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Ballots

How many ballots did a particular Heisman candidate appear on? In other words, how many voters chose to assign a #1, #2, or #3 vote to a particular candidate?

But, of course, using the raw number would be deceiving - since the total number of ballots varies wildly over time. Again, we recommend using a percentage, in order to make year-to-year comparisons meaningful.

Note: We're not able to include the years 1935-1950 - as the Trophy Trust website does not have the 1-2-3 vote breakdown listed for those years. Also, 1964 and 1971 are not included, because the Heisman Trust website is missing the 2nd and 3rd place votes for those years.

yearvotersname1st2nd3rdon ballotsvoters% ballots
2005923Reggie Bush784891188492395.8%
2006924Troy Smith801621387692494.8%
1998921Ricky Williams714913183692190.8%
2012928Johnny Manziel47425210382992889.3%
19681200O.J. Simpson855128821065120088.8%
2008926Sam Bradford30031519681192687.6%
19671033Gary Beban369332197898103386.9%
2007925Tim Tebow46222911380492586.9%
1993919Charlie Ward740391279191986.1%
2010925Cam Newton729242878192584.4%
1999922Ron Dayne5861214274992281.2%
19761048Tony Dorsett70111230843104880.4%
1997921Charles Woodson4332099874092180.3%
1991917Desmond Howard640682172991779.5%
1994920Rashaan Salaam4002298571492077.6%
2011927Robert Griffin III40516813670992776.5%
19841050Doug Flutie6788732797105075.9%
1988917Barry Sanders559774768391774.5%
19861050Vinny Testaverde6787627781105074.4%
1995921Eddie George26824816067692173.4%
2000922Chris Weinke3692168967492273.1%
19701264Jim Plunkett510285129924126473.1%
19741075Archie Griffin48319875756107570.3%
1990917Ty Detmer31620811864291770.0%
19751041Archie Griffin454167104725104169.6%
2003922Jason White31920411663992269.3%
19821050Herschel Walker52515541721105068.7%
19811050Marcus Allen44120466711105067.7%
2002922Carson Palmer24222415462092267.2%
1951987Richard Kazmaier5061074565898766.7%
2009925Mark Ingram22723615161492566.4%
1996920Danny Wuerffel30015814760592065.8%
1992918Gino Torretta31017911260191865.5%
19831050Mike Rozier48215447683105065.0%
19551324Howard Cassady59417979852132464.4%
19601130Joe Bellino43619693725113064.2%
19531255John Lattner384283132799125563.7%
2004923Matt Leinart26721110258092362.8%
19851050Bo Jackson317218122657105062.6%
19591197Billy Cannon51914778744119762.2%
19631123Roger Staubach51713245694112361.8%
19791050Charles White45314448645105061.4%
19871050Tim Brown324173124621105059.1%
19771050Earl Campbell37118760618105058.9%
19661160Steve Spurrier43315080663116057.2%
19691212Steve Owens294218170682121256.3%
19581191Pete Dawkins296195116607119151.0%
1989918Andre Ware2421328345791849.8%
19721127Johnny Rodgers301151105557112749.4%
19801050George Rogers216179122517105049.2%
19731075John Cappelletti22914286457107542.5%
19571267John David Crow241176108525126741.4%
19561318Paul Hornung197162151510131838.7%
2001925Eric Crouch162988834892537.6%
19541318Alan Ameche214157112483131836.6%
19651160Mike Garrett179143103425116036.6%
19781050Billy Sims15115270373105035.5%
19611091Ernie Davis17910381363109133.3%
19621109Terry Baker1727443289110926.1%
19521222Billy Vessels989149238122219.5%

If you want to give credit, please credit "analysis by Kari Chisholm, a political consultant who operates StiffArmTrophy.com".

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