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1961 Heisman Trophy Voting

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Heisman Voting

Rk Player School Class Pos 1st 2nd 3rd Tot Summary
1 Ernie Davis Syracuse SR RB 179 103 81 824 150 Att, 823 Yds, 5.5 Avg, 12 TD
2 Bob Ferguson Ohio State SR RB 122 156 93 771 202 Att, 938 Yds, 4.6 Avg, 11 TD
3 Jimmy Saxton Texas SR RB 81 105 98 551
4 Sandy Stephens* Minnesota SR QB 104 78 68 543 54 Cmp, 153 Att, 869 Yds, 9 TD, 13 Int
5 Pat Trammell Alabama SR QB 76 45 44 362 75 Cmp, 133 Att, 1035 Yds, 8 TD, 2 Int
6 Joe Romig Colorado SR OL 55 40 34 279
7 John Hadl Kansas SR QB 33 25 23 172 51 Cmp, 103 Att, 729 Yds, 7 TD, 8 Int
8 Gary Collins Maryland SR WR 28 31 21 167 30 Rec, 428 Yds, 14.3 Avg, 4 TD
9 Roman Gabriel North Carolina State SR QB 23 27 32 155 99 Cmp, 186 Att, 937 Yds, 8 TD, 6 Int
10 Merlin Olsen Utah State SR DL 13 19 16 93