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Heisman Trophy Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

Football trivia quiz questions and answers about the Heisman Trophy

 

Heisman Trophy Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

What is the Heisman Trophy awarded for?
A: The outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.

On what date was the Heisman trophy first awarded?
A: December 9, 1935.

Who is the only player to win the Heisman Trophy and to play in the National Basketball Association?
A: Charlie Ward of Florida State.

Who is the first player from the University of Oregon to win the trophy?
A: Marcus Mariota.

What player was the first African American player to win the Heisman Trophy?
A: Ernie Davis.

What two college teams have won the most Heisman trophies?
A: Ohio State and Notre Dame, each with seven wins.

Who was the first ever recipient of the Heisman?
A: Jay Berwanger.

 

When is the Heisman Trophy presented by the Trust?
A: In early December before the postseason bowl games.

When was the award created?
A: 1935.

What organization created the Heisman award?
A: The Downtown Athletic Club.

The Heisman trophy is the oldest of several overall awards in what?
A: College football.

Who designed the trophy?
A: Sculptor Frank Eliscu.

What player holds the honor of being Bear Bryant’s only Heisman winner?
A: John David Crow of Texas A&M in 1957.

What football player was the trophy modeled after?
A:  Ed Smith, a leading player in 1934 for the now-defunct New York University football team.

 

What is the trophy is made out of?
A: Cast bronze.

What two players are the only winners not to pursue a professional sports career?
A: Pete Dawkins and Dick Kazmaier.

In 2007, what player was the first sophomore to win the Heisman award?
A: Tim Tebow.

How tall is the Heisman trophy?
A: 13.5 inches.

Who was the first freshman to ever to win both the Heisman and the BCS National Championship awards the same season?
A: Jameis Winston.

How much does the Heisman trophy weigh?
A: 25 pounds.

Originally only the players east of the Mississippi were what?
A: Eligible.

 

Who is responsible for the tabulation of votes for the Heisman Tropny?
A: The accounting firm Deloitte.

Voting has moved almost exclusively to what since 2007?
A: Online voting.

Who were the first teammates to win the Heisman Trophy in 1936 and 1937?
A: Larry Kelley and Clint Frank of Yale.

Who was the only Heisman winner to have a stadium named after him?
A: Nile Kinnick of Iowa.

Who was the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy?
A: Doc Blanchard when he led Army to the national title in 1945.

Who was the only player to win the Heisman Trophy as a player for a losing team?
A: Paul Hornung at Notre Dame 1956.

Who is the only player that has received the Heisman twice?
A: Archie Griffin of Ohio State winning it as a junior in 1974 and a senior in 1975.

 

What football player is the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman trophy?
A: Charles Woodson of the University of Michigan.

Who was the first red shirt freshman to win the Heisman trophy?
A:  Johnny Manziel.

In 2013, how old was Jameis Winston who became the youngest player to ever win the Heisman?
A: 19 years and 342 days old.

What player has received the largest percentage of votes to win the Heisman?
A: Bush of USC in 2005.

What recipient of the Heisman won with the widest margin?
A: Troy Smith of Ohio State in 2006.

What player is the first Hawaiian-born recipient of the Heisman trophy?
A: Marcus Mariota.

What percentage of the votes did Marcus Mariota get to win the award?
A: 90.9% of the overall vote, the second-highest vote share of all time for a winner.

How many of the seventy-four Heisman Trophy winners have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
A: Eight.