Heisman Trophy winners list from Jay Berwanger to Robert Griffin III

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Update: Johnny Manziel has won the 2012 Heisman Trophy.

Saturday night, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o or Kansas St. quarterback Collin Klein will become the latest in a long line of college football greats to win the Heisman Trophy. What's interesting about this group is none of the three were considered front runners for the award when the season.

Before the season started, USC's Matt Barkley looked liked a heavy favorite for the award before he and the Trojans stumbled again and again. Then it looked like West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith held front-runner status for a few weeks early in the season. The award then looked like it was Klein's to lose, which he did when the Wildcats stumbled against Baylor.

Manziel's Heisman moment came a week before the Wildcats loss to Baylor when he led the Aggies in to Tuscaloosa to beat the then top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. The redshirt freshman has been spectacular all season and could become the youngest player to ever win the award.

Te'o could become the first defensive player since Charles Woodson to win the award. The senior finished with 103 tackles and seven interceptions for the undefeated Fighting Irish.

Here's a look at the complete list of Heisman winners:

Year Winner School Position Points

1935 Jay Berwanger Chicago Halfback

1936 Larry Kelley Yale End 219

1937 Clint Frank Yale Halfback 524

1938 Davey O'Brien TCU Quarterback 519

1939 Nile Kinnick Iowa Halfback 651

1940 Tom Harmon Michigan Halfback 1303

1941 Bruce Smith Minnesota Halfback 554

1942 Frank Sinkwich Georgia Halfback 1059

1943 Angelo Bertelli Notre Dame Quarterback 648

1944 Les Horvath Ohio State Quarterback/Halfback 412

1945 Doc Blanchard Army Fullback 860

1946 Glenn Davis Army Halfback 792

1947 Johnny Lujack Notre Dame Quarterback 742

1948 Doak Walker SMU Halfback 778

1949 Leon Hart Notre Dame End 995

1950 Vic Janowicz Ohio State Halfback/Punter 633

1951 Dick Kazmaier Princeton Halfback 1777

1952 Billy Vessels Oklahoma Halfback 525

1953 Johnny Lattner Notre Dame Halfback 1850

1954 Alan Ameche Wisconsin Fullback 1068

1955 Howard Cassady Ohio State Halfback 2219

1956 Paul Hornung Notre Dame Quarterback 1066

1957 John David Crow Texas A&M Halfback 1183

1958 Pete Dawkins Army Halfback 1394

1959 Billy Cannon LSU Halfback 1929

1960 Joe Bellino Navy Halfback 1793

1961 Ernie Davis Syracuse Halfback/Linebacker/Fullback 824

1962 Terry Baker Oregon State Quarterback 707

1963 Roger Staubach Navy Quarterback 1860

1964 John Huarte Notre Dame Quarterback 1026

1965 Mike Garrett USC Halfback 926

1966 Steve Spurrier Florida Quarterback 1679

1967 Gary Beban UCLA Quarterback 1968

1968 O.J. Simpson USC Halfback 2853

1969 Steve Owens Oklahoma Fullback 1488

1970 Jim Plunkett Stanford Quarterback 2229

1971 Pat Sullivan Auburn Quarterback 1597

1972 Johnny Rodgers Nebraska Running back 1310

1973 John Cappelletti Penn State Running back 1057

1974 Archie Griffin Ohio State Running back 1920

1975 Archie Griffin Ohio State Running back 1800

1976 Tony Dorsett Pittsburgh Running back 2357

1977 Earl Campbell Texas Running back 1547

1978 Billy Sims Oklahoma Running back 1896

1979 Charles White USC Running back 1695

1980 George Rogers South Carolina Running back 1128

1981 Marcus Allen USC Running back 1797

1982 Herschel Walker Georgia Running back 1926

1983 Mike Rozier Nebraska Running back 1801

1984 Doug Flutie Boston College Quarterback 2240

1985 Bo Jackson Auburn Running back 1509

1986 Vinny Testaverde Miami Quarterback 2213

1987 Tim Brown Notre Dame Wide receiver 1442

1988 Barry Sanders Oklahoma State Running back 1878

1989 Andre Ware Houston Quarterback 1073

1990 Ty Detmer BYU Quarterback 1482

1991 Desmond Howard Michigan Wide receiver 2077

1992 Gino Torretta Miami Quarterback 1400

1993 Charlie Ward Florida State Quarterback 1743

1994 Rashaan Salaam Colorado Running back 1743

1995 Eddie George Ohio State Running back 1460

1996 Danny Wuerffel Florida Quarterback 1363

1997 Charles Woodson Michigan Cornerback 1815

1998 Ricky Williams Texas Running back 2355

1999 Ron Dayne Wisconsin Running back 2042

2000 Chris Weinke Florida State Quarterback 1628

2001 Eric Crouch Nebraska Quarterback 770

2002 Carson Palmer USC Quarterback 1328

2003 Jason White Oklahoma Quarterback 1481

2004 Matt Leinart USC Quarterback 1325

2005 Reggie Bush USC Running back 2541

2006 Troy Smith Ohio State Quarterback 2540

2007 Tim Tebow Florida Quarterback 1957

2008 Sam Bradford Oklahoma Quarterback 1726

2009 Mark Ingram, Jr. Alabama Running back 1304

2010 Cam Newton Auburn Quarterback 2263

2011 Robert Griffin III Baylor Quarterback 1687
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