Jim Plunkett, Stanford University quarterback, looks at the Heisman Trophy he won  Nov. 24, 1970 in New York. Plunkett won the trophy as college football’s outstanding player of 1970.
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California: Heisman

California leads the way with six Heisman-winning quarterbacks, including Jim Plunkett with Stanford in 1970.

Heisman Trophy Winners: Gary Beban (Sequoia); John Huarte (Mater Dei); Matt Leinart (Mater Dei); Carson Palmer (Santa Margarita); Jim Plunkett (James Lick); Gino Torretta (Pinole Valley)

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