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OJ. Simpson's Heisman trophy was melted down and made into small angel pins for people who donated money to battered women's causes.

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Marcus Allen is the only person to ever win a Heisman Trophy, College Footbal National Title, NFL MVP, a Super Bowl & Super Bowl MVP

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  1. Jay Berwanger, the first Heisman Trophy winner, left the distinctive scar under future U.S. President Gerald Ford's eye during a collegiate football game in 1934.

  2. John Heisman (the college football trophy's namesake) coached football, basketball and baseball in the same calendar year at Georgia Tech for several seasons.

  3. The last pick in the NFL draft gets a "The Lowsman Trophy" (a mimic of the decorated NCAA "The Heisman Trophy") which depicts a player fumbling a football.

  4. The last 25 Years 'Official' Heisman Trophy Winners, only 1 has one a Super Bowl Ring, Charles Woodson, and It Took Him 13 Years to Win.

  5. The highest score in a college football game was 222-0. I was set in 1916 by the powerhouse Georgia Tech against Cumberland College. Also, Georgia Tech's coach was John Heisman, whom the Heisman trophy is named after.

  6. Pete Dawkins, a man who won the Heisman Trophy at West Point in the 50s, received a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford, fought in Vietnam and rose to the rank of Brigadier General, and now works as an executive on Wall Street

  7. The "Mr. Irrelevant Award" given every year to the player drafted last to the NFL. The trophy is similar to Heisman, but instead features a player fumbling a football.

  8. Retired QB and receiver of horrifying in-game bone-breakage Joe Theisman changed the pronunciation of his name in college from "theesman" to "thighsman" so it would rhyme with the Heisman trophy.

  9. Heisman Trophie winner Herschel Walker's son is a competitive cheerleader

  10. Jay Berwanger was the first Heisman Trophy winner as well as the first player to ever be drafted by the National Football League. He never played a single game in the NFL, choosing to remain amateur for the Olympics which he also didn't compete in. He used his Heisman Trophy as a doorstop.

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Syracuse RB Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. He was drafted #1 overall in 1962 but was diagnosed with Leukemia and later died before playing a down in the NFL.

A little known player Kelvin Bryant of the Philadelphia Stars beat out marquee talent and Heisman Trophy winner, Herschel Walker of the Washington Generals, for the inaugural MVP of the United States Football League. - source

The football player who posed for the sculpture that later became the Heisman trophy didn't realize his likeness was on the award until 47 years later. - source

The coins flipped before every Big Ten football game all bear an image of Nile Kinnick, Iowa's 1939 Heisman Trophy winner, who died in a plane crash in WWII

Jay Berwanger, the first Heisman Trophy winner, left a scar on President Gerald Ford's face in a 1934 football game. - source

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Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch has never removed his trophy from the box.

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Ed Marinaro (Coach Marty Daniels on Blue Mountain State) was the 1971 Maxwell Award winner and Heisman Trophy runner-up for Cornell

Retired NBA Player Charlie Ward won the Heisman trophy in 1993, didn't get drafted to the NFL so he got drafted by the New York Knicks

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