Greatest College Football Players to Not Win a Heisman Trophy

The Top Ten

1 Peyton Manning Peyton Manning Peyton Williams Manning is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

He didn't deserve the heisman - shadomatrix

Because the people who picked the heisman trophy that year must've been mentally retarded or was just trolling before it was a thing.

Although he will go down in history as one of the greatest National Football League player of all time, he was not the most impressive College Football player vs. the other candidates you see today and then.

2 Deion Sanders Deion Sanders Deion Luywnn Sanders, Sr. is a former American football and former American baseball player, who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network.
3 Dick Butkus Dick Butkus
4 John Elway John Elway John Albert Elway Jr. is a former American football quarterback and current executive vice president of football operations and general manager of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League.
5 Vince Young Vince Young Vincent Paul Young, Jr. is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for six seasons.
6 Tommie Frazier
7 Keith Jackson
8 Anthony Carter
9 Hugh Green Hugh Green
10 Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe James Francis "Jim" Thorpe was an American athlete and Olympic gold medalist. A member of the Sac and Fox Nation, Thorpe became the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States.

The Contenders

11 Tommy Nobis
12 Amari Cooper Amari Cooper Amari Cooper is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. Cooper was drafted 4th overall to the Oakland Raiders in 2015.

Yes love this guy. He's got a bright future in the NFL and was just plain out fantastic.

13 Jonathan Allen
14 Trent Richardson Trent Richardson
15 Tom Brady Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 6 Super Bowls, and is often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady is also frequently ...read more.

He wasn't very well-known in college, hence why he was drafted late. It was only after his professional career began that more people came to recognize his skill (and even that took an injury to Drew Bledsoe + a Super Bowl victory! )

16 Jim Brown Jim Brown James Nathaniel Brown is a former professional American football player and actor. He was a running back for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League from 1957 through 1965.
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