College football’s Heisman Trophy: from Berwanger to Manziel

8. NCAA records held by Heisman winners

Oklahoma State running back Barry Sanders poses with the Heisman Trophy at New York's Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dec. 8, 1988.

Heisman winners who own or share NCAA records, with number of records in parentheses

(One record shown per player)

Barry Sanders: 28 records

   1988 Heisman winner, Oklahoma State

   Most yards gained rushing in a season: 2,628

Ricky Williams: 8 records

   1998 Heisman winner, Texas

   Most yards gained rushing in two consecutive games: 668

Marcus Allen: 5 records

   1981 Heisman winner, Southern Cal

   Most games rushing for 200 or more yards in a season: 8

Andre Ware: 4 records

   1989 Heisman winner, Houston

   Most passing yards gained in a half:  517

Tim Tebow: 4 records

   2007 Heisman winner, Florida

   Most games scoring a touchdown in a career: 38

Johnny Manziel: 4 records

   2012 Heisman winner, Texas A&M

   Most yards gained by a freshman quarterback in a season: 1,410

Glenn Davis: 3 records

   1946 Heisman winner, Army

   Most yards gained per rush in a season (minimum 75 rushes): 11.51

Ty Detmer: 3 records

   1990 Heisman winner, Brigham Young

   Most consecutive games gaining 300 or more passing yards over a career: 24

Ron Dayne: 3 records

   1999 Heisman winner, Wisconsin

   Most yards gained rushing over a career: 6,397

Eric Crouch: 3 records

   2001 Heisman winner, Nebraska

   Most rushing touchdowns scored by a quarterback over a career: 59

Tony Dorsett: 2 records

   1976 Heisman winner, Pittsburgh

   Most seasons gaining 1,000 or more yards rushing: 4 (shares record)

Mike Rozier: 2 records

   1983 Heisman winner, Nebraska

   Most yards gained per rush over a season (minimum 215 rushes): 7.81

Archie Griffin: 1 record

   1974 and '75 winner, Ohio State

   Most consecutive games gaining 100 yards of more over a career: 31

Herschel Walker: 1 record

   1982 Heisman winner, Georgia

   Most seasons gaining 1,500 yards or more over a career: 3 (shares record)

Danny Wuerffel: 1 record

   1996 Heisman winner, Florida

   Most yards gained per completion over a season (minimum 205 completions): 17.5

Cam Newton: 1 record

   2010 Heisman winner, Auburn

   Scoring 20 touchdowns by rushing and receiving, and passing for 20 touchdowns in a season (shares record)

Robert Griffin III: 1 record

   2011 Heisman winner, Baylor

   Most consecutive passes attempted without an interception at the start of a career by a freshman: 209

Doc Blanchard: 1 record

   1945 Heisman winner, Army

   Most touchdowns and points scored by two players on the same team over a career: 97 TDs and 585 points (with teammate Glenn Davis, 1943-46)

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