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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.

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