After earning All-America honors in 1954, Army's Don Holleder switched to quarterback in 1955, leading the Cadets to a 14-6 upset of Navy. In 1967, at the age of 33, Holleder appeared on the pages of SI again, when he was killed 41 miles Northeast of Saigon in the early days of the Vietnam war.
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Calvin Johnson almost singlehandedly led the Yellow Jackets through to the ACC championship and Gator Bowl (both of which Georgia Tech lost). He was awarded the Biletnikoff Award, ACC Player of the Year, and was a two-time All-America.
3 of 15Walter Iooss Jr./SI
Even if Tim Tebow can do it this year, winning two Heisman's won't be an original feat: Ohio State's Archie Griffin won the award the first time in 1974 as he picked up 111 yards in a 12-10 win over Michigan that sent the Buckeyes to their third straight Rose Bowl. He did it again in 1975, when Woody Hayes told SI "The greatest back I've ever seen or coached ... He's also the most popular player we've ever had, by far."
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Frank Sinkwich, dubbed Georgia's alltime All-American, goes for eight yards on the way to the Bulldogs' 40-0 thrashing of Tulane. A few months later, Sinkwich would lead the Bulldogs to a national championship and he would earn a Heisman.
5 of 15John Biever/SI
Tim Tebow flipped his signature pass against LSU, leading the Gators to a national title as a freshman. The next year LSU would get its due, but Tebow earned a Heisman -- the first underclassman to ever do so.
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Two years before being awarded the 2001 Heisman, Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch runs the ball all the way to a 12-1 season.
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In 1959, SI's Kenneth Rudeen wrote, "Rising high above the pack of fallen linemen, Jerry Tillery, Oklahoma's right end, reaches to heaven in a valiant but futile effort to block Quarterback Bobby Lackey's extra-point attempt after the first Texas touchdown ... Orange-shirted Longhorns went on to defeat Oklahoma 19-12 before 75, 581 fans in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas."
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Tom Maentz and Ron Kramer
Tom Maentz and Ron Kramer were not only inseparable, but they were two of the best pass-catching ends in the country. They were both drafted by the NFL, fathered children who were born a day apart in 1958 and remain close.
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Notre Dame's Paul Hornung may have not won any big bowl games, but he was the first Heisman winner to come from a losing team.
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As the starting quarterback for LSU in 2007, JaMarcus Russell led the Tigers to a win over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl. In this photo in 2006, he completed 24-of-36 passes for 247 yards to bring the No. 13 Tigers past Tennessee in a regular-season matchup.
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When Big Ten rivals Purdue and Ohio State met in 1984, one ref forgot to get out of the action.
12 of 15Heinz Kluetmeier/SI
Herschel Walker scores his second touchdown of the game to give Georgia a 17-10 win over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl and the 1980 national title. Two years later, the Georgia running back would win the Heisman Trophy.
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In a game where the oddsmakers heavily favored Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush's USC Trojans to win the 2006 national title, Vince Young led Texas to a come-from-behind victory to hand Pete Carroll his first loss since September 27, 2003.
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Before his controversial days in the NFL, Ricky Williams had a brilliant career as a running back at Texas, winning the 1998 Heisman. He still holds the records at Texas for most rushing yards in a game, season and career.
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