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Fun Facts: Heisman Trophy Winners in the Hall of Fame

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on December 25, 2015

Just a few days ago, we looked at Heisman Trophy winners who have made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Here are some fun facts related to those Heisman Trophy winners who proved they were indeed “all that” and went on to have Hall of Fame careers:

The Long Wait Is Over

No Heisman Trophy winner was inducted into the Hall of Fame for years until four were inducted in two years with Roger Staubach and O.J. Simpson making it in 1985 and Doak Walker and Paul Hornung making it in 1986.

7 Out Of 8

Seven out of the first eight Heisman Trophy winners to make it into the Hall of Fame were running backs. The only non-running back? Roger Staubach.

The Most Rushing Yards

The Heisman Trophy winner in the Hall of Fame with the most rushing yards is Barry Sanders with 15,269.

The Shortest Wait

The player who had the shortest wait between when he won the Heisman Trophy and when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was Earl Campbell at 14 years.

The Longest Wait

The player who waited the longest between winning the Heisman Trophy and making it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was Doak Walker at 38 years.

The Most Touchdowns

The Heisman Trophy winner in the Hall of Fame with the most touchdowns scored is Marcus Allen with 145.

Not Bad, Roger

With seven running backs and one quarterback on the list of Heisman Trophy winners in the Hall of Fame, it stands to reason that the player with the fewest rushing yards would be quarterback Roger Staubach. In truth, Staubach ended his career with 2,264 rushing yards, over 700 more than Doak Walker.

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