Heisman for Humanity


The destruction of Katrina still scars New Orleans neighborhoods and as part of Nissan’s ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity they have rallied Heisman Trophy winners (sorry, no Reggie Bush) to aid in rebuilding the Gulf Coast city.

The Heisman winners span several generations of college athletics, and we hope you’ll recognize at least a few of the more recent names :

  • John Lattner (HB, Notre Dame, 1953)
  • Johnny Rodgers (RB Nebraska, 1972)
  • George Roger (RB, South Carolina, 1980)
  • Mike Rozier (RB Nebraska, 1983)
  • Danny Wuerffel (QB Florida, 1996)
  • Eric Crouch (QB, Nebraska, 2001)


It wasn’t just their brawn and brains going into each new home, these Heisman Trophy winners also added personal touches to the construction: their autographs, self-portraits, and even the Heisman trophy:

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.

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