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Berwanger, John Jacob (Jay; the Flying Dutchman)

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Born: 1915 AD
Died: 2002 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Football Player

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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.


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