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Eddie George captured Ohio State's sixth Heisman Trophy, leaving OSU second in school history for career rushing yards (3,768) and third in rushing touchdowns (44).

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Eddie George

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Eddie George captured Ohio State University’s sixth Heisman Trophy, joining Les Horvath (’44), Vic Janowicz (’50), Howard Cassady (’55) and Archie Griffin (’74-’75).

George was born in Philadelphia, Penn., and attended Abington High School until the tenth grade before transferring to Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virg. George played a fifth year at Fork Union, rushing for 1,372 yards in 1991 while garnering the attention of several major colleges.

The 6-3, 230-pound George chose to attend Ohio State and he got on the field right away as a 1992 freshman, rushing for 176 yards and five touchdowns. He had just 223 yards and three scores as a sophomore, but broke out with 1,442 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior in 1994.

As a senior, George averaged 152.2 yards per game and scored 23 touchdowns, rushing for over 100 yards in 11 straight games after gaining 99 in the Kickoff Classic against Boston College. He pounded his way to 1,826 yards and 23 touchdowns as the Buckeyes finished 11-1 and ranked fourth in the country. He won the Heisman against a strong field that included Tommie Frazier and future Heisman winner Danny Wuerffel.

George left Ohio State second in school history in career rushing yards (3,768) and third in rushing touchdowns (44). Overall, he finished with 4,284 all-purpose yards, 45 touchdowns, and a 5.5 yards per carry average. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

George was selected by the Houston Oilers in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft with the 14th overall pick. He was named to the Pro-Bowl in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

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Heisman Voting Results

Number of electors: 921 - Announced: December 9, 1995.

  Player Class Position School 1st2nd3rd Total Points
1Eddie GeorgeSRRBOhio State2682481601460
2Tommie FrazierSRQBNebraska2181921581196
3Danny WuerffelJRQBFlorida185152128987
4Darnell AutrySORBNorthwestern8778118535
5Troy DavisSORBIowa State4180119402
6Peyton ManningSOQBTennessee102137109
7Keyshawn JohnsonRS SRWRUSC9101259
8Tim BiakabutukaJRRBMichigan111631
9Warrick DunnJRRBFlorida State231729
10Bobby HoyingRS SRQBOhio State091028

Three points are awarded for first place on a ballot, with two points for second place and one point for third place.

Heisman Voting By Region

Heisman voters are spread out across six regions, with roughly 145 per region.

South

  Player Points
1Danny Wuerffel271
2Eddie George222
3Tommy Frazier121
4Darnell Autry66
5Troy Davis38

Northeast

  Player Points
1Eddie George237
2Tommy Frazier195
3Danny Wuerffel151
4Darnell Autry110
5Troy Davis58

Mid-Atlantic

  Player Points
1Eddie George261
2Danny Wuerffel209
3Tommy Frazier184
4Darnell Autry93
5Troy Davis39

Midwest

  Player Points
1Eddie George292
2Tommy Frazier157
3Darnell Autry106
4Troy Davis105
5Danny Wuerffel89

Southwest

  Player Points
1Tommy Frazier303
2Eddie George218
3Danny Wuerffel138
4Troy Davis107
5Darnell Autry54

Far West

  Player Points
1Tommy Frazier236
2Eddie George230
3Danny Wuerffel129
4Darnell Autry106
5Troy Davis55

Statistics

Eddie George’s Heisman Year Statistics

Date Opponent Result Att Yds YPC TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays APY YPP Total TDs
8/27/95 Boston College W 38-6 17 99 5.82 2 4 48 12.00 0 21 147 7.0 2
9/16/95 Washington W 30-20 36 212 5.88 2 0 0 0.00 0 36 212 5.9 2
9/23/95 at Pittsburgh W 54-14 24 122 5.08 0 2 9 4.50 0 26 131 5.0 0
9/30/95 #11 Notre Dame W 45-26 32 207 6.46 2 3 22 7.33 0 35 229 6.5 2
10/7/95 at #13 Penn State W 28-25 24 105 4.37 1 5 38 7.60 0 29 143 4.9 1
10/14/95 at Wisconsin W 27-16 26 141 5.42 3 4 26 6.50 0 30 167 5.7 3
10/21/95 Purdue W 28-0 23 104 4.52 1 5 56 11.20 0 28 160 5.7 1
10/28/95 Iowa W 56-35 15 110 7.33 4 1 12 12.00 0 16 122 7.7 4
11/4/95 at Minnesota W 49-21 23 178 7.73 3 8 86 10.75 0 31 264 8.5 3
11/11/95 Illinois W 41-3 36 314 8.72 2 4 32 8.00 1 40 346 8.7 3
11/18/95 Indiana W 42-3 26 130 5.00 2 3 10 3.33 0 29 140 4.8 2
11/25/95 at #17 Michigan L 23-31 21 104 4.95 1 5 50 10.00 0 26 154 5.9 1
Heisman Stats AP #4 11-1 303 1826 6.02 23 44 389 8.84 1 347 2215 6.4 24
01/01/96 + #3 Tennessee L 14-20 25 101 4.04 1 3 18 6.00 0 28 121 4.3 1
Totals AP #6, Coaches #8 11-2 328 1927 6.20 24 47 407 8.65 1 375 2336 6.2 25

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