Notable Heisman Runners-Up

Joe Theismann
Text: Ben Eagle,
Photo: James Drake/SI

Joe Theismann


As a starting quarterback at Notre Dame , Joe Theismann compiled a career record of 20-3-2 and set a plethora of Notre Dame passing records. In 1970 he passed for 2,429 yards and 16 touchdowns. His accolades were not enough to surmount Jim Plunkett, who was the runaway winner with 2,229 overall points, the sixth highest in Heisman history.

More Galleries

Most Recent: Most Popular: Related:
Facebook Twitter Mobile Podcast RSS Tablet Subscribe Get SI to Go using the following services
Hot Topics: Sammy Watkins NFL Draft Rick Adelman NFL Questions Aaron Hernandez Donald Trump
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint