List of Heisman Trophy Winners by Year

Since 1935, the Heisman Trophy has been the highest individual accolade in all of college football, and we've got all the winners listed by year.

The Heisman Trophy, considered the highest individual accolade in college football, has been given annually to the most outstanding player in the nation since 1935. Heisman Trophy winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work.

The full role call of Heisman Trophy winners, listed by year, can be found below.

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Heisman Trophy Winners Listed by Year

  • 2023 – Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
  • 2022 – Caleb Williams, QB, USC
  • 2021 – Bryce Young, QB, Alabama
  • 2020 – DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
  • 2019 – Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
  • 2018 – Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
  • 2017 – Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  • 2016 – Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville
  • 2015 – Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
  • 2014 – Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
  • 2013 – Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
  • 2012 – Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
  • 2011 – Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor
  • 2010 – Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
  • 2009 – Mark Ingram II, RB, Alabama
  • 2008 – Sam Bradford, QB, Oklahoma
  • 2007 – Tim Tebow, QB, Florida
  • 2006 – Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State
  • 2005 – Reggie Bush, RB, USC*
  • 2004 – Matt Leinart, QB, USC
  • 2003 – Jason White, QB, Oklahoma
  • 2002 – Carson Palmer, QB, USC
  • 2001 – Eric Crouch, QB/WR, Nebraska
  • 2000 – Chris Weinke, QB, Florida State
  • 1999 – Ron Dayne, RB, Wisconsin
  • 1998 – Ricky Williams, RB, Texas
  • 1997 – Charles Woodson, CB, Michigan
  • 1996 – Danny Wuerffel, QB, Florida
  • 1995 – Eddie George, RB, Ohio State
  • 1994 – Rashaan Salaam, RB, Colorado
  • 1993 – Charlie Ward, QB, Florida State
  • 1992 – Gino Torretta, QB, Miami (FL)
  • 1991 – Desmond Howard, WR, Michigan
  • 1990 – Ty Detmer, QB, BYU
  • 1989 – Andre Ware, QB, Houston
  • 1988 – Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State
  • 1987 – Tim Brown, WR, Notre Dame
  • 1986 – Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami (FL)
  • 1985 – Bo Jackson, RB, Auburn
  • 1984 – Doug Flutie, QB, Boston College
  • 1983 – Mike Rozier, RB, Nebraska
  • 1982 – Herschel Walker, RB, Georgia
  • 1981 – Marcus Allen, RB, USC
  • 1980 – George Rogers, RB, South Carolina
  • 1979 – Charles White, RB, USC
  • 1978 – Billy Sims, RB, Oklahoma
  • 1977 – Earl Campbell, RB, Texas
  • 1976 – Tony Dorsett, RB, Pittsburgh
  • 1975 – Archie Griffin, RB, Ohio State
  • 1974 – Archie Griffin, RB, Ohio State
  • 1973 – John Cappelletti, RB, Penn State
  • 1972 – Johnny Rodgers, WR/RB, Nebraska
  • 1971 – Pat Sullivan, QB, Auburn
  • 1970 – Jim Plunkett, QB, Stanford
  • 1969 – Steve Owens, FB, Oklahoma
  • 1968 – O.J. Simpson, HB, USC
  • 1967 – Gary Beban, QB, UCLA
  • 1966 – Steve Spurrier, QB, Florida
  • 1965 – Mike Garrett, HB, USC
  • 1964 – John Huarte, QB, Notre Dame
  • 1963 – Roger Staubach, QB, Navy
  • 1962 – Terry Baker, QB, Oregon State
  • 1961 – Ernie Davis, HB/LB/FB, Syracuse
  • 1960 – Joe Bellino, HB, Navy
  • 1959 – Billy Cannon, HB, LSU
  • 1958 – Pete Dawkins, HB, Army
  • 1957 – John David Crow, HB, Texas A&M
  • 1956 – Paul Hornung, QB, Notre Dame
  • 1955 – Howard Cassady, HB, Ohio State
  • 1954 – Alan Ameche, FB, Wisconsin
  • 1953 – Johnny Lattner, HB, Notre Dame
  • 1952 – Billy Vessels, HB, Oklahoma
  • 1951 – Dick Kazmaier, HB, Princeton
  • 1950 – Vic Janowicz, HB/P, Ohio State
  • 1949 – Leon Hart, END, Notre Dame
  • 1948 – Doak Walker, HB, SMU
  • 1947 – Johnny Lujack, QB, Notre Dame
  • 1946 – Glenn Davis, HB, Army
  • 1945 – Doc Blanchard, FB, Army
  • 1944 – Les Horvath, HB/QB, Ohio State
  • 1943 – Angelo Bertelli, QB, Notre Dame
  • 1942 – Frank Sinkwich, HB, Georgia
  • 1941 – Bruce Smith, HB, Minnesota
  • 1940 – Tom Harmon, HB, Michigan
  • 1939 – Nile Kinnick, HB/QB, Iowa
  • 1938 – Davey O’Brien, QB, TCU
  • 1937 – Clinton Frank, HB, Yale
  • 1936 – Larry Kelley, END, Yale
  • 1935 – Jay Berwanger, HB, Chicago

*USC running back Reggie Bush won the 2005 Heisman Trophy but was later stripped of the award. 

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