Texas A&M sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. Does he have Pro Football Hall of Fame potential?
(Henny Ray Abrams / Associated Press / December 8, 2012)
There are eight -- and there's one active NFL player who will be a shoo-in -- Heisman Trophy winners in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Can you name them?
Two are running backs who won the Heisman as college football's best player in the 1980s. Two more top-flight rushers came out of college in the 1970s. The only quarterback was a star in both college and the NFL in the 1960s.
Two are running backs who won the award before the 1960s and the other starred during his college days in the Southland.
Give up? Can't figure out a few? Here they are:
The eight Heisman winners who went on to have Hall of Fame NFL careers: Doak Walker, Paul Hornung, Roger Staubach, O.J. Simpson, Tony Dorsett, Earl Campbell, Marcus Allen and Barry Sanders.
The bonafide Hall of Famer still playing? Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson, the 1997 Heisman winner and only defensive player to win the award.
Current pro players honored with the Heisman are Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton, Mark Ingram, Sam Bradford, Reggie Bush (who was stripped of the award) and Carson Palmer. There's also Tim Tebow, Troy Smith and Matt Leinart, quarterbacks who have played within the last two seasons but currently aren't on a roster.
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