Today Is The 50 Year Anniversary Of O.J. Simpson Winning The Heisman Trophy

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O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy on this day in 1968.

It’s almost hard to believe Simpson’s Heisman year for the USC Trojans was half of a century ago. Think about all the things that have happened since then. There was the end of the Vietnam War, Reagan becoming president, 9/11, America fighting multiple wars with Iraq, and Donald Trump becoming president.

Oh, I also guess O.J. successfully beat a double-murder charge in the past century only to find himself in prison on robbery and kidnapping charges years later. What a wild series of events!


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Despite the fact Simpson is now widely regarded as a scumbag that might have murdered two people, his Heisman season at USC was incredible. He rushed for 23 touchdowns and nearly 2,000 yards. The man was unstoppable.

He only went on to have an equally as impressive pro career. He was arguably the most recognizable athlete on the planet, and then all hell broke loose after somebody brutally murdered his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. (RELATED: Comedian Trolls O.J. Simpson To His Face About Murder Allegations [VIDEO])

The good news now, since O.J. is out of prison, is that he can get back to searching for the real killers who have been out on the loose ever since the 1990s. Hopefully, he’s able to find them real soon. I’m sure they’re lurking in the shadows on all those golf courses Simpson is spending his time on.

Finally, you have to see ESPN’s “O.J.: Made in America” if you haven’t already. It’s absolutely phenomenal. Without a doubt one of the best documentaries the network has ever made.