Pete Dawkins

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Birthday
8, 1938
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
8, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
Michigan

About

1958 Heisman Trophy winner who became a 1988 New Jersey candidate for the U.S. Senate.

Before Fame

He defeated polio at age 11.

Trivia

After being the nation's top football player, he became a U.S. Army Brigadier General, earning two Bronze Stars for Valor as a result of his Vietnam service.

Family Life

He fathered two sons with Judith Wright, whom he married in 1961.

Associated With

He beat out Billy Cannon in Heisman voting in 1958, the same year he also was given All-American honors and the Maxwell Award.