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Postby stomperrob » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:04 pm

With the pro HoF announcements coming this Saturday, I was taking a look and noticed that of the 72 winners of the Heisman, only 8 have made it into the HoF. Can you name them???
























They are OJ Simpson, Roger Staubach, Paul Hornung, Doak Walker, Earl Campbell, Tony Dorsett, Marcus Allen and Barry Sanders.

http://www.heisman.com/winners/hsmn-win ... nners-year

http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/story ... ry_id=1992
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:29 pm

Wow, I would have thought there would be more than that.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:06 pm

A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Wow, I would have thought there would be more than that.


I wouldn't. It never really seems that the best "player" wins the award. It is whose team is the best and also who got the most publicity. I would say there are more busts than great players who win the heisman. Also, just b/c you are successful in College doesn't mean you will be in the pros
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Postby aldridg6in » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:45 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Wow, I would have thought there would be more than that.


I wouldn't. It never really seems that the best "player" wins the award. It is whose team is the best and also who got the most publicity. I would say there are more busts than great players who win the heisman. Also, just b/c you are successful in College doesn't mean you will be in the pros


Ask any Florida Gator QB about that last statement :-b .

Seriously, I figured the number would be higher than 8 but not that much higher. I've seen enough Heisman winners bust in my lifetime to know not many of them turn out to be great pros.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:47 pm

aldridg6in wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Wow, I would have thought there would be more than that.


I wouldn't. It never really seems that the best "player" wins the award. It is whose team is the best and also who got the most publicity. I would say there are more busts than great players who win the heisman. Also, just b/c you are successful in College doesn't mean you will be in the pros


Ask any Florida Gator QB about that last statement :-b .

Seriously, I figured the number would be higher than 8 but not that much higher. I've seen enough Heisman winners bust in my lifetime to know not many of them turn out to be great pros.


Ask any UF offensive player that played under Spurrier
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Postby Free Bagel » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:31 am

aldridg6in wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Wow, I would have thought there would be more than that.


I wouldn't. It never really seems that the best "player" wins the award. It is whose team is the best and also who got the most publicity. I would say there are more busts than great players who win the heisman. Also, just b/c you are successful in College doesn't mean you will be in the pros


Ask any Florida Gator QB about that last statement :-b .


Like the one playing in the Super Bowl??? :b
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Postby stomperrob » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:42 am

Some of them, like Charlie Ward, never even played pro ball (although he was able to chose basketball). Others only lasted a season or two, lacking either the physical skills (or size), or mental toughness, for the pro game. Some Heisman winners were never expected to make it in the pro's, and there were some "can't miss" stars like 2-time winner Archie Grffin and USC wonder Charles White who accomplished little as pro's.
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Postby stomperrob » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:55 am

deerayfan072 wrote:
aldridg6in wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Wow, I would have thought there would be more than that.


I wouldn't. It never really seems that the best "player" wins the award. It is whose team is the best and also who got the most publicity. I would say there are more busts than great players who win the heisman. Also, just b/c you are successful in College doesn't mean you will be in the pros


Ask any Florida Gator QB about that last statement :-b .

Seriously, I figured the number would be higher than 8 but not that much higher. I've seen enough Heisman winners bust in my lifetime to know not many of them turn out to be great pros.


Ask any UF offensive player that played under Spurrier


Spurrier - ya mean that Heisman winner the Gators turned out in 1966??? Whatever became of him? ;-7 ;-) :-b :-D
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Postby ShoelessJoe » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:40 pm

stomperrob wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
aldridg6in wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Wow, I would have thought there would be more than that.


I wouldn't. It never really seems that the best "player" wins the award. It is whose team is the best and also who got the most publicity. I would say there are more busts than great players who win the heisman. Also, just b/c you are successful in College doesn't mean you will be in the pros


Ask any Florida Gator QB about that last statement :-b .

Seriously, I figured the number would be higher than 8 but not that much higher. I've seen enough Heisman winners bust in my lifetime to know not many of them turn out to be great pros.


Ask any UF offensive player that played under Spurrier


Spurrier - ya mean that Heisman winner the Gators turned out in 1966??? Whatever became of him? ;-7 ;-) :-b :-D


In 1976 he was the starting QB for the Bucs who didn't win a game. Beat that!
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Postby stomperrob » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:36 pm

ShoelessJoe wrote:
stomperrob wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
aldridg6in wrote:
deerayfan072 wrote:
A Fleshner Fantasy wrote:Wow, I would have thought there would be more than that.


I wouldn't. It never really seems that the best "player" wins the award. It is whose team is the best and also who got the most publicity. I would say there are more busts than great players who win the heisman. Also, just b/c you are successful in College doesn't mean you will be in the pros


Ask any Florida Gator QB about that last statement :-b .

Seriously, I figured the number would be higher than 8 but not that much higher. I've seen enough Heisman winners bust in my lifetime to know not many of them turn out to be great pros.


Ask any UF offensive player that played under Spurrier


Spurrier - ya mean that Heisman winner the Gators turned out in 1966??? Whatever became of him? ;-7 ;-) :-b :-D


In 1976 he was the starting QB for the Bucs who didn't win a game. Beat that!


Lol! ;-D
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