Les Horvath

Football Player

Birthday October 12, 1921

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Indiana

DEATH DATE Nov 14, 1995 (74)

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Versatile football star for Ohio State, who won the 1944 Heisman Trophy, the first Buckeye to earn the award.

Before Fame

He played halfback, quarterback and defensive back for the Buckeyes, who went 9-0 in his Heisman-winning year.


He spent several years playing pro football in Los Angeles and Cleveland before retiring to open his own dentistry practice.

Family Life

His son Phil Horvath played football for Northern Illinois University.

Associated With

Eddie George was another Ohio State player to win the Heisman trophy as college football's best player.