Definition of Heisman Trophy in English:

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Heisman Trophy

Pronunciation: /ˈhīsmən ˌtrōfē/


An annual award given to the outstanding college football player in the US by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York City.
Example sentences
  • He had something happen this year to his star receiver, who was a Heisman Trophy candidate, who I think would have probably won, and the young man came in and said, Coach Bowden, will they ever, ever forget this?
  • As much as Texas coach Mack Brown says a Heisman Trophy can be won without 100-yard efforts every weekend - he points to Williams' 43 yards against Kansas State in 1998 as an example - he knows better.
  • He wasn't a Heisman Trophy finalist for nothing - that field general they have is awesome.


Named in honor of football pioneer John W. Heisman (1869–1936).

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Syllabification: Heis·man Tro·phy

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