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What States Produce The Most Heisman Trophy Winners?

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Photo Credit: WENN

Photo Credit: WENN

We are only two weeks into the college football season, but last year’s Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson is once again looking like the favorite to bring home college football’s prestigious award.

When Jackson won the trophy a year ago, he became the second straight player from the state of Florida to claim the award following Alabama’s Derrick Henry in 2015.

That raises the question: what states have produced the most Heisman winners?

Luckily for us, the folks at Heisman.com made the answer very easy by charting every winner in the award’s history by state.

Jackson’s Florida is tied for fifth-place with four players, alongside Georgia and Oklahoma.

The state that has the most? None other than California with 13. Rounding out the top five is Ohio (9), Texas (7) and Pennsylvania (3).

The top ten can be seen below, with the full list available here:

1.California (13) – Glenn Davis, John Huarte, Mike Garrett, Gary Beban, O.J. Simpson, Jim Plunkett, Charles White, Marcus Allen, Gino Torretta, Rashaan Salaam, Ricky Williams, Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart

2. Ohio (9) – Larry Kelley, Vic Janowicz, Dick Kazmaier, Howard Cassady, Roger Staubach, Archie Griffin, Desmond Howard, Charles Woodson, Troy Smith

3. Texas (7) – Davey O’Brien, Doak Walker, Earl Campbell, Tim Brown, Andre Ware, Ty Detmar, Johnny Manziel

4. Pennsylvania (6) – John Lujack, Leon Hart, Ernie Davis, John Cappelletti, Tony Dorsett, Eddie George

5(t). Florida (4) – Steve Spurrier, Danny Wuerffel, Derrick Henry, Lamar Jackson

5(t). Georgia (4) – George Rogers, Herschel Walker, Charlie Ward, Cam Newton

5(t). Oklahoma (4) – Billy Vessels, Steve Owens, Jason White, Sam Bradford

8(t). Alabama (3) – Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson, Jameis Winston

8(t). Minnesota (3) – Bruce Smith, Terry Baker, Chris Weinke

8(t). New Jersey (3) – Mike Rozier, Ron Dayne, Mark Ingram

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CAMPUSSPORTS Writer
Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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