Six Former Heisman Trophy Winners Who Flopped in the NFL

2. Charlie Ward, Florida State


Ward may not have been a bust in the pro career that he chose—as he did play 12 seasons in the NBA—but it’s that he opted for the hardwood rather than the chinstrap that he ends up on this list. The dude was one of the most dynamic quarterbacks of the past 25 years, so seeing him trade in the football for a basketball after winning the Heisman was rough to see.

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