Berwanger, John Jacob
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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