The Heisman Curse??

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  1. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    What do you think?? Is there such a thing?? Do you think anyone will consider it??
     
  2. Hookem Horns

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    Here is the list, decide for yourself.... Actually now that I look at it, not too promising is it?

    YEAR WINNER SCHOOL POSITION
    2005 Reggie Bush Southern California RB
    2004 Matt Leinart Southern California QB
    2003 Jason White Oklahoma QB
    2002 Carson Palmer Southern California QB
    2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska QB
    2000 Chris Weinke Florida State QB
    1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin RB
    1998 Ricky Williams Texas RB
    1997 Charles Woodson Michigan DB/WR
    1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida QB
    1995 Eddie George Ohio State RB
    1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado RB
    1993 Charlie Ward Florida State QB
    1992 Gino Torretta Miami QB
    1991 Desmond Howard Michigan WR
    1990 Ty Detmer Brigham Young QB
    1989 Andre Ware Houston QB
    1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State RB
    1987 Tim Brown Notre Dame WR
    1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami QB
    1985 Bo Jackson Auburn RB
    1984 Doug Flutie Boston College QB
    1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska RB
    1982 Herschel Walker Georgia RB
    1981 Marcus Allen Southern California RB
    1980 George Rogers South Carolina RB
    1979 Charles White Southern California RB
    1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma RB
    1977 Earl Campbell Texas RB
    1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh RB
    1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State RB
    1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State RB
    1973 John Cappelletti Penn State RB
    1972 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska WR
    1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn QB
    1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford QB
    1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma HB
    1968 O.J. Simpson Southern California HB
    1967 Gary Beban UCLA QB
    1966 Steve Spurrier Florida QB
    1965 Mike Garrett Southern California HB
    1964 John Huarte Notre Dame QB
    1963 Roger Staubach Navy QB
    1962 Terry Baker Oregon State QB
    1961 Ernie Davis Syracuse HB
    1960 Joe Bellino Navy HB
    1959 Billy Cannon LSU HB
    1958 Pete Dawkins Army HB
    1957 John David Crow Texas A&M HB
    1956 Paul Hornung Notre Dame QB
    1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State HB
    1954 Alan Ameche Wisconsin FB
    1953 Johnny Lattner Notre Dame HB
    1952 Billy Vessels Oklahoma HB
    1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton HB
    1950 Vic Janowicz Ohio State HB
    1949 Leon Hart Notre Dame E
    1948 Doak Walker Southern Methodist HB
    1947 Johnny Lujack Notre Dame QB
    1946 Glenn Davis Army HB
    1945 Doc Blanchard Army FB
    1944 Les Horvath Ohio State QB/HB
    1943 Angelo Bertelli Notre Dame QB
    1942 Frank Sinkwich Georgia HB
    1941 Bruce Smith Minnesota HB
    1940 Tom Harmon Michigan HB
    1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa HB
    1938 Davey O'Brien Texas Christian QB
    1937 Clint Frank Yale HB
    1936 Larry Kelley Yale E
    1935 Jay Berwanger Chicago HB
     
  3. Big B Texan Fan

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    from 92 on up i see more busts than non busts
     
  4. tulexan

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    It's not as bad as the Madden curse
     
  5. texasguy346

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    Here's the first overall picks from 1992 to 2005 as well:

    There are quite a few busts in the #1 spot over that period of time. Does that mean there could be a number one overall pick curse? No, but it does mean that picking the best player in college football every season is sort of a crap shoot whether it be for the Heisman Trophy or for the #1 pick. Sometimes you strike gold, and sometimes you find a real dud.
     
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    Considering its (intended) purpose is to award the best collegiate football and not the player with the most pro potential, no...I don't believe there to be a curse that anybody should be concerned about.
     
  7. thunderkyss

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    The curse only applies to QBs........

    Edit: Sorry, I got that wrong......... according to Google, it applies to all Heisman winners....
     
  8. Nighthawk

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    Vince Young can count his lucky stars he didn't win it.
     


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    Is Carson Palmer cursed because he won the Heisman? If he is then please give me the Heisman curse.

    Can't put much stock into a curse if some players succeed & some players falter. The Curse of the Bambino wouldn't have been so interesting if the Red Sox had won the W.S. 3 or 4 times during the span between they traded him & when they finally won it in 2004. It was the fact that they'd gone with 0 World Series championships during that time that made it seem like a more plausible curse. If every Heisman winner went on to be a flop in the pros, or even if the last 30 Heisman winners went on to fall flat on their face then you could start calling it the Heisman curse. As it is now it's got no real merit, IMO.
     
  10. Hookem Horns

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    How many flop running backs are on that list? I see a ton.
     
  11. tulexan

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    A lot of the running backs have been pretty effective pro's.

    Eddie George
    Bo Jackson
    Barry Sanders
    Marcus Allen
    Ricky Williams
    Tony Dorsett
    Earl Campbell
    Herschel Walker
     

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