Other JC transfers have won it (OJ at USC and Mike Rozier at Nebraska come immediately to mind), but they didn't win it in their 1st year after transferring from JC. Cam Newton may well be the 1st one to win it immediately after transferring.
No, a freshman has never won the Heisman Trophy.
Only 3 freshmen have been invited to the Heisman ceremony: Michael Vick Herschel Walker&Adrian Peterson.
Only one! This year's winner, Johnny Manziel, Freshman Quarterback for Texas A&M University. Gig 'em, Aggies!
Doug Flutie, quarterback from Boston College, won the Heisman Trophy in 1984.
No player from the Vanderbuilt Commodores has ever won a Heisman Trophy.
Cam newton won the heisman and Nick fairly won the Lombardi trophy in 2010 for the auburn tigers
Doug Flutie of Boston College
That man was Jim Plunkett, in 1970.
Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
Only one, Mark Ingram in 2009.
Once ... RB John Cappelletti in 1973.
No Tennessee player has won the Heisman Trophy.
Baylor University has never had a Heisman Trophy winner. The best showing a Baylor player has had in the Heisman voting was quarterback Don Trull's fourth-place finish in 1963, the year Roger Staubach won it while at Naval Academy.