The Heisman Winners: 1940s
Led NCAA in total offense, scoring, and combined rushing and passing TDs in 1939; was second in rushing in '39 and '40.
Triple-threat single wing tailback led Minnesota to back-to-back 8-0 seasons and national titles.
First Heisman winner from South set SEC records for rushing and passing yards in junior and senior seasons, respectively.
Ball handling wizard in Frank Leahy's T formation, Bertelli completed 25 of 36 passes for 10 TDs in six games in '43.
Called the Playing Coach, brainy Horvath rushed (924 yards, 12 TDs), passed (344 yards, six TDs), kicked, blocked and tackled.
Teamed with Glenn Davis (Mr. Outside) in the Cadets backfield, Mr. Inside (whose given name was Felix) scored 19 TDs and became the first junior to win Heisman.
At 5' 9" was most dangerous offensive player in college game. Career average of 8.26 yards per carry is still an NCAA record.
Great T formation QB led Irish to unbeaten seasons in 1946 and '47, passing for 777 yards and nine TDs in his Heisman season.
Versatile Walker rushed for 532 yards and eight TDs, passed for 304 yards and five TDs, and caught 14 passes for 264 yards and three TDs in his Heisman season.
A two-way end at 6' 5" and 260 pounds, Hart made 19 receptions for 257 yards and five TDs in 1949.