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2012 Heisman Trophy Results

Name — 1st – 2nd – 3rd — Total Points

1. Johnny Manziel — 474 — 252 — 103 — 2,029

2. Manti Te’o — 321 — 309 — 125 — 1,706

3. Collin Klein — 60 — 197 — 320 — 894

4. Marqise Lee — 19 — 33 — 84 — 207

5. Braxton Miller — 3 — 29 — 77 — 144

6. Jadeveon Clowney — 4 — 13 — 23 — 61

7. Jordan Lynch — 3 — 8 — 27 — 52

8. Tavon Austin — 6 — 4 — 21 — 47

9. Kenjon Barner — 1 — 12 — 15 — 42

10. Jarvis Jones — 1 — 10 — 18 — 41

2012 Heisman order by region

1. Manziel –325

2. Te’o — 281

3. Klein — 127





1. Manziel — 348

2. Te’o — 274

3. Klein — 220





1. Te’o — 315

2. Manziel — 312

3. Klein — 126





1. Manziel — 399

2. Te’o — 253

3. Klein — 149





1. Manziel — 326

2. Te’o — 272

3. Klein — 141





1. Manziel — 319

2. Te’o — 311

3. Klein — 131





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Tyler Texas and the Heisman

Tyler Texas, noted as the “Rose Capital of the World” will soon have a new distinction; birthplace of two Heisman winners. 1977 Heisman winner Earl Campbell was born in Tyler on March 29, 1955 and would play at John Tyler High School and later at University of Texas. Future Heisman winner Johnny Manziel was also born in the city, 20 years ago yesterday, but moved to Kerrville Texas.

Tyler has a rich football tradition and has produced over 15 NFL athletes and nearly as many professional baseball players.

With a Manziel win on Saturday, the state of Texas will tie Pennsylvania for third on the list of home states of Heisman winners with seven.

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Total touchdowns and the Heisman

On Wednesday we posted about total offense and its correlation to Heisman winners. Continuing in that vein, here are the highest total touchdown seasons for Heisman winners, including their bowl games:

1. Tim Tebow, Florida, 2007 — 55

1. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 2008 — 55

3. Cameron Newton, Auburn, 2010 — 50

4. Robert Griffin III, Baylor, 2011 — 47

5. Andre Ware, Houston, 1989 — 46

6. Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, 1988 –44

7. Ty Detmer, BYU, 1990 –41

7. Jason White, Oklahoma, 2003 –41

9. Danny Wuerffel, Florida, 1996 — 39

10. Carson Palmer, USC, 2002 — 37

Eight of the 10 total touchdown leaders are also found on the total offense list posted on Wednesday (Wuerffel and Sanders were not). Not surprisingly, the last four Heisman-winning ‘Super Quarterbacks’ comprise the top four of the total touchdown list while 2009 winner Mark Ingram is not in the top 25. Barry Sanders is the only non-quarterback on the list.

Johnny Manziel’s pre-bowl game total of 43 scores would currently put him at seventh on the all time list of total touchdowns by Heisman winners but he could move into a tie for third with RG3 if he has a four touchdown game in the Cotton Bowl.

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The youngest Heisman winners

If and when Johnny Manziel wins the Heisman on Saturday, he will be the first freshman player to do so. He will not, however,  be the youngest player to win the prestigious award. That distinction belongs to Alabama’s Mark Ingram.

Manziel entered Texas A&M in the spring of 2011, and after this semester, will have the academic standing of a junior. In 2009, Ingram was a true sophomore and celebrates a late December birthday . When Ingram won the award in 2009, he was just 19 years, 356 days old. Manziel celebrated his 20th birthday yesterday (December 6) and by tomorrow he will be the second-youngest winner at 20 years two days old, just 11 days older than Ingram was when he won.

Manziel will become the ninth player to win the award as a 20 year old (Reggie Bush also won at 20).

