The Heisman Trophy Presentation is an annual event that awards the greatest trophy in NCAA College Football history to the athlete designated as the most outstanding college football player in all of North America for the current season. Known initially as the DAC Trophy, it was first presented on 9 December 1935. Following the death of John Heisman in 1936, the DAC Trophy was renamed the Heisman Memorial Trophy as a fitting tribute to the memory of one of the greatest distinguished American athletes and coach ever associated with College Football. Since 1993, ESPN has aired the Heisman Trophy live from the Downtown Club, formerly known as the Downtown Athletic Club in New York City. It is typically an 90 minute-long program featuring interviews with past winners and nominees (with their families and/or coaches).
Runtime: 60 minutes
Heisman Trophy Presentation - The U (film) - Netflix
The U is a 2009 documentary film about the University of Miami football program. It was produced by Miami-based media studio Rakontur and directed by Billy Corben. The film premiered December 12, 2009 after the Heisman Trophy presentation on ESPN as a part of their 30 for 30 documentary series. The U's premiere drew 2.3 million viewers, the most ever for a documentary on the sports cable network until the debut of Pony Excess, another college football documentary about the Southern Methodist University football scandal in the 1980s.
Heisman Trophy Presentation - DVD release - Netflix
This film was released on DVD in 2010, both separately and as part of the 30 for 30 box set. The DVD cover, depicting Michael Irvin, originally had the “U” logo on his helmet, but it was airbrushed from the cover after the University of Miami objected to the logo's appearance. Excerpts from Florida State University's “Seminole Rap” video that initially appeared in the documentary were also cut from the DVD release.