1955 Heisman Trophy Winner: Howard Cassady

Howard "Hopalong" Cassady was one of Ohio State's best ever, scoring 37 touchdowns in 36 games for 222 points.  He gained 2,466 yards rushing for an average of 5.6 per try.  A player's player, his 964 yards with a total of 15 touchdowns was his greatest ever.  Overlooked was his sparkling defensive play, he never had a pass completed over him in four years of Big Ten competition.  He held the Buckeye's yardage gained record for many years.  In 1955, Cassady was also named "Athlete of the Year" by the Associated Press.


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