Friday, December 10, 2010

It was 75 years ago today

Seventy-five years ago today -- Dec. 10, 1935 -- Jay Berwanger, son of a Dubuque blacksmith, received the first Downtown Athletic Club Trophy. By the next year, it was renamed the Heisman Trophy. Berwanger was flown to New York to receive the trophy.

The photo caption noted that Berwanger, of the University of Chicago, was the only player to be named to all of the various All-America teams in 1935.

Image © Bettmann/CORBIS

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