The 5-foot 10-inch, 170-pound junior sensation was the first receiver in Big Ten conference history to lead the league in scoring with 138 points. Add the 12 touchdowns as a sophomore and two as a freshman, and Howard amassed an amazing 37 touchdowns in his UM career.
During his college career at the University of Michigan, Howard set or tied five NCAA and 12 Michigan records. He also led the Big Ten Conference in scoring with 138 points during the 1991 season on his way to winning the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and earning first-team All-American honors. Howard captured 85% of the first place votes in balloting for the Heisman, the largest margin in the history of the trophy at that time.
Michigan's Desmond Howard won all six sections in recording the third highest margin of victory in Heisman Trophy history. Howard became the fourth consecutive junior and the second Michigan player to win the Heisman, 51 years after Hall of Famer Tom Harmon won his.