O. J. Simpson--1968
O. J. Simpson became USCís second Heisman Trophy winner in 1968 when he captured the award by the most one-sided margin in history.
During the regular 1968 season, O.J. established an NCAA record for yards rushing --1,709--in a single season (since bettered). A two-time unanimous All- American, he equaled or bettered 19 NCAA, conference and USC records.
Simpson also held the NFL single season rushing record of 2,003 yards set in 1973 and finished his 11- year pro career as the second leading NFL career rusher behind Jim Brown.