We are 12 Heisman Trophy winners hanging out between takes at a commercial shoot. Ask us anything!
Hi, Reddit! I’m Kellye from Nissan’s social media team, and I'll be hanging out on-set with 12 Heisman Trophy winners (see the full list below) today and tomorrow as they film Nissan’s Heisman House commercials for the 2013-14 college football season. During their down time in between takes, the Heismans will be dropping in to answer your questions. Some of the guys will be typing their answers themselves, others may choose to dictate them to me. Either way, we’ll sign each comment so you know who it’s from.
Who’s in the Heisman House this weekend?
- Sam Bradford – 2008 Winner
- Troy Smith – 2006
- Matt Leinart – 2004
- Carson Palmer – 2002
- Ron Dayne – 1999
- Desmond Howard – 1991
- Ty Detmer – 1990
- Barry Sanders – 1988
- Tim Brown – 1987
- Mike Rozier – 1983
- Earl Campbell – 1977
- Tony Dorsett – 1976
- Robert Griffin III – 2011 (Limited time on set, so he won’t be able to join the AMA, sorry guys!)
A little background: Nissan has been a sponsor of the Heisman Trophy since 2005 (they even give us one vote, which we let the fans decide), and this is the third year we’ve worked with ESPN to produce the Heisman House TV spots. Here are a few of our favorites from last season:
Ok, that’s enough about us.
Sam BradfordTy Detmer will be the first to join us in about 15 minutes. The schedule of today’s shoot is fluid, so I’ll be grabbing the Heismans whenever they’re free, until around 5PM PST. If your question is specifically for one of the guys, go ahead and mention that. If it’s a general question, we may have a few of them respond. Let’s get started!
Edit#1: Sorry guys! Sam Bradford got pulled into another scene! But we have Ty Detmer here now! PROOF: http://imgur.com/mQuNnxF
Edit #2: Tim Brown is now in the house! And he's back on to finish questions at 10:45am. PROOF: http://imgur.com/fQkHaGx
Edit #3 (10:30am PST): We're now chatting with Tony Dorsett! PROOF: http://imgur.com/0SdfNiO
Edit #4: Sam Bradford is finally here with us! PROOF: http://imgur.com/KqAbSSB
Edit #5 (1:15pm PST): Time for a lunch break on the set, everyone! We're going to give these hungry players a few minutes to eat but we'll be back in a few!
Edit #6 (2:00pm PST): And we're back with Ron Dayne! PROOF: http://imgur.com/nK2f6N9
Edit #7 (3:10pm PST): We're now here with Troy Smith! He'll be our last Heisman for the day, but don't fret - we'll be back tomorrow! PROOF: http://imgur.com/IUbsBF5
THANKS EVERYONE! Great questions today - Join us same time tomorrow and keep them coming! We'll try to snag some time with all of the Heisman winners we weren't able to get to today. See you tomorrow!
Edit #1 Day 2 (9:00am CST): There's so many great answers we're going to answer a few more on Day 2, kicking it off with Desmond Howard! Submit your questions now! PROOF: http://imgur.com/JCJ9hBI
Join us on our new thread for Day 2 at http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1e4q1h/we_are_12_heisman_trophy_winners_hanging_out/