Jason White 2003 Heisman Trophy Winner
2003 Season in Review
Jason White became the fourth Sooner to win the Heisman Trophy as he led his
team to 12 straight victories and an appearance in the BCS National Championship
game. While the Sooners lost to LSU, White threw for a school record 40 touchdown
passes in a season.
Jason White became the fourth Sooner to win the Heisman Trophy when his school- record 40 touchdown passes helped lead Oklahoma to an undefeated regular season and BCS championship game appearance against LSU. In 2003. White was the nation’s top rated passer with 3846 yards passing and just 10 interceptions. What made White’s Heisman winning performances even more remarkable was that he was able to compete at such a high-level after sustaining and then rehabbing two major knee injuries earlier in his collegiate year.
The 6-3, 226 pound White returned for a successful senior season in 2004 that saw him throw for another 39 Touchdowns and only nine interceptions. Despite nearly identical stats, White did not claim a second Heisman as USC's Matt Leinart won the trophy. Following his Sooner career, White joined the Denver Broncos.
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