The list of team’s will be ordered by those
with the most wins in college football history.
Michigan: Charles Woodson
Charles Woodson remains the last defensive player to win the Heisman trophy, remarkably beating out Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning in 1997 in a truly epic season. Of course, Woodson didn’t win the Heisman on his cover skills alone. He won the award thanks to a punt return for a touchdown and an interception against Ohio State in the final game of the regular season. In his Heisman-winning year, Woodson accounted for four touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing, one on a punt return) for Michigan’s only undefeated team since 1973 and only national title since 1948. The Wolverines won the Associated Press national title that season after defeating Washington State 21-16. Woodson intercepted eight passes in 1997 and 18 in his three seasons at Michigan. In addition to the Heisman, Woodson won the Walter Camp, Nagurski, Bednarik and Thorpe awards.
Notre Dame: Joe Montana
Joe Montana was not allowed to play as a freshman in 1974, but flashed his late-game heroics early on in his sophomore season when he rallied the Irish against North Carolina in Chapel Hill – tossing for 129 yards and scoring 14 points in 1:02 of game time. He led a 20-point comeback the next week against Air Force, and the career of arguably the greatest fourth-quarter QB ever to play was in full force. After sitting out a year due to a seperated shoulder, Montana once again led a historic comeback in game three of the 1977 season. He started the next nine games (and won all of them) and led the Irish to the 1977 National Championship with a win over No. 1 Texas. In 1978, Montana pushed the Irish to a second straight Cotton Bowl win and a 9-3 overall record his final season. The “Chicken Soup Game” win over Houston in his final college game has become a legendary tale that was only a precursor of things to come for the great Joe Montana. Later on in his NFL career, he somehow made his college days look pedestrian.