HOF Artifact of the Week

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This jersey was worn by Archie Griffin of the Cincinnati Bengals in the late 1970s. The Bengals drafted the two-time Heisman Trophy winner in the first round of the 1976 NFL Draft. Over the next six seasons, the All-American from Ohio State was a solid member of the Bengals. His final NFL stats included 691 rushes for 2,808 yards and 192 receptions for 1,607 yards.   

Nine Heisman Trophy winners have been enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 

  • Doak Walker
  • Paul Hornung
  • Roger Staubach
  • O.J. Simpson
  • Tony Dorsett
  • Earl Campbell
  • Marcus Allen
  • Barry Sanders
  • Tim Brown

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has jerseys in its collection from these past Heisman Trophy winners as well:

  • John Huarte
  • George Rogers
  • Eddie George
  • Carson Palmer
  • Tim Tebow
  • Sam Bradford
  • Cam Newton
  • Robert Griffin III
  • Mark Ingram
  • Johnny Manziel
  • Jameis Winston
  • Derrick Henry


Our weekly artifacts and other unique items are featured daily in our docent presentations for visitors of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Plan your visit to the Hall to learn more about the collection in our archives.

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