3. Frank Sinkwich
Of course a Heisman winner is going to be high on this list. Looking at his rushing yardage today, they don’t look that impressive for Heisman winner, but it was a different era. In his Heisman season he had 795 yards with 17 touchdowns. The 17 rushing touchdowns actually stood as the school record for almost 40 years.
But more importantly than the stats or the Heisman, Sinkwich led Georgia to an SEC Championship, Rose Bowl appearance and Georgia’s first consensus national title.
To really show the different era of football however, Sinkwich in 1942 passed for 1,456 yards with 10 touchdowns. Georgia, like most teams of that era, ran the single-wing, a formation in which either the fullback or halfback took the snap and the quarterback was a blocking back.
So both running backs could be the primary rushers and passers. Sinkwich actually played mainly fullback in 1942 making him the only non halfback on this list.