Undrafted Heisman Trophy winners?
How many winners of this biased, meaningless award haven't been drafted? I know of two: Charlie Ward and Mike Rozier.
- unclesoxLv 65 years agoFavorite Answer
Only three Heisman winners are deemed to have gone undrafted by the NFL.
1958 Pete Dawkins (Army), halfback
-- Dawkins let it be known that he had no intention of playing pro ball.
Following graduating from the Military Academy, he studied as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, served as an officer in the U.S. Army until 1983 and became a very successful businessman.
1993 Charlie Ward (Florida State), quarterback
-- Opted to play pro basketball over pro football.
2003 Jason White (Oklahoma), quarterback
- Went undrafted in the 2005 draft. Afterwards, no NFL team was willing to sign him.
Mike Rozier wasn't drafted in the 'regular' NFL draft because he had already been drafted and signed by the USFL.
Along with future Pro Football Hall of Famers Steve Young, Gary Zimmerman and Reggie White, Rozier was highly coveted by NFL teams but since they had already signed contracts with the USFL, NFL teams believed it would have been a wasted pick to select them in the regular draft.
All four were selected in the special Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL players in 1984.
- 5 years ago
Jason White of Oklahoma