The Heisman Trophy has had the same sculpted person on top of its platform since its inception in 1936. The player on top of the trophy is modeled after Ed Smith who played for the now-defunct NYU football team.
In the past, some fans have called for a redesign of the trophy. Many people suggested putting Charles Woodson’s “Heisman Pose” on top of the trophy since it is already a popular pose among many top Heisman Trophy candidates in college football.
There may be a new wave of fans calling for a redesign hitting the football world very soon. The Ohio State Buckeyes released a photo of a custom and “modernized” trophy that features running back Ezekiel Elliott hurdling another player on top.
Elliott is one of the top candidates for the award right now as he has rushed for 455 yards and five touchdowns. That has been good enough to land him at fourth on the board behind TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin, Georgia running back Nick Chubb, and LSU running back Leonard Fournette.
Fournette seems like the clear favorite for the trophy right now, but this is still a pretty cool trophy idea. I’d love to see somebody recreate Fournette spinning an Auburn defender off his back in trophy form.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports