Breaking the Heisman Jinx                           
Although many Heisman Trophy winners have failed to make a big splash in the NFL, a select few have used
their Heisman Trophy as a spring board for greater achievements while breaking the Heisman Jinx..
Heisman Trophy Winners in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Name
School
Heisman year
Pro Football HOF
Induction Year
Doak Walker
SMU
1948
1986
Paul Hornung
Notre Dame
1956
1986
Roger
Staubach
Navy
1963
1985
O.J. Simpson
USC
1968
1985
Tony Dorsett
Pittsburgh
1976
1994
Earl Campbell
Texas
1977
1991
Marcus Allen
USC
1981
2003
Barry Sanders
Oklahoma State
1988
2004
Tim Brown
Notre Dame
1987
2015
1963 Heisman Trophy Winner: Roger Staubach
Following his Heisman
performance at the Naval
Academy, Roger the Dodger
led his troops to Super Bowl
Glory in Dallas
.
Heisman Trophy Super Bowl MVP's
Name
School
Super Bowl/Date
Team
Roger Staubach
Navy
VI               1/16/72
Dallas Cowboys
Jim Plunkett
Stanford
XV              1/25/81
Oakland Raiders
Marcus Allen
USC
XVIII           1/22/84
LA Raiders
Desmond Howard
Michigan
XXXI           1/26/97
Green Bay
Packers
Name
School
Year
Team
Award
Frank Sinkwich
Georgia
1944
Detroit
Carr
Paul Hornung
Notre Dame
1961
Green Bay
UPI-AP-Bell
Roger Staubach
Navy
1971
Dallas
Bell
O.J. Simpson
USC
1973
Buffalo
AP-Bell
O.J. Simpson
USC
1978
Buffalo
PFWA
Earl Campbell
Texas
1979
Houston
AP-Bell-PFWA
Marcus Allen
USC
1985
LA Raiders
AP-PFWA
Barry Sanders
Oklahoma
State
1997
Detriot
SN-Bell-SI
Cam Newton
Auburn
2016
Carolin
AP
Heisman Trophy Winners
Who Have Broken the Heisman Jinx
Heisman Trophy Winners -  NFL Players of the Year
Tony Dorsett became the first Heisman
Trophy winner to win NFL ROY honors when
he won the award with the Dallas Cowboys
in 1977.
Heisman Trophy Winners That Became
NFL Rookie of the Year
Tony Dorsett - 1977
Earl Campbell 1978
George Rogers - 1981
Marcus Allen - 1982
Barry Sanders - 1989
Eddie George - 1996
Charles Woodson - 1998
Cam Newton - 2011
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