In 1980, George Rogers won South Carolina’s first Heisman after leading the nation in rushing while topping the 100-yard mark in every game.
The Duluth, Ga. native rushed for 1,781 yards while scoring 14 touchdowns as the Gamecocks finished 8-3 and earned a berth in the Gator Bowl. Rogers was a unanimous All-American selection and beat out Hugh Green and Herschel Walker for the Heisman.
Rogers went on to become the first player chosen in the 1981 NFL draft and starred for the New Orleans Saints before moving on to the Washington Redskins, where he helped lead his team to a Super Bowl Championship in 1988.
The above video, courtesy of South Carolina athletics, tells his story.