A Gallery of Heisman Winners

December 14, 2009

It's the 75th anniversary of the most coveted award in college football, and in keeping with tradition, a quarterback or running back will be honored for the 70th time when, after a wide-open season, the 2009 recipient is announced this Saturday night

The 1930s

SINGLE WING STARS CLAIM OWNERSHIP OF THE TROPHY

The 1940s

WITH THE WORLD AT WAR, THE VOTERS TEND TO THINK GOD (NOTRE DAME) AND COUNTRY (ARMY)

The 1950s

BEHIND GROUND-BASED OFFENSES SUCH AS THE SPLIT T, RUNNING BACKS TAKE HOME NINE OF 10 AWARDS

1935 JAY BERWANGERHB, Chicago

1936 LARRY KELLEYEnd, Yale

1937 CLINT FRANKHB, Yale

1938 DAVEY O'BRIENQB, TCU

1939 NILE KINNICKHB, Iowa

1940 TOM HARMONHB, Michigan

1941 BRUCE SMITHHB, Minnesota

1942 FRANK SINKWICHHB, Georgia

1943 ANGELO BERTELLIQB, Notre Dame

1944 LES HORVATHQB, Ohio State

1945 DOC BLANCHARDFB, Army

1946 GLENN DAVISHB, Army

1947 JOHNNY LUJACKQB, Notre Dame

1948 DOAK WALKERHB, SMU

1949 LEON HARTEnd, Notre Dame

1950 VIC JANOWICZHB, Ohio State

1951 DICK KAZMAIERHB, Princeton

1952 BILLY VESSELSHB, Oklahoma

1953 JOHNNY LATTNERHB, Notre Dame

1954 ALAN AMECHEFB, Wisconsin

1955 HOWARD CASSADYHB, Ohio State

1956 PAUL HORNUNGQB, Notre Dame

1957 JOHN DAVID CROWHB, Texas A&M

1958 PETE DAWKINSHB, Army

1959 BILLY CANNONHB--KR, LSU

The 1960s

ERNIE DAVIS BREAKS THE COLOR BARRIER, AND WEST COAST PLAYERS CRASH THE PARTY

The 1970s

ANOTHER STRETCH DOMINATED BY RUNNING BACKS FEATURES A REPEAT WINNER, ARCHIE GRIFFIN OF OHIO STATE

The 1980s

A DECADE WITH A BIT OF EVERYTHING: ICONIC RUNNERS, A 5'9" MIRACLE WORKER AND A DO-IT-ALL PLAYMAKER

1960 JOE BELLINOHB, Navy

1961 ERNIE DAVISHB, Syracuse

1962 TERRY BAKERQB, Oregon State

1963 ROGER STAUBACHQB, Navy

1964 JOHN HUARTEQB, Notre Dame

1965 MIKE GARRETTTB, USC

1966 STEVE SPURRIERQB, Florida

1967 GARY BEBANQB, UCLA

1968 O.J. SIMPSONTB, USC

1969 STEVE OWENSFB, Oklahoma

1970 JIM PLUNKETTQB, Stanford

1971 PAT SULLIVANQB, Auburn

1972 JOHNNY RODGERSWB--KR, Nebraska

1973 JOHN CAPPELLETTIHB, Penn State

1974 ARCHIE GRIFFINTB, Ohio State

1975 ARCHIE GRIFFINTB, Ohio State

1976 TONY DORSETTTB, Pittsburgh

1977 EARL CAMPBELLTB, Texas

1978 BILLY SIMSHB, Oklahoma

1979 CHARLES WHITETB, USC

1980 GEORGE ROGERSTB, South Carolina

1981 MARCUS ALLENTB, USC

1982 HERSCHEL WALKERTB, Georgia

1983 MIKE ROZIERRB, Nebraska

1984 DOUG FLUTIEQB, Boston College

The 1990s

MICHIGAN PUTS TWO ON THE BOARD: AN OPEN-FIELD SENSATION AND THE FIRST FULL-TIME DEFENSIVE PLAYER

The 2000s

QUARTERBACKS ARE THE BIG MEN ON CAMPUS, WINNING ALL BUT ONE TROPHY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

1985 BO JACKSONRB, Auburn

1986 VINNY TESTAVERDEQB, Miami

1987 TIM BROWNWR--KR, Notre Dame

1988 BARRY SANDERSRB, Oklahoma State

1989 ANDRE WAREQB, Houston

1990 TY DETMERQB, BYU

1991 DESMOND HOWARDWR--KR, Michigan

1992 GINO TORRETTAQB, Miami

1993 CHARLIE WARDQB, Florida State

1994 RASHAAN SALAAMRB, Colorado

1995 EDDIE GEORGERB, Ohio State

1996 DANNY WUERFFELQB, Florida

1997 CHARLES WOODSONCB--PR, Michigan

1998 RICKY WILLIAMSRB, Texas

1999 RON DAYNERB, Wisconsin

2000 CHRIS WEINKEQB, Florida State

2001 ERIC CROUCHQB, Nebraska

2002 CARSON PALMERQB, USC

2003 JASON WHITEQB, Oklahoma

2004 MATT LEINARTQB, USC

2005 REGGIE BUSHRB--KR, USC

2006 TROY SMITHQB, Ohio State

2007 TIM TEBOWQB, Florida

2008 SAM BRADFORDQB, Oklahoma

Now on SI.com

To see how SI's writers and editors cast their ballots for this year's Heisman, go to SI.com/cfb

SEVENTY TWO PHOTOSAP (10); BETTMANN/CORBIS (9); PETER READ MILLER (5); AL TIELEMANS (5); RICH CLARKSON (4); JOHN IACONO (4); JOHN BIEVER (3); GEORGE LONG/WIREIMAGE.COM (3); HEINZ KLUETMEIER (2); RICHARD MACKSON (2); DARRYL NORENBERG/WIREIMAGE.COM (2); NOTRE DAME/COLLEGIATE IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES (2); JAMES DRAKE; MALCOLM EMMONS/US PRESSWIRE; JEFF GROSS/GETTY IMAGES; DAN HARDESTY; ANDY HAYT; WALTER IOOSS JR.; LONG PHOTOGRAPHY; ANDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES; MIKE POWELL/GETTY IMAGES; JOE ROBBINS/GETTY IMAGES; BOB ROSATO; MANNY RUBIO; GEORGE SILK/TIME LIFE PICTURES/GETTY IMAGES; CARL SKALAK; DAMIAN STROHMEYER; TONY TOMSIC; TSN/ICON SMI; UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA; U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY; JOHN VALLENTYNE; BILL WAUGH/REUTERS TWO PHOTOS

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