15 Heisman Trophy Winners Who Were Terrible in the NFL

9. Andre Ware (1988)

Andre Ware Heisman Trophy

In the run-and-shoot system employed by the University of Houston Cougars in the early 1990’s, Andre Ware threw for 4,699 yards and 44 touchdowns as a junior, setting 26 NCAA records en route to winning the Heisman Trophy. But Ware quickly became of one of the “poster children” for NFL teams becoming wary of college quarterbacks playing in this style of offense. Between 1990 and 1999, Ware played for seven different football clubs in the NFL, CFL, and even NFL Europe. He actually won the Grey Cup in 1997 — the Lombardi Trophy of the Canadian Football League — as the quarterback of the Toronto Argonauts.

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