Heisman Winners seen in action

The Heisman: Most famous individual award in all of sports.

The Heisman: Most famous individual award in all of sports.

Over the course of our game history, we’ve seen the following Heisman Trophy winners in action:

1976   Tony Dorsett       RB    Pittsburgh at  Navy               1974    W 13-11

1983   Mike Rozier         RB    Nebraska vs. Penn State       1983     W 44-6       Kickoff Classic

We watched Tony Dorsett play against Navy as a sophomore in 1974 two years before he set the D1 career rushing mark against the Mids.

We watched Tony Dorsett play against Navy as a sophomore in 1974 two years before he set the D1 career rushing mark against the Mids.

1985   Bo Jackson          RB   Auburn vs.  Miami                1984      L 20-18      Kickoff Classic

1985   Bo Jackson          RB   Auburn vs.  Florida               1985      L 14-10

1986  Vinny Testaverde  QB   Miami vs.  Auburn                1984     W 20-18      Kickoff Classic

1987  Tim Brown           WR   Notre Dame at Penn State    1987      L 21-20

1990  Ty Detmer            QB   BYU at Navy                        1989     W 31-10

Camden, NJ native Mike Rozier carried 16 times for 71 yards in Nebraska's 44-6 win over Penn State in the Inaugural Kickoff Classic we attended in 1983.

Camden, NJ native Mike Rozier carried 16 times for 71 yards in Nebraska’s 44-6 win over Penn State in the Inaugural Kickoff Classic we attended in 1983.

1992  Gino Torretta        QB   Miami at Penn State             1992     W 17-14

1993  Charlie Ward         QB   Florida State vs. Kansas       1993     W 42-0        Kickoff Classic

1995  Eddie George        RB   Ohio State at Penn State       1994     L  63-14

1996  Danny Wuerffel     QB  Florida vs. Florida State         1997    W  52-20      Sugar Bowl

1997  Charles Woodson   DB  Michigan at Penn State          1997    W  34-8

 Ty Detmer was on his way to 4,560 passing yards in 1989 two years before he won the Heisman.


Ty Detmer was on his way to 4,560 passing yards in 1989 two years before he won the Heisman.

1999  Ron Dayne            RB  Wisconsin vs. Syracuse         1997     L   34-0       Kickoff Classic

2002  Carson Palmer       QB  Southern Cal vs. Penn State  2000    W  29-5       Kickoff Classic

2006  Troy Smith            QB  Ohio State at Penn State       2005    L   17-10

2008  Sam Bradford        QB  Oklahoma vs. Connecticut     2010   W   48-20     Fiesta Bowl

2013  Jameis Winston      QB  Florida State at Syracuse      2014   W   38-20

2017  Lamar Jackson        QB  Louisville  at Wake Forest   2017   L     42-32

Lamar Jackson dives for extra yardage on a LU touchdown drive in the third period against Wake Forest.


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