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first_img Reggie Bush, RB, and Matt Leinart, QB, USC – will become the first Heisman Trophy winners to play together in a college game when No. 1 Southern California takes on No. 2 Texas in the Rose Bowl. A look at how some past Heisman winners performed when playing for the national championship: 2004 2000 Chris Weinke, QB, Florida State – Was 25 of 51 for 274 yards and two interceptions and a fumble as the Seminoles lost 13-2 to Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. 1997 Charles Woodson, CB, Michigan – Intercepted a pass in the end zone and returned a punt 15 yards to set up a touchdown as the Wolverines defeated Washington State 21-16 in the Rose Bowl. 1996 Danny Wuerffel, QB, Florida – Threw for 306 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a TD as the Gators defeated Florida State 52-20 in the Sugar Bowl. 1993 Charlie Ward, QB, Florida State – Became first Heisman winner to play for a national champion since Tony Dorsett with Pittsburgh in 1976, throwing for 286 yards as the Seminoles beat Nebraska 18-16 in the Orange Bowl. 1992 Gino Torretta, QB, Miami – Passed for 278 yards but was intercepted three times, including one that was returned for a touchdown, as the Hurricanes were beaten 34-13 by Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. 1986 Vinny Testaverde, QB, Miami – Threw five interceptions as Miami lost to Penn State 14-10 in the Fiesta Bowl. 1983 Mike Rozier, RB, Nebraska – Ran 25 times for 147 yards, but sprained his ankle in the third quarter and was lost for the rest of the game as the Cornhuskers lost 31-30 to Miami in the Orange Bowl. – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! How Heisman winners have fared when playing for the national title: 2006 center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Matt Leinart, QB, USC – Passed for 352 yards and a record five touchdowns as the Trojans beat Oklahoma 55-19 in the Orange Bowl. 2003 Jason White, QB, Oklahoma – Was 13-for-37 for 102 yards with two interceptions as the Sooners lost to LSU 21-14 in the Sugar Bowl. 2001 Eric Crouch, QB, Nebraska – Ran for 114 yards, but was only 6-for-15 passing for 62 yards as the Cornhuskers lost to Miami 37-14 in the Rose Bowl. last_img read more