Today in sports history December 7th, 1985 Auburn’s Bo Jackson won the Heisman trophy by a total of 45 points which at the time was the closest Heisman Trophy voting of all time. Bo Jackson narrowly beat out Iowa Quarterback Chuck Long to win the Heisman trophy.
Today in sports history December 7th, 1985. Auburn’s Bo Jackson wins the Heisman trophy ?
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At the time it was Bo Jackson’s senior year at Auburn. He ran for what was at the time was an SEC record 1786 yards on 6.4 yards a carry and 17 TDs.
This remained the closest Heisman trophy race until 2009 where Mark Ingram of Alabama beat out Toby Gerhart of Stanford by 30 votes.