The Michigan Daily
Sunday, December 6, 1981
USC's Allen captures Heisman;
Marcus Allen, the Southern Califor-
nia tailback who virtually rewrote the
NCAA record book with eight 200-yard
games and more than 2,000 yards on the
season, easily captured the 1981
Heisman Trophy last night.
Michigan's all-purpose receiver An-
thony Carter, who finished 10th in the
balloting last season, wound up seventh
in. this season's selection process.
ALLEN BECAME the fourth USC
tailback to claim the prestigious
trophy, which is presented annually by
polls second, A.C. seventh
the Downtown Athletic Club to the out-
standing college football player in
America. The other USC winners were
Mike Garrett in 1965, O.J. Simpson in
1968 and Charles White in 1979.
"I guess I've found my place in
history," Allen said. "In acting, it's the
Oscar, In football, it's the Heisman."
The USC star said the Heisman was
"an award you can't win by yourself.
I'd like to thank the team, my parents
and, most of all, God, for allowing this
to happen.. . This is a very humbling
ALLEN TOTALED 1,797 points in the
balloting to capture the award. He had
to withstand strong challenges from
Georgia running back Herschel
Walker, quarterbacks Jim McMahon of
Brigham Young, Art Schlichter of
Ohio State and Dan Marino of Pit-
Walker, Georgia's brilliant
sophomore who finished third in the
Heisman voting last year, was second
behind Allen, receiving 1,199 points.
McMahon was third with 706 points,
followed by Marino with 256 and
Schlichter with 149 in the voting by a
nationwide panel of sports writers and
THE ANNOUNCEMENT of Allen's
selection climaxed an hour-long
television special broadcast from the
Downtown AC, which was awarding the
Heisman for the 46th time since
inaugurating the award in 1935 when
Jay Berwanger of the University of
Chicago won it.
Allen's Heisman credentials were
awesome. He set 10 NCAA records and
tied another during the 1981 season for
the 9-2 Trojans. There were five con-
secutive 200-yard games and a career-
high 289-yard performance against
He finished the regular season with
2,342 yards, averaging 213 per game.
Heisman top seven
1. Marcus Allen, USC...........1797
2. Herschel Walker, Georgia ......1199
3. Jim McMahon, Brigham Young.. 706
4. Dan Marino, Pitt ................256
5. Art Schlichter, Ohio State ........149
6. Darrin Nelson, Stanford ..........48
7. ANTHONY CARTER,
That pushed his career total to 4,682
yards, sixth on the all-time list. He also
caught 29 passes to bring his four-year
total at USC to 82.
HE WILL complete his college
playing career in the Fiesta Bowl
against Penn State on New Year's Day.
Allen, who is 6-foot-2 and 202 pounds,
came to USC as a defensive back and
was a backup tailback as a freshman
when he gained 171 yards. Playing
fullback as a sophomore, he rushed for
649 yards and eight TDs and led the
blocking for White, who won the
Heisman that season.
He blossomed as a junior and attrac-
ted national attention by rushing for
1,563 yards and scoring 14 Tds in 10
games, finishing second to South
Carolina's Rogers, last year's Heisman
winner. He had three 200-yard games
last season and was the nation's No. 1
all-purpose back, averaging 179.4 yards
BEHIND THE top five were Darrin
Nelson of Stanford, who had 48 points,
then Michigan's Carter with 42, Ken-
neth Sims of Texas with 34, Reggie
Collier of Southern Mississippi with 30,
and Rich Diana of Yale with 23.
Allen received 441 first-place votes,
204 second and 66 third. Walker was
named on 152 first-place ballots, 278
second and 187 third. McMahon
received 91 first-place votes, 131 second
and 171 third.
Allen led in every region of the coun-
try except the South, where Georgia's
Walker finished first and the USC
tailback was second.
THE HEISMAN panel is composed of
1,050 voters from across the country
broken into six regional sections-Nor-
theast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South,
Southwest and Far West. Each section
is supervised by a media represen-
tative and one, the West, has as its
overseer 1940 Heisman winner Tom
Harmon, representing Sports Produc-
tions of Los Angeles.
Each elector votes for three players,
with a first-place vote worth three poin-
ts, a second-place vote worth two points
and a third place worth one point.
The award is named after John W.
Heisman, who played football at Brown
and Penn andwas one of the most suc-
cessful coaches in the history of the
game. He is credited with instituting
the center snap and helping to legalize
the forward pass as one of football's
AP rPoto -
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S Marcus Allen smiles broadly as he holds the
Heisman Memorial Trophy. The senior tailback was honored as the most
outstanding football player in the United States after rushing for an NCAA
record 2,342 yards this season. Michigan's Anthony Carter finished seventh
in the balloting.
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By JOHN KERR
Michigan sophomore M.C. Burton
has officially quit the Wolverine
basketball team. Burton made his
decision yesterday after meeting with
Michigan coach Bill Frieder.
The forward from Grand Rapids
originally left the team on November 23
following Michigan's exhibition game
against Windsor, saying later that his
school work was suffering because he
was "upset with the way (he) was
FOLLOWING THE Windsor contest,
Burton, without telling anybody, drove
his corvette all the way to Los Angeles
in an effort to escape the pressures in
what he later termed a "hasty
decision.".After staying with relatives
for 10 days, Burton flew back to Grand
Rapids last Wednesday and returned to
Ann Arbor on Thursday.
Upon returning, Burton said that he
was "definitely coming back to
school," but was unsure of his status on
the basketball team. But, following
yesterday's meeting with Frieder, he
decided to give up basketball.
Burton came to Michigan from
Catholic Central High School in Grand
Rapids. As a high school senior, he
averaged 17 points and 14 rebounds a
game and was named to the Detroit
News Dream Team. Last season, as a
freshman, Burton saw action in 18
.. officially quits
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Burton's departure leaves tlw
Michigan basketball team with only 11
names on its roster, two of which belong
to football players who will leave the
squad around Christmas when the
Wolverines play in the Bluebonnet
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