What states produce the most Heisman winners?

When Lamar Jackson won the Heisman in 2017, it marked the second-consecutive year that a player born in the state of Florida took home the trophy.

It was the first time the same state has produced Heisman winners in back-to-back seasons since 1989-90.

But what states have produced the most Heisman winners over the years?

Here’s a handy chart of Heisman winners sorted by place of birth:

State Number Winners/Yr
California 13   Glenn Davis ’46
John Huarte ’64
Mike Garrett ’65
Gary Beban ’67
O.J. Simpson ’68
Jim Plunkett ’70
Charles White ’79
Marcus Allen ’81
Gino Torretta ’92
Rashaan Salaam ’94
Ricky Williams ’98
Carson Palmer ’02
Matt Leinart ’04
Ohio  9 Larry Kelley ’36
Vic Janowicz ’50
Dick Kazmaier ’51
Howard Cassady ’55
Roger Staubach ’64
Archie Griffin ’74, ’75
Desmond Howard ’91
Charles Woodson ’97
Troy Smith ’06
Texas 9 Davey O’Brien ’38
Doak Walker ’48
Earl Campbell ’77
Tim Brown ’87
Andre Ware ’89
Ty Detmer ’90
Johnny Manziel ’12
Johnny Manziel ’12
Baker Mayfield  ’17
Pennsylvania 6 John Lujack ’47
Leon Hart ’49
Ernie Davis ’61
John Cappelletti ’73
Tony Dorsett ’76
Eddie George ’95
Florida 4 Steve Spurrier ’66
Danny Wuerffel ’96
Derrick Henry ’15
Lamar Jackson ’16
Georgia 4 George Rogers ’80
Herschel Walker ’82
Charlie Ward ’93
Cam Newton ’10
Oklahoma 4 Billy Vessels ’52
Steve Owens ’69
Jason White ’03
Sam Bradford ’08
Alabama 3 Pat Sullivan ’71
Bo Jackson ’85
Jameis Winston ’13
Minnesota 3 Bruce Smith ’41
Terry Baker ’62
Chris Weinke ’00
New Jersey 3 Mike Rozier ’83
Ron Dayne ’99
Mark Ingram ’09
Iowa 2 Jay Berwanger ’35
Nile Kinnick ’39
Indiana 2 Tom Harmon ’40
Les Horvath ’44
Massachussetts 2 Angelo Bertelli ’43
Joe Bellino ’60
Missouri 2 Clinton Frank ’37
Billy Sims ’78
Nebraska 2 Johnny Rodgers ’72
Eric Crouch ’01
Hawaii 1 Marcus Mariota ’14
Illinois 1 John Lattner ’53
Kansas 1 Barry Sanders ’88
Kentucky 1 Paul Hornung ’56
Louisiana 1 John David Crow ’57
Maryland 1 Doug Flutie ’84
Michigan 1 Pete Dawkins ’58
Mississippi 1 Billy Cannon ’59
New York 1 Vinny Testaverde ’86
South Carolina 1 Doc Blanchard ’45
Wisconsin 1 Alan Ameche

Heisman winners born outside the United States
Frank Sinkwich ’42 – Starjak, Croatia
Tim Tebow ’07 – Makati City, The Phillipines
Robert Griffin III – Okinawa, Japan

Highest ratio of Heisman winners to population
Nebraska – 1 winner for roughly every 953,000 people.