No Buckeyes are in New York for the announcement of the 2009 winner, but Ohio State is tied for the most Heisman winners in college football with seven 

Past Heisman Trophy Winners Listed by School

Ohio State (7)
Troy Smith, QB, 2006
– The 2006 Buckeyes opened the season at No. 1 in the polls and remained there throughout the regular season. Jim Tressel’s team compiled a perfect 12-0 regular season record and won the school’s first outright Big Ten title since 1984. The Buckeyes defeated No. 2 Texas in Austin and No. 2 Michigan in Columbus, the latter a 42-39 shootout that will go down as one of the most thrilling games every played in the storied rivalry between the two Big Ten giants. After a loss to Florida in the National Championship game in Arizona, the Buckeyes wound up No. 2 in the final polls. Individually, the story of the season was senior quarterback Troy Smith, who threw for a school record 30 touchdowns, won unanimous All-America honors and became Ohio State’s seventh Heisman Trophy winner.

Eddie George, TB, 1995 – Ohio State dominated college football’s individual awards. Eddie George becomes OSU’s sixth Heisman Trophy winner. Orlando Pace becomes the first sophomore to win the Lombardi Award, and Terry Glenn wins the Biletnikoff Award. The Buckeyes tie a school record with 11 wins and play in the Citrus Bowl. OSU sets a school record that still stands with 475 points scored. A then Ohio Stadium record crowd of 95,537 is on hand for Ohio State’s 45-26 win over Notre Dame.

Archie Griffin HB, 1975 – Head coach Woody Hayes gives West Coast reporters a now famous quote about Archie Griffin: “He’s a better young man than he is a football player, and he’s the best football player I’ve ever seen.” Griffin becomes the first two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy, leading the Buckeyes to their conference-record fourth-consecutive Rose Bowl. He also becomes the NCAA’s all-time leading rusher in a midseason game against Purdue.

Archie Griffin HB, 1974 – On June 5, head coach Woody Hayes suffers a heart attack, but pledges to return by OSU’s opener Sept. 14. The fiery coach, who by this point had become larger-than-life in Columbus, did return and led OSU to its third-consecutive Big Ten championship and yet another Rose Bowl. Archie Griffin won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the fifth non-senior to win the award.

Howard Cassady HB, 1955 – Ohio State uses a 17-0 blanking of Michigan to claim its second-consecutive Big Ten championship. Howard “Hopalong” Cassady becomes Ohio State’s third Heisman Trophy winner.

Vic Janowicz HB, 1950 – Janowicz puts on arguably the greatest individual display in college football history against Iowa. He sent two kickoffs out of the endzone for touchbacks, recovered two fumbles on defense, scored on an 11-yard touchdown run, returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown, threw a 12-yard scoring strike, and kicked three extra points – all in the first five minutes of the game. The famous “Snow Bowl” game with Michigan was played in late November. Somehow, between the swirling winds and zero visibility, Janowicz boots a 27-yard field goal in what would later be called one of the “Greatest Feats in American Sports” by a panel of sportswriters. To no one’s surprise, Janowicz wins the Heisman Trophy.

Les Horvath QB, 1944 – Carroll Widdoes, an assistant of Paul Brown’s at Massillon and Ohio State, was named acting head coach. In his first season, the Buckeyes finish 9-0 and claim the Big Ten championship, but finish No. 2 in the Associated Press behind Army. OSU fans claim an unofficial “civilian national championship.” Horvath became the school’s first Heisman Trophy winner. Ohio State received an invitation to the Rose Bowl, but faculty representatives from around the Big Ten disallow the trip.

Notre Dame (7)

