12. Desmond Howard
Howard set all kinds of records on the way to claiming the Heisman Trophy. A great wide receiver and kicker, he starred for Michigan in 1991. Furthermore, he broke the voting points record as he obtained almost 88% of the first-place votes. That’s domination.
He scored 23 touchdowns in a brilliant year but the incredible fact is that he was a late bloomer. Howard originally found it very difficult to find minutes on the playing field and credits school counselor Greg Harden with changing his life. It’s a very inspirational story.