Archive for the ‘Heisman’ Category

Catching Up With Your Favorite Heisman Trophy Winners

August 14, 2009

As a relatively new website, Lost Letterman is “a database and blog dedicated solely to former college athletes.

Earlier in the week, they took a deep dive into a “Where Are They Now?” post about former Heisman Trophy winners. Good stuff.

To view the entire post, click here.

Some of the more interesting ones taken from their site:

1972: Johnny Rodgers (Nebraska) – Owns JetWear kid’s bedroom store in Omaha, NE (age 58)

1976: Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh) – Owns Tony Dorsett Foods specializing in barbecue sauces; resides in Frisco, TX (age 55)

1977: Earl Campbell (Texas) – Assistant to vice president of student affairs at Texas (age 54)

1978: Billy Sims (Oklahoma) – Owns chain of Billy Sims BBQ restaurants in Oklahoma, most recently apologized in December for screaming “Boomer!” 11 times after Sam Bradford won Heisman (age 53)

1979: Charles White (USC) – Rehabbed drug addict works at USC as computer service engineer and resides in Long Beach, CA (age 51)

1982: Herschel Walker (Georgia) – Founder and CEO of meat processor company Renaissance Man Food Services Inc.; resides in Dallas (age 47)

1983: Mike Rozier (Nebraska) – Stay-at-home dad living in Sicklerville, NJ (age 48)

1990: Ty Detmer (BYU) – Works with Chris Weinke (Florida State, 2000, age 37) – for Triton Financial investment firm in Austin, TX (age 41)

1993: Charlie Ward (Florida State) – Head football coach for Westbury Christian H.S. in Houston, TX (age 38)

1994: Rashaan Salaam (Colorado) – Promotes martial arts fights in China and resides in San Diego, CA (age 34)

1995: Eddie George (Ohio State) – Retired in 2004, getting MBA from Northwestern Business School and set to graduate in December (age 35)

1996: Danny Wuerffel (Florida) – Works for Hope Street Ministries in New Orleans, LA (age 35)

2001: Eric Crouch (Nebraska) – Owns playground equipment business called “Crouch Recreation” in Nebraska (age 30)

2003: Jason White (Oklahoma) – Owns memorabilia stores in Norman and Oklahoma City (age 29)

Eric Berry’s Heisman Campaign

July 22, 2009

The new site Berry4Heisman has just launched and I have to say (with all my Lane Kiffin hatred aside), Tennessee kicked this one out of the park.

And if you aren’t impressed by his 72 tackles, 7 interceptions, 3 sacks, and 8.5 tackles/loss in 2008, then jump on the Taylor Mays bandwagon with me if you want to see a defensive player make things interesting this season. Said USC’s Mays recently, “I want to win the Heisman — 10 sacks, 10 picks and we go undefeated. (I won’t return kicks); I’ll just return my picks for touchdowns. I have to return three of them for touchdowns and maybe force a couple of fumbles on the sacks. I at least want to go to New York.”

Hey T.O…. tell HuskerVision that summer vacation is over and Ndamukong Suh needs a Heisman video and website, stat.