Heisman Trophy Special Featuring Six Award Winners airs on SiriusXM Dec. 11

Tim Brown, Eddie George, Archie Griffin, Matt Leinart, George Rogers and Gino Torretta will discuss college football's most prestigious individual award

Dec 09, 2015, 12:01 ET from Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Heisman Trophy winners Tim Brown, Eddie George, Archie Griffin, George Rogers and Gino Torretta will sit down for a special live broadcast at the SiriusXM Studios in New York City on Friday, December 11, the day before the 2015 Heisman Trophy is presented to the nation's top collegiate football player. 

The three-hour special will air nationwide starting at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 84 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app. 

Brown, George and Torretta, all SiriusXM analysts, will discuss this year's Heisman finalists and the year that was in college football.  This year marks the 40th anniversary of Archie Griffin being awarded a historic second Heisman Trophy.  Griffin will join Brown, George and Torretta – as well as 1980 Heisman winner Rogers – in studio for a long-form discussion that will feature the players discussing their experiences, emotions and memories of winning college football's most prestigious individual award.  Matt Leinart, the 2004 Heisman winner and a SiriusXM host, will also be a part of the program, offering his commentary and recollections.

For more info on the special and this year's Heisman finalists go to www.siriusxm.com/heisman.

"This is an extraordinary panel, featuring several of the greatest college football players ever," said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM's SVP of Sports Programming.  "On the eve of this year's Heisman presentation, SiriusXM College Sports Nation listeners will get a singular level of insight into the college game and the Heisman's rich history."

  • Tim Brown became the first wide receiver to be awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1987. He set 19 school records during his career at Notre Dame and was a two-time All-American. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Eddie George became Ohio State University's sixth Heisman Trophy winner in 1995 after an All-American senior season in which he averaged an extraordinary 152.2 rushing yards per game, ran for 1,927 yards total and scored 24 touchdowns. He was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy (1974 and 1975), was Ohio State's starting tailback for four years, led the Buckeyes to four Big Ten Conference titles, and was a three-time first-team All-American. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Griffin will be in New York on behalf of the Wendy's High School Heisman program.
  • Matt Leinart won the 2004 Heisman after passing for 2,990 yards and 28 TDs and leading the Trojans to an undefeated regular season. USC became only the second team to go wire to wire as No. 1 in the polls that year and went on to win its second consecutive national championship, with Leinart passing for 332 yards and five TDs.
  • George Rogers won South Carolina's first Heisman after leading the nation in rushing with 1,781 yards while scoring 14 touchdowns. He finished his college career with a remarkable streak of 21 100-yard rushing games and was a unanimous All-America selection. Rogers was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997.
  • Gino Torretta was awarded the 1992 Heisman Trophy after leading the Miami Hurricanes to an undefeated regular season. He threw for 3,070 yards and 19 touchdowns his senior season and finished his Miami career with 11 school passing records. Torretta was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

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