Heisman Memorial Trophy

History of the voting for the Heisman (1940-49)

1949

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Leon Hart Notre Dame Senior E 995
2 Charlie Justice North Carolina Senior RB 272
3 Doak Walker Southern Methodist Senior RB 229
4 Arnold Galiffa Army Senior QB 196
5 Bob Williams Notre Dame Junior QB 189
6 Eddie LeBaron Pacific Senior QB 122
7 Cliff Tonnemaker Minnesota Senior C 81
8 Emil Sitko Notre Dame Senior HB 79

1948

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Doak Walker Southern Methodist Junior RB 778
2 Charlie Justice North Carolina Junior RB 443
3 Chuck Bednark Pennsylvania Senior C 336
4 Jackie Jensen California Senior RB 143
5 Stan Heath Nevada Senior QB 113
6 Norm Van Brocklin Oregon Senior QB 83
7 Emil Sitko Notre Dame Junior HB 73
8 Jack Mitchell Oklahoma Senior QB 68

1947

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 John Lujack Notre Dame Senior QB 742
2 Bob Chappius Michigan Senior HB 555
3 Doak Walker Southern Methodist Sophomore HB 196
4 Charley Conerly Mississippi Senior QB 186
5 Harry Gilmer Alabama Senior HB 115
6 Bobby Layne Texas Senior QB 75
7 Chuck Bednarik Pennsylvania Junior C 65
8 Bill Swiacki Columbia Senior E 61

1946

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Glenn Davis Army Senior HB 792
2 Charlie Trippi Georgia Senior HB 435
3 John Lujack Notre Dame Junior QB 379
4 Felix Blanchard Army Senior FB 267
5 Arnie Tucker Army Senior QB 257
6 Herman Wedermeyer St. Mary's Junior HB 101
7 Burr Baldwin UCLA Senior E 49
8 Bobby Layne Texas Junior QB 45

1945

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Felix "Doc" Blanchard Army Junior FB 860
2 Glenn Davis Army Junior HB 638
3 Bob Fenimore Oklahoma A&M Senior B 187
4 Herman Wedermeyer St. Mary's Sophomore HB 152
5 Harry Gilmer Alabama Sophomore HB 132
6 Frank Dancewicz Notre Dame Senior QB 56
7 Warren Amling Ohio State Senior G 42
8 Pete Pihos Indiana Junior FB 38
9 Clyde Scott Navy Sophomore    

1944

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Les Horvath Ohio State Senior QB 412
2 Glenn Davis Army Sophomore HB 287
3 Felix "Doc" Blanchard Army Sophomore FB 237
4 Don Whitmire Navy Junior T 115
5 Buddy Young Illinois Freshman HB 105
6 Bob Kelly Notre Dame Senior HB 76
7 Bob Jenkins Navy Junior HB 60
8 Doug Kenna Army Senior QB 56
9 Bob Fenimore Oklahoma A&M Junior B 54
10 Thomas (Shorty) McWilliams Mississippi State Freshman TB 37

1943

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Angelo Bertelli Notre Dame Senior QB 648
2 Bob Odell Pennsylvania Senior B 177
3 Otto Graham Northwestern Senior QB 140
4 Creighton Miller Notre Dame Senior HB 134
5 Eddie Prokop Georgia Tech Senior RB 85
6 Hal Hamburg Navy Junior HB 73
7 Bill Daley Michigan Senior FB 71
8 Tony Butkovich Purdue Sophomore FB 65
9 Jim White Notre Dame Senior T 52

1942

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Frank Sinkwich Georgia Senior HB 1,059
2 Paul Governali Columbia Senior QB 218
3 Clint Castleberry Georgia Tech Freshman RB 99
4 Mike Holovak Boston College Senior RB 90
5 Bill Hillenbrand Indiana Senior HB 86
6 Angelo Bertelli Notre Dame Junior QB 75
7 Dick Wildung Minnesota Senior T 71
8 Gene Fekete Ohio State Senior B 65
9 Glenn Dobbs Tulsa Senior RB 63
10 Dave Schreiner Wisconsin Senior E 60

1941

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Bruce Smith Minnesota Senior HB 554
2 Angelo Bertelli Notre Dame Sophomore QB 345
3 Frankie Albert Stanford Senior QB 336
4 Frank Sinkwich Georgia Junior HB 249
5 Bill Dudley Virginia Senior HB 237
6 Endicott Peabody Harvard Senior G 153
7 Edgar Jones Pittsburgh Senior RB 151
8 Bob Westfall Michigan Senior FB 147
9 Steve Lach Duke Senior HB 126
10 Jack Crain Texas Senior RB 102

1940

Place Name School Class Position Points
1 Tom Harmon Michigan Senior HB 1,303
2 John Kimbrough Texas A&M Senior RB 841
3 George Franck Minnesota Senior HB 102
4 Frankie Albert Stanford Junior QB 90
5 Paul Christman Missouri Senior QB 66
6 Bob Suffridge Tennessee Senior    
7 Charles O'Rouke Boston College      
8 Norman Standlee Stanford Senior RB  
9 Marshall Robnett Texas A&M Senior    
10 Walt Matusczak Cornell