Tim Brown, WR, 1987

John Huarte, QB, 1964

Paul Hornung, QB, 1956

John Lattner, HB, 1953

Angelo Bertelli, QB, 1943

Leon Hart, E, 1949

John Lujack, QB, 1947

Southern Cal (7)
Reggie Bush, TB, 2005

Matt Leinart, QB, 2004

Carson Palmer, QB, 2002

Marcus Allen, TB, 1981

Charles White, TB, 1979

O.J. Simpson, TB, 1968

Mike Garrett, TB, 1965

Oklahoma (5)
Sam Bradford, QB, 2008

Jason White, QB, 2003

Billy Sims, HB, 1978

Steve Owens, HB, 1969

Billy Vessels, HB, 1952

Army (3)
Pete Dawkins, HB, 1958

Glenn Davis, HB, 1946

Doc Blanchard, HB, 1945

Florida (3)
Tim Tebow, QB, 2007

Danny Wuerffel, QB, 1996

Steve Spurrier, QB, 1966

Michigan (3)
Charles Woodson, CB, 1997

Desmond Howard, WR, 1991

Tom Harmon, HB, 1940

Nebraska (3)
Eric Crouch, QB, 2001

Mike Rozier, TB, 1983

Johnny Rodgers, FL, 1972

Auburn (2)
Bo Jackson, TB, 1985

Pat Sullivan, QB, 1971

Florida State (2)
Chris Weinke, QB, 2000

Charlie Ward, QB, 1993

Georgia (2)
Herschel Walker, HB, 1982

Frank Sinkwich, HB, 1942

Miami (2)
Gino Torretta, QB, 1992

Vinny Testaverde, QB, 1986

Navy (2)
Roger Staubach, QB, 1963

Joe Bellino, HB, 1960

Texas (2)
Ricky Williams, RB, 1998

Earl Campbell, FB, 1977

Wisconsin (2)
Ron Dayne, RB, 1999

Alan Ameche, FB, 1954

Yale (2)
Clint Frank, HB, 1937

Larry Kelley, E, 1936

Boston College
Doug Flutie, QB, 1984

Brigham Young
Ty Detmer, QB, 1990

Jay Berwanger, HB, 1935

Rashaan Salaam, RB, 1994

Andre Ware, QB, 1989

Nile Kinnick, HB, 1939

Billy Cannon, HB, 1959

Bruce Smith, HB, 1941

Oklahoma State
Barry Sanders, RB, 1988

Oregon State
Terry Baker, QB, 1962

Penn State
John Cappelletti, HB, 1973

Tony Dorsett, HB, 1976

Dick Kazmaier, HB, 1951

South Carolina
George Rogers, HB, 1980

Southern Methodist
Doak Walker, HB, 1948

Jim Plunkett, QB, 1970

Ernie Davis, HB, 1961

Texas A&M
John David Crow, HB, 1957

Texas Christian
Davey O’Brien, QB, 1938

Gary Beban, QB, 1967

Past Heisman Trophy Winners Listed by Year

2008-Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, QB

2007-Tim Tebow, Florida, QB

2006-Troy Smith, Ohio State, QB

2005-Reggie Bush, Southern Cal, RB

2004-Matt Leinart, Southern Cal, QB

2003-Jason White, Oklahoma, QB

2002-Carson Palmer, Southern Cal, QB

2001-Eric Crouch, Nebraska, QB

2000-Chris Weinke, Florida St., QB

1999-Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB

1998-Ricky Williams, Texas, RB

1997-Charles Woodson, Michigan, CB

1996-Danny Wuerffel, Florida, QB

1995-Eddie George, Ohio State, TB

1994-Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, RB

1993-Charlie Ward, Florida State, QB

1992-Gino Torretta, Miami, QB

1991-Desmond Howard, Michigan, WR

1990-Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, QB

1989-Andre Ware, Houston, QB

1988-Barry Sanders, Oklahoma State, RB

1987-Tim Brown, Notre Dame, WR

1986-Vinny Testaverde, Miami, QB

1985-Bo Jackson, Auburn, TB

1984-Doug Flutie, Boston College, QB

1983-Mike Rozier, Nebraska, TB

1982-Herschel Walker, Georgia, HB

1981-Marcus Allen, Southern Cal, TB

1980-George Rogers, South Carolina, HB

1979-Charles White, Southern Cal, TB

1978-Billy Sims, Oklahoma, HB

1977-Earl Campbell, Texas, FB

1976-Tony Dorsett, Pittsburgh, HB

1975-Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB

1974-Archie Griffin, Ohio State, HB

1973-John Cappelletti, Penn State, HB

1972-Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska, FL

1971-Pat Sullivan, Auburn, QB

1970-Jim Plunkett, Stanford, QB

1969-Steve Owens, Oklahoma, HB

1968-O.J. Simpson, Southern Cal, TB

1967-Gary Beban, UCLA, QB

1966-Steve Spurrier, Florida, QB

1965-Mike Garrett, Southern Cal, TB

1964-John Huarte, Notre Dame, QB

1963-Roger Staubach, Navy, QB

1962-Terry Baker, Oregon State, QB

1961-Ernie Davis, Syracuse, HB

1960-Joe Bellino, Navy, HB

1959-Billy Cannon, LSU, HB

1958-Pete Dawkins, Army, HB

1957-John David Crow, Texas A&M, HB

1956-Paul Hornung, Notre Dame, QB

1955-Howard Cassady, Ohio State, HB

1954-Alan Ameche, Wisconsin, FB

1953-John Lattner, Notre Dame, HB

1952-Billy Vessels, Oklahoma, HB

1951-Dick Kazmaier, Princeton, HB

1950-Vic Janowicz, Ohio State, HB

1949-Leon Hart, Notre Dame, E

1948-Doak Walker, SMU, HB

1947-John Lujack, Notre Dame, QB

1946-Glenn Davis, Army, HB

1945-Doc Blanchard, Army, HB

1944-Les Horvath, Ohio State, QB

1943-Angelo Bertelli, Notre Dame, QB

1942-Frank Sinkwich, Georgia, HB

1941-Bruce Smith, Minnesota, HB

1940-Tom Harmon, Michigan, HB

1939-Nile Kinnick, Iowa, HB

1938-Davey O’Brien, Texas Christian, QB

1937-Clint Frank, Yale, HB

1936-Larry Kelley, Yale, E

1935-Jay Berwanger, Chicago, HB