Youngest Heisman winners

1. Mark Ingram — 19 years, 356 days

2. Johnny Manziel — 20 years, 2 days*

3. Rashaan Salaam — 20 years, 63 days

4. Archie Griffin — 20 years, 105 days

5. Tim Tebow — 20 years, 117 days

6. Barry Sanders — 20 years, 141 days

7. Herschel Walker — 20 years, 277 days

8. Vic Janowicz — 20 years, 283 days

9. Reggie Bush — 20 years, 284 days

10. Doc Blanchard — 20 years, 357 days

* – if he wins

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Heisman by the Jersey Numbers

When the Heisman winner takes the stage on Saturday he’ll be wearing a neatly-tailored suit and smile, a far cry from the team logo and jersey number with which we’ve come to identify him.

This year the three finalists all share one thing in common, a single-digit uniform number. For the first time since the Heisman presentation ceremony began in 1981 there will be no double-digit jersey represented.

Redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel, who dons No. 2, hopes to become the third player to wear the number and win the Heisman. Charles Woodson was the first player to win wearing 2 back in 1997. Cameron Newton of Auburn won the award just three years ago with the same number.

If Manti Te’o wins the Heisman, he will be the eighth Notre Dame player to do so and the second to win it wearing No. 5. Quarterback Paul Hornung won the award in 1956 wearing 5 and was just the second player to win the award donning a single-digit uniform.

In 2005, USC’s Reggie Bush was awarded the Heisman and his No. 5 jersey was hung next to the six other Trojan Heisman winners on the peristyle steps of the Coliseum. Bush’s Heisman was vacated in 2010, so a Te’o win would mean that only Notre Dame players will have won the Heisman wearing the No. 5.

Te’o would also continue (or begin) a precedent for primarily defensive Heisman winners wearing single digit numbers.

Should Collin Klein shock the world and win the Heisman, he would become the fifth player to win the award with the jersey number seven. John Huarte of Norte Dame won in 1964, Pat Sullivan of Auburn in 1971, Danny Wuerffel of Florida won in 1996 and Eric Crouch of Nebraska won in 2001, all wearing the No. 7.

Whoever wins the award will become the 11th player to wear a single-digit jersey and win the Heisman (but just tenth on record, with Bush’s vacated). In the first 62 years of the trophy, just four players wore single-digit jerseys and won the award. Since 1996, seven Heismans have been awarded to players in single-digit jerseys. On Saturday an eighth will join the exclusive club.

And that’s all you probably care to know about Heisman winners and their jersey numbers.

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Heisman Links Round Up: Heisman Finalists Edition

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Football deserves to win the Heisman Trophy

Breaking Down Johnny Manziel’s Chances at the Heisman Trophy

A&M’s Johnny Manziel among three Heisman finalist

Record-setting freshman Johnny Manziel tops final Heisman Watch

Houston Chronicle survey gives Johnny Manziel the Heisman

Why All Heisman Voters Must Look Past Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel poised to break Heisman Trophy freshman curse

Collin Klein

Collin Klein wins Unitas award as top QB

Collin Klein named Heisman Trophy Finalist

Klein Wins Unitas Award

Klein tabbed finalist for Walter Camp, Manning awards

Heisman Finalists: Klein, Manziel and Te’o Represent Closest Race

Collin Klein’s Closing Argument Should Be Enough to Win

Manti Te’o

Manti Te’o embodies all things Heisman

Notre Dame’s Te’o wins Nagurski Award for top defensive player

The linebacker, the narrative, and the Heisman

Manti Te’o for Heisman

Te’o captures collects awards

Heisman race historic, and maybe historically close


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Heisman Links Roundup

Manziel reflects on offseason arrest

Leo Roth: Don’t call the Heisman race for Johnny Manziel just yet

Heisman Watch 2012: Projected Finalists Who Will Make Strong Cases in Week 14

Heisman Watch Week 13: Collin Klein makes a final push

Manziel: Heisman Would Be ‘Dream Come True’

Gamecocks DE, Jadeveon Clowney for Heisman?

Johnny Manziel poised to break Heisman Trophy freshman curse

Heisman Trophy Greg Hansen: Voting Carey? Why not?

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel not on coaches’ All-America team

Marqise Lee named Walter Camp finalist

Neither Klein nor Manziel on coaches’ All-American team

Eddie George Talks Heisman Contenders

2012 Heisman Trophy Odds and Predictions: Top 5 Contenders

Manti Te’o Deserves To Win The Heisman

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