Tony Dorsett is the first player in football's history to have ever won the Heisman Trophy, an NCAA National Championship, and a Superbowl ring. Interestingly enough, he won the Heisman and National Championship as a senior at Pitt in 1976, and the Superbowl the very next year as a rookie for the Dallas Cowboys. Two other Heisman Trophy/National Championship winners have appeared in the Superbowl, but lost. Charles Woodson won the Heisman and a National Championship at Michigan in 1997, and appeared in Superbowl 37 as a starting cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, but lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Matt Leinart won the Heisman and a National Championship at USC in 2004, and appeared as the backup quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals in Superbowl 43, who lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reggie Bush has become the second player in football's history to have won an NCAA National Championship ring (2004 USC), Heisman Trophy (2005) and a SuperBowl ring (New Orleans Saints 2010).
Tony Dorsett and Marcus Allen were the only two to have accomplished this feat until 2010. Tony Dorsett from the University of Pittsburgh won the Heisman Trophy in 1976, Pitt won the NCAA championship in 1976, and Dorsett was a member of the Dallas Cowboys that won Super Bowl XII. Marcus Allen, who attended the University of Southern California, won the Heisman Trophy in 1981, was on the USC team that won the 1978 NCAA championship, and he was a member of the Los Angeles Raiders that won Super Bowl XVIII in 1984. With the victory of the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl LXIV, Reggie Bush became the third player to win a Super Bowl, a Heisman Trophy and a National Championship. He won the Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2010, a Heisman Trophy at USC in 2005 and two National Championships at USC in 2004 & 2003, though one was later vacated. He also won a high school championship. And now add Charles Woodson in 2011. Heisman and national championship with Michigan and a Super Bowl ring with Green Bay.
A player from Michigan State has never won a Heisman Trophy.
Ernie Davis was the first black player to win the Heisman Trophy.
There has never been a player from the University of Louisville win the Heisman Trophy.
Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the player deemed the most outstanding player in collegiate football.
Clemson has never had a Heisman Trophy winner.
The University of Minnesota's only Heisman Trophy winner was halfback Bruce Smith, who received the honor in 1941. He was a key player in the Gophers' bacl-to-back national championships in 1940 and 1941. Smith is one of 13 Heisman winners who also played on a national championship team the same season.
No player from the Vanderbuilt Commodores has ever won a Heisman Trophy.
No Tennessee player has won the Heisman Trophy.
No pure defensive player has ever won the Heisman trophy.
Steve Spurrier, the 1966 Heisman winner, coached Danny Wuerffel, the 1996 Heisman winner.