Herschel Walker possessed a unique blend of size and speed as a freshman at Georgia in 1980, and rushed for more than 1,600 yards. He was the key cog as the Bulldogs improved from 6-5 to an undefeated season and a national championship.
But he had to wait his turn for the Heisman Trophy. Walker finished third in the voting, behind South Carolina running back George Rogers and Pittsburgh defensive end Hugh Green. He finished second the following year, and finally won the award following his junior season in 1982.
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