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 (updated after 2019):
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.