Time for the latest in a series of trivia tidbits about Heisman Trophy winners. Today, a few notes on Heisman winners from the 1990s.
Did you know …
…1990 winner Ty Detmer of BYU is the last Heisman winner to come from a school that does not currently play in a major FBS conference.
… Detmer’s 5,022 yards of total offense (regular season) is the most in Heisman history.
… Detmer was the third-straight Heisman winner to receive his award via satellite.
… Desmond Howard was the last wide receiver to win the Heisman.
… Howard is one of four Heisman winners to be named Super Bowl MVP.
… Gino Torretta is one of 13 Heisman winners born in California.
… Charlie Ward is the first Heisman winner to win while playing for an ACC team.
… Ward is the only Heisman winner to play in the NBA and one of two to play in the NCAA tournament.
… Rashaan Salaam was the last Heisman winner to come from the conference known as the Big 8.
… Salaam is one of five players to top 2,000 yards prior to winning the Heisman.
… Salaam played 8-man football in high school.
… George’s 44 receptions and 389 receiving yards in 1995 are the most by a Heisman-winning running back.
… Danny Wuerffel is the only Heisman winner whose head coach was also a Heisman winner.
… Wuerffel was the first SEC quarterback to win the Heisman since Pat Sullivan in 1971.
… Charles Woodson is the only player to win a Heisman playing primarily on the defensive side of the ball.
… Woodson’s 18-season NFL career was the second-longest by a Heisman winner to Testaverde’s 21.
… Ricky Williams is one of six Heisman winners to also play professional baseball.
… Williams is the last Heisman winner who, during his career, played on a game that ended in a tie.
… Ron Dayne is the last senior running back to win the Heisman.
… Dayne’s Heisman was the 14th won by a Big Ten player.
… Dayne’s 6,397 career rushing yards was the NCAA record for 17 years before being eclipsed last season by Donnell Pumphrey of San Diego State.