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Berwanger, John Jacob

Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2002 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Football Player

1914 – John Jay Berwanger was born on the 19th of March in Dubuque, Iowa. Former University of Chicago football player.

         – Berwanger was a sportswriter and later became a manufacturer of plastic car parts.

1935 – Against Ohio State he made an 85-yard run in which, as recorded in the NCAA guide, "Berwanger bowled over four tacklers, outwitted two others, and outran the last.

         – Won the first Heisman Trophy as halfback for University of Chicago.

         – Awarded to the best player east of the Mississippi River.

1936 – He was the first player chosen in the first National Football League player draft.

1975 – Married to his second wife Jane Temple.

2002 – John Jay Berwanger died of lung cancer on 26th of June in Oak Brook, Illinois.