College football is one of the most popular sports in America. One of the biggest honors a player can achieve is winning the Heisman Trophy. Which school has had the most players win this prestigious award? Keep reading to find out.

Ohio State — 7

Heisman Winners

The Ohio State University has had seven Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was halfback Vic Janowicz in 1950. tailbacks Howard Cassady (1955) and Archie Griffin (1974, 1975) won back-to-back Heisman Trophies. In 1995, Ohio State quarterback Eddie George won the Heisman.

Quarterback Troy Smith won the award in 2006. In 2014, Ohio State’s first Heisman winner was running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Finally, in 2017, quarterback Baker Mayfield became the most recent Heisman winner from Ohio State. Interestingly, all seven of Ohio State’s Heisman Trophy winners were born in the state of Ohio.

Oklahoma — 7

Heisman Winners

Like Ohio State, the University of Oklahoma has also had seven Heisman Trophy winners. Steve Owens was the school’s first winner in 1969. Quarterback Billy Sims won the award in 1978. In 2003, quarterback Jason White won the Heisman Trophy.

The next three Oklahoma Heisman winners were all quarterbacks as well. Sam Bradford won the award in 2008,

while Baker Mayfield (the 2017 winner) and Kyler Murray (the 2018 winner) won back-to-back Heisman Trophies.

Notre Dame — 7

Heisman WinnersNotre Dame is another school with seven Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was quarterback Angelo Bertelli in 1943. Bertelli was followed by running backs John Lujack (1947) and Leon Hart (1949). Then, in 1987, wide receiver Tim Brown became Notre Dame’s fourth Heisman Trophy winner.

Quarterback Desmond Howard won the award in 1991. In 1997, wide receiver Randy Moss became the sixth Notre Dame player to win the Heisman Trophy. Finally, in 2020, quarterback Ian Book won the award.

Southern California — 6

Heisman Winners

The University of Southern California has had six Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was quarterback Mike Garrett in 1965. O.J. Simpson (1968), Charles White (1979), Marcus Allen (1981), Carson Palmer (2002), and Matt Leinart (2004) are the other USC quarterbacks who have won the Heisman Trophy.

Interestingly, all six of USC’s Heisman Trophy winners were born in California.

Alabama — 4

Heisman Winners

The University of Alabama has had four Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was running back Mark Ingram in 2009. Quarterback AJ McCarron won the award in 2013. In 2017, quarterback Derrick Henry became Alabama’s third Heisman Trophy winner. Finally, in 2020, wide receiver DeVonta Smith became the school’s fourth Heisman Trophy winner.

Florida — 3

Heisman Winners

The University of Florida has had three Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was quarterback Steve Spurrier in 1966. In 1996, running back Danny Wuerffel won the Heisman Trophy. Finally, in 2007, quarterback Tim Tebow became Florida’s third Heisman Trophy winner.

Michigan — 3

Heisman Winners

The University of Michigan has had three Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was halfback Tom Harmon in 1940. Quarterback Desmond Howard won the award in 1991. In 1997, Charles Woodson became Michigan’s third and most recent Heisman Trophy winner.

Nebraska — 3

Heisman Winners

The University of Nebraska has had three Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was running back Johnny Rodgers in 1972. Quarterback Eric Crouch won the award in 2001. In 2010, quarterback Roy Helu Jr. became Nebraska’s third Heisman Trophy winner.

Texas — 3

Heisman Winners

The University of Texas has had three Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was running back Earl Campbell in 1977. Quarterback Vinny Testaverde won the award in 1986. In 1998, quarterback Ricky Williams became Texas’ third Heisman Trophy winner.

Army — 3

Heisman Winners

Army has had three Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was halfback Glenn Davis in 1946. Davis was followed by fellow halfback Felix Blanchard (1958). In 1959, quarterback Pete Dawkins became Army’s third Heisman Trophy winner.

Purdue — 2

Heisman Winners

Purdue University has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was quarterback Drew Brees in 2000. In 2018, running back Rondale Moore became Purdue’s second Heisman Trophy winner.

Ohio State — 2

Heisman Winners

The Ohio State University has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was halfback Vic Janowicz in 1950. Quarterback Archie Griffin won the award in 1974 and 1975, becoming the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner.

Minnesota — 2

Heisman Winners

The University of Minnesota has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was running back Bruce Smith in 1941. In 1960, quarterback Sandy Stephens became Minnesota’s second Heisman Trophy winner.

Stanford — 2

Heisman Winners

Stanford University has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was running back Jim Plunkett in 1970. In 1992, running back Glyn Milburn became Stanford’s second Heisman Trophy winner.

Yale — 2

Heisman Winners

Yale University has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was running back Clint Frank in 1937. In 1949, running back Dick Kazmaier became Yale’s second Heisman Trophy winner.

Notre Dame — 2

Heisman Winners

The University of Notre Dame has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was quarterback Angelo Bertelli in 1943. In 1949, quarterback Leon Hart became Notre Dame’s second Heisman Trophy winner.

USC — 2

Heisman Winners

The University of Southern California has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was quarterback Mike Garrett in 1965. In 1968, running back O.J. Simpson became USC’s second Heisman Trophy winner.

Auburn — 2

Heisman Winners

Auburn University has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was running back Bo Jackson in 1985. In 2010, quarterback Cam Newton became Auburn’s second Heisman Trophy winner.

Oklahoma — 2

Heisman Winners

The University of Oklahoma has had two Heisman Trophy winners. The school’s first winner was halfback Steve Owens in 1969. In 1978, running back Billy Sims became Oklahoma’s second Heisman Trophy winner.

Conclusion :which college has won the most heisman trophies

In conclusion, these are the schools that have had the most Heisman Trophy winners. As you can see, some schools have had more than one winner. The University of Michigan has had three winners, while Army and Nebraska each have had two winners.

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