Who was the first Heisman Trophy winner to play pro football?

Answer In 1939, Robert David "Davey" O'Brien became the first Heisman Trophy award winner to pursue a professional football career. The three prior recipients all followed other career paths. O'Brien acce... Read More »

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When are the Heisman trophy awards?

The Heisman trophy is announced the week after the college football season ends and before the postseason bowl games begin. This date is normally in early December. In 2009, the Heisman trophy winn... Read More »

Who was the only football player to win the Heisman Trophy twice?

The only player to win the Heisman Trophy twice as of May 2010 is Archie Griffin, a running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Griffin garnered the award, given to college football's best player eac... Read More »

What is the name of the trophy that goes to the winner of the Super Bowl?

The team that wins the Super Bowl, the championship for the National Football League, receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The trophy is named after the former coach of the Green Bay Packers, who co... Read More »

Who was the first black American to get a Heisman Award?

Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the Heisman Award, a prestigious honor for college football players. Davis won the award in 1961 and played for the Syracuse Orangemen. Davis playe... Read More »