1944 Heisman Trophy Winner: Leslie Horvath

Les Horvath hit his peak in his senior year, gaining 924 yards on 163 carries for 5.7 yards per carry.  He scored 12 touchdowns in 1944, and completed 14 of 32 passes for 344 yards.  Six of the 14 pass completions went for touchdowns.  He set a new Big Ten rushing record and played in all of his team's nine games.  One of the more versatile backs seen on any football team, he kicked, passed, blocked, tackled, and carried OSU through a perfect season, all of which won him title of the "Playing Coach."


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