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Who is the best Heisman winner from the SEC?

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Burning questions.

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The Heisman Trophy is handed out on Saturday night. It’s not uncommon that it’s going to someone away from the SEC. After all, since 1982, only eight players from the conference have taken the trophy home. Of course, if you’re a believer in quality over quantity, then you’d know that some of the best to suit up in the SEC have won it.

With that in mind, it begs the question: What’s the best Heisman-winning season the SEC’s seen? We took it to task. We grouped together the eight Heisman winners from the conference, and voted to rank them 1-8. Here are the results of that ranking process.


8. DANNY WUERFFEL

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HEISMAN WINNING SEASON (1996): 57.5% Comp Pct, 3,625 Yards, 39 TD, 13 INT, 170.6 QB Rate, 10.1 YPA

7. MARK INGRAM

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HEISMAN WINNING SEASON (2009): 271 Carries, 1,658 Yards, 17 TD, 20 Total TD, 1,992 YFS, 6.1 YPC

6. JOHNNY MANZIEL

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HEISMAN WINNING SEASON (2012): 68.0% Comp Pct, 3,706 Yards, 26 TD, 9 INT, 172.9 QB Rate, 9.6 YPA, 144 Carries, 759 Yards, 9 Rush TD, 35 Total TD, 5.3 YPC

5. DERRICK HENRY

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HEISMAN WINNING SEASON (2015): 395 Carries, 2,219 Yards, 28 Rush TD, 2,310 YFS, 5.6 YPC

T-3. HERSCHEL WALKER

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HEISMAN WINNING SEASON (1982): 335 Carries, 1,752 Yards, 16 Rush TD, 17 Total TD, 1,841 YFS, 5.2 YPC

T-3. TIM TEBOW

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2. BO JACKSON

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HEISMAN WINNING SEASON (1985): 278 Carries, 1,786 Yards, 17 Rush TD, 1,859 YFS, 6.4 YPC

1. CAM NEWTON

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HEISMAN WINNING SEASON (2010): 66.1% Comp Pct, 2,854 Yards, 30 TD, 7 INT, 182.0 QB Rate, 10.2 YPA, 264 Carries, 1,473 Yards, 20 Rush TD, 50 Total TD, 5.6 YPC


Voting Results

Voter Herschel Walker Bo Jackson Danny Wuerffel Tim Tebow Mark Ingram Cam Newton Johnny Manziel Derrick Henry
Voter Herschel Walker Bo Jackson Danny Wuerffel Tim Tebow Mark Ingram Cam Newton Johnny Manziel Derrick Henry
Alex Dusza 2 3 8 5 7 1 6 4
Brandon Cain 4 3 8 1 7 2 6 5
Bryan Manning 1 2 8 4 7 3 6 5
Chris Novak 4 3 7 2 5 1 6 8
Jess Leslie 5 3 7 2 8 1 4 6
Jonathan Waldrop 4 3 8 5 7 1 6 2
Niesha Middlebrooks 1 2 8 4 5 3 7 6
Robert O'Neill 4 3 8 2 7 1 6 5
Average 3.125 2.75 7.75 3.125 6.625 1.625 5.875 5.125
No. 1 Votes 2 0 0 1 0 5 0 0