Ed Marinaro’s 2nd Place Heisman Trophy

Don’t say the Heisman race doesn’t have its share of fun.

From the War Eagle Reader:

“I should have won it, not him.”

That’s what Ed Marinaro, a running back for mighty Cornell (and future “Hill Street Blues” star), said during a nationally-televised ABC Sports special that aired just days after Pat Sullivan won the 1971 Heisman Trophy. Marinaro was runner-up. Auburn students felt sorry for him.

They gave him something to make him feel better.

The trophy was displayed at J&M Bookstore for several weeks, and a photo of it was used to introduce the “Honors” section of that year’s Glomerata.

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2 Responses to Ed Marinaro’s 2nd Place Heisman Trophy

  1. Bammer November 30, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    and if Bear Bryant believed in campaigning for the trophy the Heisman would have gone to Johnny Musso

    though it’s good to see that the Barners can do something right

    • Bammer November 30, 2011 at 10:18 am #

      haha I’m sorry that was just TOO Bammer even for me

      Pat did go to my high school John Carroll in Birmingham and was the first person actually from the state of Alabama to win the award the second of course being Bo

      though to stick to my Bammer roots I would have to remind the barners of 1971 Iron Bowl a matchup of undefeated teams in which Alabama won handily

      Bama and the Barn went on to get our butts kicked in the following bowl games