The Heisman finalists (minus Andrew Luck, who had not yet arrived in NYC) with the trophy:
I was thinking last night about how amazing it would be to have a Heisman winner from a school from the state of Alabama for the third year in a row. It would certainly be the first time that the Heisman winner came from a school in the same state for that many years running.
It piqued my interest in a little Heisman trivia, so I decided to have a look at which states produced the most Heisman winners. Here is the count:
Heisman winners by state (or country) of birth
California — 14
Ohio — 9
Texas, Pennsylvania — 6
Georgia, Oklahoma — 4
Minnesota, New Jersey — 3
Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Massachussetts, Florida, Nebraska, Alabama — 2
South Carolina, New York, Maryland, Mississippi, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana — 1
This year’s candidates (place of birth)
Andrew Luck — Washington D.C.
Robert Griffin III — Japan
Trent Richardson — Florida
Montee Ball — Missouri
Matt Barkley — California
Case Keenum — Texas
If Luck wins the Heisman, he will be the first winner born in the District of Columbia. Griffin III would be the third winner born outside the country (along with Tim Tebow and Frank Sinkwich) and Richardson would be Florida’s third winner.
John Heisman himself? He was born in Cleveland, OH.
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.
This is a great feature on 1941 Heisman winner Bruce Smith’s acceptance speech, which came on the heels of the Pearl Harbor attack.
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The Heisman Straw Poll
Total points, (with first-place votes in parentheses)
1. Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M -- 27 (8)
2. Manti Te'o, LB, Notre Dame -- 18 (1)
3. Collin Klein, QB, K-State -- 10
4. (tie) Marqise Lee, WR, USC -- 5 (1)
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State -- 5 (1)
The HP Heisman Watch
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Heisman Regional Breakdown
1. Andrew Luck, 315 pts
2. Robert Griffin III, 220 pts
3. Trent Richardson, 137 pts
4. Montee Ball, 31pts
5. Tyrann Mathieu 20 pts
1. Robert Griffin III, 381 pts
2. Andrew Luck,188 pts
3. Trent Richardson, 132 pts
4. Montee Ball, 85
5. Tyrann Mathieu, 72
1. Robert Griffin III, 272 pts
2. Andrew Luck. 220 pts
3. Trent Richardson, 125 pts
4. Montee Ball 85 pts
5. Tyrann Mathieu, 44 pts
1. Robert Griffin III, 303 pts
2. Trent Richardson, 256 pts
3. Andrew Luck, 182 pts
4. Tyrann Mathieu, 80 pts
5. Montee Ball, 36 pts
1. Robert Griffin III, 254 pts
2. Andrew Luck, 248 pts
3. Trent Richardson, 168 pts
4. Tyrann Mathieu, 64 pts
5. Montee Ball, 39 pts
1. Robert Griffin III, 257 pts
2. Andrew Luck, 254 pts
3. Trent Richardson, 160 pts
4. Tyrann Mathieu, 47 pts
5. Montee Ball, 36 pts
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