The latest winner of college football’s top individual award, Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray won’t be able to sell his Heisman Trophy should the quarterback find himself cash strapped decades down the road.
That’s not an issue for former Notre Dame wide receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tim Brown. Having earned the Heisman with the Golden Domers back in 1987, Brown sold the trophy to a private buyer back in 2017.
The trophy itself has now been auctioned off for a cool $435,000 from Goldin Auctions in New Jersey, via TMZ Sports. It’s widely believed to be the most-expensive Heisman ever sold, beating out the $399,000 Rashaan Salaam‘s sold for back in 2017.
The Heisman trust started making winners sign a no-sell contract back in 1999. Anyone who won the award prior to that can feel free to get some cold-hard cash for a trophy that’s now likely just collecting dust.
Brown, 52, starred in South Bend from 1984-87. He recorded a total of 137 receptions for 2,493 yards and 12 touchdowns. Brown added over 2,000 kick return yards and six touchdowns before being selected No. 6 overall for the then-Oakland Raiders in the 1988 NFL Draft.