Dayne Wins Heisman Trophy
by CFP Staff
He isn't built like a marathon runner, but Ron Dayne has run all the way from Madison, Wisconsin to New York where he garnered college football's top individual prize, the Heisman Trophy. It was a landslide victory, too.
Dayne surpassed Ricky Williams as the NCAA all-time career rushing yardage leader with 6,397 yards. Williams had just broken Tony Dorsett's 22-year-old mark last year.
Dayne received 586 first-place votes in the Heisman balloting to easily outdistance a field of worthy contenders.
1999 TOP 5 HEISMAN VOTE-GETTERS
Also See: All-Time Heisman List
OTHER 1999 AWARD WINNERS
Fred Biletnikoff Award (wide receiver): Troy Walters, Stanford
Dick Butkus Award (linebacker): LaVar Arrington, Penn State
Walter Camp Award (top player): Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, RB
Lou Groza Award (kicker): Sebastian Janikowski, Florida State
Vince Lombardi Award (lineman or linebacker): Corey Moore, Virginia Tech
Robert W. (Tiny) Maxwell Award (top player): Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
Bronko Nagurski Trophy (defensive player): Corey Moore, Virginia Tech
Davey O'Brien Award (quarterback): Joe Hamilton, Georgia Tech
Outland Trophy (interior lineman): Chris Samuels, Alabama
Jim Thorpe Award (defensive back): Tyrone Carter, Minnesota
Johnny Unitas Award (senior quarterback): Chris Redman, Louisville
Doak Walker Award (running back): Ron Dayne, Wisconsin
Walter Camp Coach of the Year: Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech