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1964 - 30th Award
John Huarte
Notre Dame Back

The grim-jawed side-arm passer led Notre Dame to a brilliant season of nine victories in 10 games. Although he played only five minutes as a sophomore and 45 minutes as a junior, he established nine Notre Dame records and tied another. He completed 114 of 205 passes for in his senior year. He was the sixth Notre Dame player to win the Heisman Trophy. After graduation John played ten years of pro football, eight in the NFL and two with Memphis of the WFL. He is president and owner of fourteen tile and marble distribution stores in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. His companies import marble, granite and tile for commercial and residential use. He is married to the former Eileen Devine of New York City and they have five children and two grandsons.

The Voting

 

Points

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

Total

1John HuarteNotre DameSr.QB1,026
2Jerry RhomeTulsaSr.QB952
3Dick ButkusIllinoisSr.C-LB505
4Bob TimberlakeMichiganSr.QB361
5Jack SnowNotre DameSr.E187
6Tucker FredericksonAuburnSr.FB184
7Craig MortonCaliforniaSr.QB181
8Steve DeLongTennesseeSr.MG176
9Cosmo IacavazziPrincetonSr.RB165
10Brian PiccoloWake ForestSr.RB124

John Huarte's 74-point win over Jerry Rhome is the sixth smallest margin in Heisman history. Four of the top 10 returned to New York to play professionally, Huarte with the Jets and Timberlake, Frederickson and Morton with the Giants. Piccolo's tragic death from illness after he joined the Chicago Bears was the inspiration for the movie, "Brian's Song".

No. of registered electors: 1,104
Date of announcement: 24 November 1964
Date of dinner: 3 December 1964

The positions within each region:

Place

East

South

Midwest

Southwest

Far West

1HuarteRhomeHuarteRhomeMorton
2RhomeFredericksonTimberlakeHuarteHuarte
3IacavazziHuarteRhomeButkusRhome
4ButkusDeLongButkusMortonButkus
5RobertsPiccoloSayersBerryBerry

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