The Heisman Winners: 1970s
Only Latino Heisman winner set NCAA career-passing record of 7,544 yards, with 52 touchdown passes. Completed 191 of 358 passes for 2,715 yards and 18 touchdowns in 1970.
First trophy winner to come from a school coached by John Heisman set NCAA record for most yards per play, in '70 (8.57). He passed for 2,012 yards and 20 TDs in his Heisman year.
A runner, receiver and returner, Rodgers still holds the NCAA record for TDs scored on kick returns (eight) in a career.
A defensive back early in his college career, Cappelletti switched to running back before his junior year. He gained 1,522 yards and scored 17 touchdowns in his senior season.
Only two-time Heisman winner set NCAA records with 31 consecutive games of 100 yards or more and a career average of 6.1 yards per carry.
First running back to gain 1,000 yards or more in each of four varsity seasons ran for an NCAA-record 1,948 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior.
This unstoppable force rushed for 1,744 yards in his senior year, an estimated 800 of those yards coming after contact. He had 4,443 yards and 41 touchdowns for his career.
In bid to become second player to win two Heismans, in 1979, Sims finished behind Charles White of USC, even though he led nation in total rushing yards and scoring.
Trojans' workhorse led the nation in rushing yards per game (180.3) as a senior and scored 19 touchdowns.