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2003 - 69th Award
Jason White
Oklahoma Back

At 6-foot 2-inches and 220 pounds, Jason White became the fourth Sooner to win the Heisman Trophy following Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969), and Billy Sims (1978). White led his team to 12 straight victories, throwing for a school record forty (40) touchdown passes in a season and securing a spot for the Sooners to play in the Sugar Bowl. At Oklahoma, White is ranked second for passing yards in a season with 3,744. In 2003, White was the recipient of the Associated Press Player of the Year, consensus All-American, consensus Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, the Davey O'Brien Award and the Jim Thorpe Courage Award. White returned to University Oklahoma for the 2004-2005 season to complete his NCAA eligibility.

The Voting

 

Points

 

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

1

2

3

Total

1stJason WhiteOklahomaSr.QB3192041161,481
2ndLarry FitzgeraldPittsburghSo.WR2532331281,353
3rdEli ManningMississippiSr.QB95132161710
4thChris PerryMichiganSr.RB2766128341
5thDarren SprolesKansas St.Sr.RB153029134
6thMatt LeinartSouthern CaliforniaSo.QB52758127
7thPhilip RiversNorth Carolina StateSr.QB182024118
8thMike WilliamsSouthern CaliforniaSr.WR12121878
9thBen RothlisbergerMiami (OH)Jr.QB591447
10thB.J. SymonsTexas TechJr.QB172138

No. of registered electors: 922
Date of announcement: December 11, 2003
Date of dinner: December 13, 2003

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

Name

North-east

Mid Atlantic

South

South-west

Mid-west

Far West

White227224722361316119322621
Fitzgerald229129611963221219812132
Manning1093112320021153764983
Perry534474464374993594

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