Notable Heisman Runners-Up

Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning

1997

More than just stellar statistics, Heisman Trophy winners are expected to embody diligence, perseverance and hard work. No one fits that definition better than Peyton Manning, who put the Tennessee Volunteers on his back to lead them to a comeback victory over Auburn in the SEC Championship game. Cornerback Charles Woodson, whose Michigan Wolverines finished the year as national champions, beat out Manning though.

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