Category: running back

Notre Dame quarterback, Terry Hanratty, and USC running back, O.J. Simpson, give President-elect Richard Nixon an autographed ball with other College Football All-American stars on December 2, 1968.

A few days later O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy. Leroy Keyes came in second voting and Terry Hanratty in third. Simpson also won the 1968 United Press International College Football Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.

Notre Dame quarterback, Terry Hanratty, and

USC running back, O.J. Simpson, give

President-elect Richard Nixon an autographed ball with other College Football All-American stars on December 2, 1968.

A few days later O.J. Simpson won the

Heisman Trophy. Leroy Keyes came in second voting and Terry Hanratty in third.

Simpson also won the 1968 United Press International College Football Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.

O.J. Simpson, running back for the Buffalo Bills, poses with his wife, Marguerite, daughter Arnella, 4, and son Jason, 2, in Buffalo, New York on October 10, 1973. 

In 1973, Simpson became the first player to break the highly coveted 2,000-yard rushing mark with 2,003 total rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. For his performance he won that year’s NFL MVP Award,

NFL player of the year and

The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award. While other players had broken the 2,000-yard mark since Simpson, his record happened when the NFL only had 14-game seasons; as opposed to the now 16-game seasons.