In three years with the Trojan teams, he gained 4,876 yards in rushing, passing, receiving, punt returns and kickoff returns. This is approximately 2.7 miles. Garrett's rushing record of 3,221 yards led the nation's runners in 1965 and broke Ollie Matson's 15-year-old NCAA career mark. The 5'9" 189-pound halfback holds nearly all of his college's football offensive records and many of the AAWU Conference on the West Coast. He was USC's first Heisman Trophy winner. From college Garrett went to the Kansas City Chiefs where he played for four years and then played four years more with the San Diego Chargers. In San Diego Mike founded a community-based educational program for underprivileged children. As Associate Athletic Director for two years, in 1993 Mike was named Athletic Director at his alma mater, the University of Southern California. He has remained actively involved in youth programs in Los Angeles and started the East Los Angeles Youth Activities to deal with gang youth and has been a motivating force behind several charity sports programs. Mike with his wife Suzanne, have two children, Sara and Daniel, and reside in Pasadena, California.
Mike was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1985.
|1st||Mike Garrett||Southern California||Sr.||TB||179||143||103 926|
|2nd||Howard Twilley||Tulsa||Sr.||E||101||78||69 528|
|3rd||Jim Grabowski||Illinois||Sr.||FB||97||72||46 481|
|4th||Donnie Anderson||Texas Tech||Sr.||FB-P||78||57||60 408|
|5th||Floyd Little||Syracuse||Jr.||RB||51||42||50 287|
|6th||Steve Juday||Michigan State||Sr.||QB||53||40||42 281|
|7th||Tommy Nobis||Texas||Sr.||LB||27||37||50 205|
|8th||Bob Griese||Purdue||Jr.||QB||32||36||25 193|
|9th||Steve Spurrier||Florida||Jr.||QB||17||14||14 93|
|10th||Steve Sloan||Alabama||Sr.||QB||18||15||8 92|
USC's Mike Garrett, who was also a standout baseball player for the Trojans, won in the East, South and Far West. Tulsa's Howard Twilley, who later became a pro star with the Miami Dolphins, recorded the best finish for a receiver in the Heisman balloting since Yale's Larry Kelley won the second award in 1936.
No. registered electors: 1,160
Date of announcement: November 23, 1965
Date of dinner: December 2, 1965
The positions within each region are as follows: