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Ohio State and the Heisman Trophy

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December 14, 2019 at 10:30am
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5 Things Heisman
  • In 1935, Jay Berwanger was awarded the DAC Trophy from the Downtown Athletic Club. In 1936, the trophy called the Heisman Memorial Trophy in honor of John Heisman.
  • This will likely be the first decade since 1980 that Ohio State has not had a player win the Heisman Trophy.
  • Keith Byars was jobbed out of the Heisman in 1984. Freaking Flutie.
  • Ohio State's longest period of time between Heisman winners was 20 years (1975-95). 2006 was the last time a Buckeye won the award (13 years).
  • Chase Young is the fourth Ohio State defensive player to receive Heisman votes. Joining Chris Spielman (1987, 1986), Randy Gradishar (1973) and Jack Tatum (1970, 1969).

Let's keep this brief and simple. Below, you will find every Ohio State player to receive Heisman ballot votes.

The last time three players from Ohio State received Heisman votes during the same season was 1973 (John Hicks, Archie Griffin and Randy Gradishar). This also happened in 1969 (Rex Kern, Jim Otis and Jack Tatum).

Players are listed by decade and year.

2010-19 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
2019 JUSTIN FIELDS 747 3rd
2019 CHASE YOUNG 643 4th
2019 JK DOBBINS 114 6th
2018 DWAYNE HASKINS 783 3rd
2015 EZEKIEL ELLIOTT 57 8th
2014 JT BARRETT 78 5th
2013 BRAXTON MILLER 91 9th
2012 BRAXTON MILLER 144 5th

 

2000-09 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
2006 TROY SMITH 2,540 1st
2005 AJ HAWK 29 6th

 

1990-99 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
1998 JOE GERMAINE 15 9th
1996 ORLANDO PACE 599 4th
1995 EDDIE GEORGE 1,460 1st
1995 BOBBY HOYING 28 10th

 

1980-89 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
1987 CHRIS SPIELMAN 110 6th
1986 CHRIS SPIELMAN 60 10th
1984 KEITH BYARS 1,251 2nd
1981 ART SCHLICHTER 149 5th
1980 ART SCHLICHTER 158 6th

 

1970-79 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
1979 ART SCHLICHTER 251 4th
1975 ARCHIE GRIFFIN 1,800 1st
1974 ARCHIE GRIFFIN 1,920 1st
1973 JOHN HICKS 524 2nd
1973 ARCHIE GRIFFIN 623 5th
1973 RANDY GRADISHAR 282 6th
1970 REX KERN 188 5th
1970 JACK TATUM 173 7th

 

1960-69 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
1969 REX KERN 856 3rd
1969 JIM OTIS 121 7th
1969 JACK TATUM 105 10th
1961 BOB FERGUSON 771 2nd
1960 TOM MATTE 165 7th

 

1950-59 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
1958 BOB WHITE 365 4th
1956 JIM PARKER 248 8th
1955 HOWARD CASSADY 2,219 1st
1954 HOWARD CASSADY 810 3rd
1950 VIC JANOWICZ 633 1st

 

1940-49 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
1945 WARREN AMLING 42 7th
1944 LES HORVATH 412 1st
1942 GENE FEKETE 65 8th

 

1935-39 Ohio State Heisman Vote Recipients
YEAR PLAYER VOTES PLACE
NONE NOBODY 0 0

 

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