Heisman Trophy Winners by School

Which College Programs Claim the Most Winners?

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In theory, the Heisman Trophy is supposed to be given each year to the best college football player in America, no matter where they play.

But as the list below suggests, it certainly helps if you play for a powerhouse program. Three of the game's most storied programs—Notre Dame, Ohio State, and USC—top the nation with a remarkable seven Heisman Trophy winners each. (Though Reggie Bush of USC voluntarily forfeited his 2005 trophy after the NCAA said he improperly received gifts from agents while still in college.) History-rich Oklahoma, which saw quarterback Baker Reagan Mayfield take home the trophy in 2017, is next with six trophies.

Read on to learn the list of all Heisman Trophy winners, starting with the schools that have the most winners. The list provides the name of the school, followed by the number of Heisman Trophy winners it has had, followed by the name of each winner, including the year he won the award in parenthesis.

Heisman Trophy  Winners by School

  • Notre Dame (7): Angelo Bertelli (1943),  John Lujack (1947),  Leon Hart (1949), John Lattner (1953), Paul Hornung (1956), John Huarte (1964), Tim Brown (1987)
  • Ohio State (7): Les Horvath (1944), Vic Janowicz (1950), Howard Cassady (1955), Archie Griffin (1974), Archie Griffin (1975), Eddie George (1995), Troy Smith (2006)
  • USC (7): Mike Garrett  (1965), O.J. Simpson (1968), Charles White (1979), Marcus Allen (1981), Carson Palmer ( 2002), Matt Leinart  (2004), Reggie Bush (2005)
  • Oklahoma (6): Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969),  Billy Sims (1978), Jason White (2003), Sam Bradford (2008), Baker Reagan Mayfield (2017)  
  • Army (3): Doc Blanchard (1945), Glenn Davis (1946), Pete Dawkins (1958)
  • Florida (3): Steve Spurrier (1966), Danny Wuerffel (1996), Tim Tebow (2007)
  • Michigan (3): Tom Harmon (1940), Desmond Howard (1991), Charles Woodson (1997)
  • Nebraska (3): Johnny Rodgers (1972), Mike Rozier (1983), Eric Crouch (2001)
  • Auburn (3): Pat Sullivan (1971), Bo Jackson (1985), Cameron Newton (2010)
  • Florida State (3): Charlie Ward (1993), Chris Weinke (2000), Jameis Winston
  • Georgia (2): Frank Sinkwich (1942), Herschel Walker (1982)
  • Miami (2): Vinny Testaverde (1986), Gino Torretta (1992)
  • Navy (2): Joe Bellino (1960), Roger Staubach (1963)
  • Texas (2): Earl Campbell (1977), Ricky Williams (1998)
  • Texas A&M (2): John David Crow (1957), Johnny Manziel
  • Wisconsin (2): Alan Ameche (1954), Ron Dayne (1999)
  • Yale (2): Larry Kelley (1936), Clint Frank (1937)
  • Baylor (1): Robert Griffin (2011)
  • BYU (1): Ty Detmer (1990)
  • Boston College (1): Doug Flutie (1984)
  • Colorado (1): Rashaan Salaam (1994)
  • Chicago (1): Jay Berwanger (1935)
  • Houston (1): Andre Ware (1989)
  • Iowa (1): Nile Kinnick (1939)
  • LSU (1): Billy Cannon (1959)
  • Minnesota (1): Bruce Smith (1941)
  • Oklahoma State (1): Barry Sanders
  • Oregon (1): Marcus Mariota (2014)
  • Oregon State (1): Terry Baker (1962)
  • Penn State (1): John Cappelletti (1973)
  • Pittsburgh (1): Tony Dorsett (1976)
  • Princeton (1): Dick Kazmaier (1951)
  • South Carolina (1):  George Rogers (1980)
  • SMU (1): Doak Walker (1948)
  • Stanford (1): Jim Plunkett (1970)
  • Syracuse (1): Ernie Davis (1961)
  • TCU (1): Davey O'Brien (1938)
  • UCLA (1): Gary Beban (1967)