Jim Plunkett played at Stanford as quarterback during the 1968, 1969, and 1970 seasons. He completed 530 of 962 pass attempts in his collegiate
career for 7,554 yards and 52 touchdowns, setting then school records in every category. During his time at Stanford, Plunkett playe dwith other All-Americans such as
Don Parish, Jeff Siemon, Malcolm Snider, and Pete Lazetich.
Plunkett remains in Stanford's history books for throwing the 2nd longest touchdown pass at 96 yards in 1970, the same year Plunkett was named 1st-Team All-American.
The football great finished his career at Stanford with a school and NCAA record 7,887 yards in total offense. He went on to become the number-one draft pick in the NFL
in 1971. Besides being elected to the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame, Plunkett was elected to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1989 and the College Football Hall of Fame in
In 1991, Plunkett's jersey, number 16, became the 2nd to be retired in Stanford's history. The other, belonging to Ernie Nevers, is displayed in the Hall of Fame
Room next to Plunkett's.
The actual Heisman Trophy that was awarded to Plunkett during his senior season at Stanford is proudly on dispaly in the Hall of Fame room. Jim Plunkett was the first
and only Stanford player to win the Heisman Trophy Award. His first place title was unanimous across voting regions and his deservingness was confirmed less than a month
later, following his performance at the 1971 Rose Bowl. After completing 20-of-30 passes for 265 yards and scoring a touchdown, Plunkett earned MVP and led his team to
victory over Ohio State in Stanford's first Rose Bowl since 1941.
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