In his junior season Billy Sims cut loose, picking up 1,762 yards on 231 carries for an amazing average of 7.6 yards per carry for the regular season. Including the post-season Sims had 1,896 yards, a total yardage school record that stood until 2004 when freshman Adrian Peterson tallied up 1,925. In 1978 Sims was awarded the Heisman Trophy, becoming only the sixth junior to do so. He led the nation in rushing with 1,896 yards and had 22 touchdowns. He also became the first running back in Big 8 Conference history to rush for 200-yards in three consecutive games, and had four 200-yard games in a single season. Billy Sims has hand autographed this Heisman Riddell mini helmet with '78 inscription. Tri-Star Hologram and Certificate of Authenticity.