Ranking The Last 20 Heisman Winners Based On Their NFL Careers Since both are still in college, Lamar Jackson and Baker Mayfield are omitted from the list

20. QB Jason White: Oklahoma — 2003

White had a phenomenal career during his time in Norman. During his Heisman Award-winning season, White threw for 40 touchdowns and 3,846 yards. A year later, he inexplicably finished third in the voting after accruing arguably a better year (45 touchdowns, 3,205 passing yards). White led the Sooners to consecutive National Championship appearances (though OU failed to win either game). In terms of a professional career, White is the only player on this list without any NFL experience. He had multiple knee injuries — which effectively hindered his ability to scramble from the pocket.

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19. QB Eric Crouch: Nebraska — 2001

Crouch is one of the best dual-threat signal-callers in College Football history. His ability to manipulate defenders with his ball handling was special — as was his innate ability to instinctively exploit creases within the opposition’s defensive scheme. He is one of three quarterbacks in Division 1 history to have rushed for at least 3,000 yards and throw for 4,000 yards. Crouch accrued over 2,600 total yards during his Heisman Trophy year. A tiny frame made playing the quarterback position in the NFL highly unlikely. Crouch toiled around several practice squads as a wide receiver/defensive back. He briefly got his chance as a quarterback for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League. His professional career ended in 2011.

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