Heisman Trophy Runners-Up by BarkerC

Champion(s):

Ryno23


Runner(s)-Up:

chc


Quiz Description

From clues, name the following Heisman Trophy runners-up (none of whom would go on to win the award.) (Note: I'm trying to write these as Jeopardy! style clues as a writing experiment.)

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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1 Ryno23 434 99 15
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2 chc 427 97 15
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3 HightB 419 95 15
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3 KroegerJ 419 95 15
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5 bev48 413 92 15
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6 MBlumenfeld 398 90 15
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6 LorinBurte 398 90 15
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8 WeikleB 392 88 15
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9 grimesr 383 86 15
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10 JWright 376 85 15
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11 BeningoS 373 83 15
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12 GoodmanDL 362 82 15
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13 QuintongJ 359 79 15
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13 helitzur 359 79 15
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15 Sharpj 355 77 15
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16 WareD 343 75 15
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17 EverettJ 341 74 15
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18 ReeseC 335 72 15
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19 Bix32 334 71 15
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20 HessJa 328 69 15
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21 GrahamJ 327 67 15
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22 CoenM 326 66 15
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23 WatsonG 318 64 15
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24 HallR 317 63 15
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25 SchroederS 313 60 15
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25 Kloefkorn 313 60 15
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27 DBrick 311 58 15
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28 Consigliari 305 57 15
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29 OBrienJ 278 55 15
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30 Snuffleupagus 266 53 15
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31 FredMoore 247 52 15
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32 quarterrican 243 50 15
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32 KashyapN 243 50 15
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34 AdelmanM 233 47 15
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35 twarner50 232 46 15
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36 GuessonGuessonGuess 228 44 15
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37 colonialrampage 222 42 15
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38 Vintsanity 221 41 15
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39 FrankensteinP 220 39 15
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40 KromerM 219 38 00
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41 JastrzebskiS 214 36 15
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42 akambour 207 35 15
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43 HolstJ 205 33 15
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44 mabake02 197 32 15
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45 usuiw 196 30 15
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46 RosenbergR 194 28 15
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47 casketromance 193 27 15
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48 MolanderE 190 25 15
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49 minarik15 187 24 15
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50 Commodore 185 22 15
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51 SeigelK 178 21 15
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52 Sean 176 19 15
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53 LeungT 169 17 15
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54 KleinJ 164 16 15
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55 johnbcrowe 163 14 15
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56 RautY 154 13 15
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57 PCraigC 146 11 15
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58 RubensteinM 142 9 15
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58 FrayJ 142 9 15
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60 ChengB 129 6 15
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60 PolinskyL 129 6 15
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62 YuC 106 3 15
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63 VenguswamyK 88 2 15
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Questions:

In 1970, this Notre Dame quarterback changed the preferred pronunciation of his name to rhyme with the award's name.

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Joe Theismann

A two-time Super Bowl champ, this 1966 runner-up would go on to work as an ABC/ESPN color analyst, just as his son Brian does today.

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Bob Griese

The 1957 runner-up, this Iowa lineman was "just pawn in game of life."

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Alex Karras

In his later career as a jurist, this 1937 runner-up was appointed to the Supreme Court by John F. Kennedy

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Byron "Whizzer" White

This BYU quarterback, the 1983 runner-up, signed a record breaking deal with the USFL's LA Express, but later went on to Super Bowl glory with the 49ers.

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Steve Young

In Super Bowl 41, 1997 runner-up Peyton Manning led his Colts to victory over this 2001 runner-up, a Gator quarterback turned Bears starter.

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Rex Grossman

This 1988 runner-up finished just ahead of another LA quarterback and behind his future Lions' backfield mate.

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Rodney Peete

Despite outplaying him in the 2006 Rose Bowl, this 2005 runner-up was not given the Heisman when winner Reggie Bush vacated the award.

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Vince Young

This 2016 runner-up improved on his 2015 third place finish, as his team looks to improve in 2017 on their runner-up finish in the 2016 College Football Playoff.

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Deshaun Watson

This 1950 runner-up, a running back from Southern Methodist, starred as a wideout for the New York Giants in the 1950s, but may be better known his namesake son, one of America's first native-born soccer stars.

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Kyle Rote, (Sr.)

This Vol, the 1956 runner-up and "last of the single wing running backs" is perhaps better known for coaching Pitt to its 1976 National Championship.

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Johnny Majors

This 1993 runner-up from Tennessee, he'd go on to serve four terms in Congress from North Carolina, far greater success in Washington than his Redskins' career.

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Heath Shuler