2002 Heisman winner Carson Palmer
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Palmer Wins Heisman

USC quarterback Carson Palmer poses with the Heisman Trophy after winning the award at The Yale Club in New York Saturday. (Associated Press)
Family members, back row, cheer and USC quarterback Carson Palmer, front row, bows his head as he is announced as the winner of the Heisman Trophy, during the 68th annual Heisman Trophy award ceremony, Saturday at The Yale Club in New York. Contenders for the award are seated, from far left, Iowa quarterback Brad Banks, Miami running back Willis McGahee, Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey, Penn State running back Larry Johnson, and Palmer. (AP)
USC quarterback Carson Palmer becomes the first player from the West Coast to win college football’s most prestigious award since running back Marcus Allen did it in 1981. Palmer had 242 first-place votes, 224 second-place votes and 154 third-place votes for 1,328 points. (AP)
Iowa quarterback Brad Banks, who led the nation in passing efficiency and went 155-of-258 for 2,369 yards, 25 touchdowns and four interceptions, had 199 first-place votes, 173 second-place votes and 152 third place-votes for 1,095 points. (AP)
Penn State running back Larry Johnson, who became the ninth player in Division I-A history to rush for more than 2,000 yards when he finished with 2,015, had 108 first-place votes, 130 second-place votes and 142 third-place votes for 726 points. (AP)
Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey, 38-1 as a starter, received 122 first-place votes, 89 second-pace votes and 99 third-place votes for 643 votes. (AP)