Ohio’s Heisman Trophy Winners

The Heisman Trophy presentation is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the year’s greatest college football player. It’s also a time to remember the achievements of past winners. When you see the prior winners on stage during the award presentation, there will be more Ohioans than you think. It turns out that Ohio has produced more Heisman Trophy winners (9) than any other state except for California (14). The Heisman Trophy winners born in Ohio are:

 

Larry Kelley – Conneaut – Yale – 1936

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Vic Janowicz – Elyria – Ohio State – 1950

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Dick Kazmaier – Maumee – Princeton – 1951

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Howard Cassady – Columbus – Ohio State – 1955 

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Roger Staubach – Cincinnati – Navy – 1963 

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Archie Griffin – Columbus – Ohio State – 1974-1975 

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Desmond Howard – Cleveland – Michigan – 1991

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Charles Woodson – Fremont – Michigan – 1997

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Troy Smith – Columbus – Ohio State – 2006

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