johnny Lattner Notre Dame HB 49.14% Senior
1954 Alan Ameche Wisconsin FB 27.01% Senior
1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State HB 55.87% Senior
1956 Paul Hornung‡ Notre Dame QB 26.96% Senior
1957 John David Crow Texas A&M HB 31.12% Senior
1958 Pete Dawkins Army HB 39.01% Senior
1959 Billy Cannon* LSU HB 53.72% Senior
1960 Joe Bellino Navy HB 52.89% Senior
1961 Ernie Davis* Syracuse HB/LB/FB 25.18% Senior
1962 Terry Baker* Oregon State QB 21.25% Senior
1963 Roger Staubach† Navy QB 55.21% Junior
1964 John Huarte Notre Dame QB 30.98% Senior
1965 Mike Garrett USC HB 26.61% Senior
1966 Steve Spurrier Florida QB 48.25% Senior
1967 Gary Beban UCLA QB 63.50% Senior
1968 O. J. Simpson‡ USC HB 80.64% Senior
1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma FB 40.92% Senior
1970 Jim Plunkett* Stanford QB 58.78% Senior‡
1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn QB 42.25% Senior
1972 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska WR/RB 38.75% Senior
1973 John Cappelletti Penn State RB 32.78% Senior
1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State RB 59.53% Junior
1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State RB 57.64% Senior
1976 Tony Dorsett† Pittsburgh RB 74.97% Senior
1977 Earl Campbell‡ Texas RB 49.11% Senior
1978 Billy Sims* Oklahoma RB 26.25% Junior‡
1979 Charles White USC RB 53.81% Senior
1980 George Rogers* South Carolina RB 35.81% Senior
1981 Marcus Allen† USC RB 57.05% Senior
1982 Herschel Walker Georgia RB 61.14% Junior
1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska RB 57.17% Senior
1984 Doug Flutie Boston College QB 71.11% Senior
1985 Bo Jackson* Auburn RB 47.90% Senior
1986 Vinny Testaverde* Miami QB 70.25% Senior‡
1987 Tim Brown† Notre Dame WR 45.78% Senior
1988 Barry Sanders† Oklahoma State RB 68.27% Junior
1989 Andre Ware Houston QB 38.96% Junior
1990 Ty Detmer BYU QB 53.87% Junior‡
1991 Desmond Howard Michigan WR/PR 75.50% Junior‡
1992 Gino Torretta Miami QB 50.84% Senior‡
1993 Charlie Ward Florida State QB 83.79% Senior‡
1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado RB 63.15% Junior
1995 Eddie George Ohio State RB 52.84% Senior
1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida QB 49.38% Senior‡
1997 Charles Woodson Michigan CB/PR 65.69% Junior
1998 Ricky Williams Texas RB 85.23% Senior
1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin RB 73.83% Senior
2000 Chris Weinke Florida State QB 58.86% Senior
2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska QB 27.75% Senior‡
2002 Carson Palmer* USC QB 48.01% Senior‡
2003 Jason White Oklahoma QB 53.54% Senior‡
2004 Matt Leinart USC QB 47.85% Junior‡
2005 Reggie Bush† USC RB 91.77% Junior‡
2006 Troy Smith Ohio State QB 91.63% Senior‡
2007 Tim Tebow Florida QB 70.52% Sophomore
2008 Sam Bradford* Oklahoma QB 62.13% Sophomore‡
2009 Mark Ingram Jr. Alabama RB 46.99% Sophomore
2010 Cam Newton* Auburn QB 81.55% Junior‡
2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor QB 60.66% Junior‡
2012 Johnny Manziel Texas A&M QB 72.88% Freshman‡
2013 Jameis Winston* Florida State QB 79.12% Freshman‡
2014 Marcus Mariota Oregon QB 90.92% Junior‡
2015 Derrick Henry Alabama RB 65.73% Junior
2016 Lamar Jackson Louisville QB 79.50% Sophomore
2017 Baker Mayfield* Oklahoma QB 86.00% Senior‡
2018 Kyler Murray* Oklahoma QB 77.75% Junior‡
2019 Joe Burrow* LSU QB 95.03% Senior‡
2020 Devonta Smith Alabama WR Senior

Conclusion

The Heisman Trophy is one of the most prestigious awards in all of college football. The award is given to the most outstanding player in the sport, as voted on by a panel of experts. A number of colleges and universities have had a significant amount of success in producing Heisman Trophy winners. The schools that have produced the most Heisman Trophy winners are the Oklahoma Sooners, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, USC Trojans, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Yale Bulldogs. These schools have all had a significant amount of success in football, winning a combined total of 29 national championships and 145 conference championships. Additionally, these schools have produced a number of other successful football players, including Bart Starr, Jim Thorpe, Jerome Bettis, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Reggie Bush, Eddie George, and Orlando Pace.

The Heisman Trophy is one of the most prestigious awards in all of college football. The award is given to the most outstanding player in the sport, as voted on by a panel of experts. A number of colleges and universities have had a significant amount of success in producing Heisman Trophy winners. The schools that have produced the most Heisman Trophy winners are the Oklahoma Sooners, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, USC Trojans, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Yale Bulldogs. These schools have all had a significant amount of success in football, winning a combined total of 29 national championships and 145 conference championships. Additionally, these schools have produced a number of other successful football players, including Bart Starr, Jim Thorpe, Jerome Bettis, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, Reggie Bush, Eddie George, and Orlando Pace.

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