Jay Berwanger

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Birthday
19, 1914
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jun 26, 2002 (88)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1914
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Jun 26, 2002 (88)

About

University of Chicago halfback, known as the one man football team. He won the first ever Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, renamed the Heisman the following year.

Before Fame

At the University of Chicago he did everything from calling plays, to punting, passing and blocking.

Trivia

In 1935 he received a telegram informing him that he won a trophy for the most valuable football player east of the Mississippi, which a year later would be called the Heisman.

Family Life

He grew up in Dubuque, Iowa.

Associated With

He played in a 1934 football game against the University of Michigan and their center Gerald R. Ford, leaving the future president with a distinctive scar under his left eye.