Monday, December 13, 2010

Cam Newton Runs Away With Heisman: What Ever Became Of Past Winners?

Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy Saturday and many expect him to leave Auburn after this season and take his talents to the NFL.  But  based on history it is a mixed bag for Heisman winners success after they take home the award.

Here is a brief synopsis of the last five Heisman winners after they left college.
2004: Matt Leinart (USC) – Cut by Arizona Cardinals in September 2010 and now a back-up for Houston Texans (age 27)
2005: Reggie Bush (USC) – Member of New Orleans Saints, winning Super Bowl in 2010 (age 25)
2006: Troy Smith (Ohio State) – Member of San Francisco 49ers (age 26)
2007: Tim Tebow (Florida) – Rookie for Denver Broncos (age 23)
2008: Sam Bradford (Oklahoma) – No. 1 overall pick in 2010 NFL Draft now rookie QB for St. Louis Rams (age 21)

Lost Letterman has a run down of what became of every Heisman winner.

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