Discover which FBS schools have produced a player with a top 4 finish in the Heisman voting, but have yet to had a winner hoist the “Stiff-armed” Trophy.

Across the nation, colleges are building statues honoring their Heisman Winners, however these universities can only hope for the day that one of their players proudly hoists college football’s top individual award.
The Heisman Trophy has been presented every year since 1935 Listed below are colleges without a Heisman winner that have produced candidates that finished in the top four of the voting.  Players are sorted by school and their placement in the voting.
Schools without a Heisman Winner

Deshaun Watson’s 2nd place Heisman finish (2016) and 3rd place (2015) finish added Clemson to the list of schools that have come so close to producing their first Heisman Trophy winner.

College 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
Arkansas 2006: Darren McFadden 2007: Darren McFadden
Arizona State 1996: Jake Plummer
Boise State 2010: Kellen Moore
California 1948: Jackie Jensen 1954: Paul Larson
Clemson 2016: Deshaun Watson 2015: Deshaun Watson
Georgia Tech 1963: Billy Lothridge 1999: Joe Hamilton 1942: Clint Castleberry
Hawaii 2007: Colt Brennan
Illinois 1964: Dick Butkus 1965: Jim Grabowski 1959: Bill Burrell
Indiana 1989: Anthony Thompson
Iowa State 1996: Troy Davis
Kansas 1973: David Jaynes
Kansas State 1998: Michael Bishop
Kentucky 1951: Babe Parelli 1950: Babe Parelli 1957: Lou Michaels 1998: Tim Couch
Marshall 1997: Randy Moss
Maryland 1952: Jack Scarbath 1953: Bernie Faloney
Michigan State 1957: Walt Kowalczyk 1963: Sherman Lewis 1955: Earl Morrall 1985: Lorenzo White 1987: Lorenzo White
Missouri 1939: Paul Christman 2007: Chase Daniel
North Carolina 1948: Charlie Justice
Northwestern 1943: Otto Graham 1995: Darnell Autry
Ole Miss 1960: Jake Gibbs 1970: Archie Manning 2003: Eli Manning 1947: Charley Connerly 1969: Archie Manning
Purdue 1966: Bob Griese 1968 Leyroy Keys 1969: Mike Phipps 2000: Drew Brees 1980: Mark Herrmann 1999: Drew Brees
San Diego St. 1992: Marshall Faulk 1993: Marshall Faulk
Temple 1986: Paul Palmer
Tennessee 1951: Hank Lauricella 1956: Johnny Majors 1993: Heath Shuler 1997: Peyton Manning 1939: George Cafego
Texas Tech 1965: Donnie Anderson 2008: Graham Harrell
Tulsa 1964: Jerry Rhome 1965: Howard Twilley
Utah 2004: Alex Smith
Virginia 1990: Shawn Moore
Virginia Tech 1999: Michael Vick
Washington 1991: Steve Emtman
Washington St. 1997: Ryan Leaf
West Virginia 1989: Major Harris 2006: Steve Slaton