2. Charley Trippi
You have to be special to top a Heisman winner and Trippi was special. Just like with Sinkwich , you can’t really bring stats into the argument because the sport was so different. There were less total games and plays, a totally different style of play and numerous rule changes that help the offense.
But two stats that still holds up is 3,903 yards of total offense and 42 touchdowns in two and a half years.
In 1942, he helped lead Georgia to a National title with 787 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns, 602 passing yards and five passing touchdowns.
Trippi then left Georgia to join the military in World War II. He returned for the last half of the 1945 season and in six games had 321 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns, 576 passing yards and three passing touchdowns.
During his stint in the Air Force, Georgia football coach Wally Butts switched the offense from a single-wing to a T-formation so when Trippi returned, Georgia was running a very different offense than what he was used to.
He finished his career at Georgia, leading the Bulldogs to an 11-0 season and a win in the Sugar Bowl. Trippi rushed for 800 yards that year with nine touchdowns. He added 692 passing yards with six more touchdowns. He even had 120 receiving yards with another four touchdowns.
Trippi was that years runner-up to the Heisman trophy, but he did win the Maxwell Award which is awarded to the MVP of the college football season.