Q&A with Sam Bradford: St. Louis Rams rookie recalls memorable Heisman weekend

BY JENNI CARLSON Modified: December 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm •  Published: December 10, 2010
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Jenni Carlson: Mr. Bradford, how are you?

Sam Bradford: I'm good. How are you?

JC: Well, probably not as good as you. You're playing in the NFL, so it can't be too bad, right?

SB: Definitely not. It's awesome.

JC: Two years ago this weekend, you won the Heisman Trophy. When you think back about that, what memories stand out?

SB: That weekend was awesome. It's definitely a weekend I'll remember for the rest of my life. The whole experience was awesome, just going up there, getting to meet all the past winners, doing some of the things that we got to do together with me, Colt (McCoy) and Tim (Tebow). Then the night of the actual presentation when I heard my name called, it was just disbelief. Before they announced it, I think my heart was beating about a million miles an hour. When I heard my name, it was just nothing but excitement and happiness.

JC: I've always heard people say that once you're a Heisman winner, you'll always be recognized that way. What has it meant to you to have that on your resume?

SB: It's nice any time you're able to win an award such as the Heisman that is looked at with so much respect. I'm part of a fraternity now that not a lot of people are. The group of guys who are in that fraternity with me are a bunch of great guys and football players.

JC: So, where is your Heisman right now?

SB: Uh, it's back home. I don't know where it is to be honest with you. (Laughs.)



Rookie of the year QBs

Only six quarterbacks have been NFL or AFL rookie of the year. The six:

Quarterback

Team

Year

W-L

QB rat.

TD-Int.

Joe Namath

Jets

1965

3-5-1

68.7

18-15

Greg Cook

Bengals

1969

4-6-1

88.3

15-11

Dennis Shaw

Bills

1970

3-8-1

65.3

10-20

Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers

2004

13-0

98.1

17-11

Vince Young

Titans

2006

8-5

66.7

12-13

Matt Ryan

Falcons

2008

11-5

87.7

16-11

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