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1995 - 61st Award
Eddie George
Ohio State Back

Eddie George captured Ohio State University's sixth Heisman Trophy. At 6-foot 3-inches George averaged 152.2 yards per game and scored 23 touchdowns. George rushed for over 100 yards in 11 straight games after gaining 99 in the Kickoff Classic against Boston College. He accomplished all of these feats while rarely playing more than three quarters. George's finest game was at home, in Ohio Stadium, against a tough Illinois defense, which was ranked second in the Big Ten against the run. During the 41-3 romp, the Buckeye rushed for 314 yards and scored three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving. When his coach, John Cooper, was asked what separated Eddie George from every other player he has coached, Cooper replied, "I've been coaching 33 years and this young man has got the best work ethic of any football player I've been around. Obviously he's a great football player, but this award could not go to a finer person, both on the field and off the field, than Eddie George." George was selected by the Houston Oilers in the first round of the 1996 NFL Draft with the 14th overall pick Eddie was named to the Pro-Bowl in 1997, 1998 and 1999.

The Voting

 

Points

 

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

1

2

3

Total

1stEddie GeorgeOhio StateSr.RB2682481601,460
2ndTommie FrazierNebraskaSr.QB2181921581,196
3rdDanny WuerffelFloridaJr.QB185152128987
4thDarnell AutryNorthwesternSo.RB8778118535
5thTroy DavisIowa StateSo.RB4180119402
6thPeyton ManningTennesseeSo.QB102137109
7thKeyshawn JohnsonSouthern CaliforniaSr.WR9101259
8thTim BiakabutukaMichiganJr.RB111631
9thWarrick DunnFlorida StateJr.RB231729
10thBobby HoyingOhio StateSr.QB091028

Eddie George became the fifth Ohio State player to win the Heisman as he captured three regions, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest while Tommie Frazier of Nebraska finished in first in the Southwest and Far West. Danny Wuerffel of Florida won the South. This was Ohio State's sixth Heisman Trophy. Archie Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy Winner, won in 1974 and '75.

No. of registered electors: 921
Date of announcement: December 9, 1995
Date of dinner: December 11, 1995

The number of points by region and position within each region are as follows for the top five candidates:

Name

North-east

Mid Atlantic

South

South-west

Mid-west

Far West

George237126112222218229212302
Frazier195218431213303115722361
Wuerffel15132092271113938951293
Autry110493466454510631064
Davis58539538610741054555

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