Troy Smith has Heisman Trophy shipped

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  1. Kaiser Toro

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    Sep 13, 2004
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    Straight Outta Austin
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Troy Smith's Heisman Trophy was shipped home Tuesday to keep it safe and avoid the type of mishap that happened the last time an Ohio State player won the award.

    Smith wore a black leather jacket with the Heisman insignia on back when he arrived at the airport from New York, where he was presented college football's most coveted trophy.

    Eddie George, the last Buckeye to win the Heisman in 1995, had his trophy get stuck in an airport X-ray machine, losing the tip of its right index finger and bending the middle finger.

    "We decided to have it shipped. That's much easier. How times have changed. Eddie carried it on the plane and put it in the seat next to him," sports information director Steve Snapp said.

    Smith didn't mind.

    "No, because Eddie's finger got bent," he said. "I don't want that to happen to mine."

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