Leon Hart

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Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 24, 2002 (73)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1928
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Sep 24, 2002 (73)

About

A legend of Notre Dame football, he was only the second lineman in school history to win the Heisman Trophy.

Before Fame

At 6'4" and 245 pounds, he was outstanding on the pass rush and blocking, helping the Irish to three consecutive perfect seasons. He finished his career at Notre Dame 36-0-2.

Trivia

After graduating from Notre Dame, he was the first pick in the NFL draft, selected by the Detroit Lions, who went on to win NFL Championships with him in 1952, 1953 and 1957.

Family Life

He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He was the first and only player to win the Heisman, the national championship, and be drafted first in the NFL draft, until Cam Newton repeated it in 2011.

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