Throughout his illustrious college career, Oregon State quarterback Terry Baker ran and passed for a combined 4,979 yards and 39 total touchdowns. In his Heisman Trophy-winning season, the dual-threat quarterback led his team in rushing yards while averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Baker became the first winner located west of Texas, and remains the only Heisman Trophy winner from the Pacific Northwest. Terry graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1963, then went on to play professional football with the Los Angeles Rams and the Edmonton Eskimos. Baker attended law school at U.S.C, received his juris doctorate in 1968 and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar. Baker served on the staff of the President's Commission on Campus Unrest and Kent State Task Force in 1970. He is a partner in the law firm of Tonkon Torp LLP. Terry received the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 1988 and was elected to the GTE Academic All-American Hall of Fame in 1991. He also serves as a director of the AAA (American Automobile Association).
|1||Terry Baker||Oregon State||Sr.||QB||172||74||43||707|
|2||Jerry Stovall||Louisiana State||Sr.||HB||112||100||82||618|
|4||Lee Roy Jordan||Alabama||Sr.||LB||70||35||41||321|
|5||George Mira||Miami (Florida)||Jr.||QB||41||53||55||284|
|7||George Saimes||Michigan State||Sr.||HB||48||36||38||254|
|8||Billy Lothridge||Georgia Tech||Jr.||QB||24||35||20||162|
|10||Eldon Fortie||Brigham Young||Sr.||TB||25||22||17||136|
Terry Baker, the left-hander from Oregon State, was Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year in 1961 and won on both coasts, capturing the West and the East. LSU's Jerry Stovall took the South and Minnesota mammoth tackle Bob Bell won the Midwest. The surprise was in the Southwest, where Billy Moore of Arkansas won the region but received little support elsewhere and did not finish in the top 10.
No. of registered electors: 1,109
Date of announcement: 27 November 1962
Date of dinner: 5 December 1962
The positions within each region: