First Heisman winner in the pro HoF

On January 23, 1985, O.J. Simpson was inducted into the football Hall of Fame as he became the first Heisman Trophy recipient to have his name eternalised in Canton, Ohio.

Simpson played two seasons for Southern California. Following his freshman season in 1967 he was named Consensus All-AmericaWalter Camp Player of the Year and was second in Heisman voting. His sophomore year was followed by both of the previously noted awards alongside the Maxwell Award and was first in Heisman voting.

Simpson’s NFL career started when he was chosen by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1969 draft. He stayed with the Bills until the end of the 1977 season and played his last two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. He was chosen to participate in six Pro Bowls.

After leaving football Simpson pursued an acting career. He played a man framed for the murder of his wife in  The Klansman. He was also a commentator on Monday Night Football. 

After suffering a dramatic personal life, his soon to be second ex-wife was found stabbed and he was accused of her death. As more evidence pointed to him, more media publicized his case making it impossible for the man with celebrity status to have a fair trial.

Related links: http://www.biography.com/people/oj-simpson-9484729?page=1 (biography.com article)

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