Heisman Trophy Cards, Programs, etc.

These Heisman cards of Johnny Rodgers and Mike Rozier were produced in 1992 and 1993, respectively.  They were commissioned by the Downtown Athletic Club to honor Heisman Trophy winners through the years.  The cards were #38 (Rodgers) and #49 (Rozier) of their particular sets.  Still waiting for Eric Crouch's.

[Johnny Rodgers]
Leading the nation's number one team, Rodgers proved himself one of he most versatile backs in Cornhusker history.  operating as a punt returner, pass receiver, blocker, and runner, he broke offensive records by the dozens.  In his three-year career he racked up 5,586 all-purpose yards for an NCAA record.  His 72-yard punt return for the first touchdown ignited the Huskers' thrilling 35-31 victory over Oklahoma in the Game of the Century in 1971.
[Mike Rozier]
     Mike owns both the Nebraska all-time rushing and scoring records, yet it is possible that he might never have gone west to Lincoln had not Nebraska assistant Frank Solich been such a keen observer of high school game films.  Solich was studying movies of another player in Rozier's home town of Camden, New Jersey.  "Mike kept sticking out on the film," Solich remembered.  Against Kansas late in the season Rozier rumbled for 285 yards and registered four touchdowns in another monster-score win for Nebraska.  All through the year, Rozier maintained an average of nearly eight yards every time he carried the ball.

     The 2001 Heisman Memorial Trophy Awards Program.  Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch was selected as the 67th winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy as the Outstanding College Football Player of the United States for 2001.  The 6'1", 200-pound Crouch became the third Cornhusker to win the Heisman Trophy with Johnny Rodgers, the 1972 Heisman winner, and Mike Rozier, the 1983 Heisman winner. He completed 105 of 189 passes for 1,510 yards and 7 touchdowns. Eric was 35-6 as a starter at Nebraska, just four wins behind NCAA record holder Peyton Manning (39). Crouch owns the NCAA Division I-A quarterback record with 59 career-rushing touchdowns, and for rushing touchdowns in a two-year period with 38. Eric averaged 92 yards per game, 5.5 yards per play and scored 18 touchdowns, which ranked fifth among all rushers that season. Eric led the Cornhuskers to a regular season record of 11-1. Eric Crouch was officially honored at the 67th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Award Dinner on Monday evening, December 10th at the New York Marriot Marquis.

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