Berwanger, Jay

(1914-2002) first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy in 1935 (later renamed the Heisman Trophy). Halfback for the Univ. of Chicago Maroons, then a member of the Big Ten. In a 1934 game against Michigan, he played against future President Gerald Ford. In 1936, he was the first player to be selected by the NFL’s initial college draft by the Phila. Eagles who traded his rights to the Chicago Bears. However, he chose not to turn professional & never played in the NFL.

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