What Attributes Generally Define a Heisman Trophy Winner?


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The Heisman Trophy is presented to the outstanding college football player who combines great ability with diligence, perseverance and hard work. The award is named after John Heisman, a former player and coach who founded the National Football Coaches Association and sought to organize a vote of the top player.

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The award has been presented annually since 1935, and the first winner was Jay Berwanger. As of 2015, Archie Griffin (Ohio State, 1974 and 1975) was the only two-time winner in history. Past winners include NFL Hall of Famers Roger Staubach (Navy, 1963), Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh, 1976), Marcus Allen (USC, 1981) and Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State, 1988).

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