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Author Cooper, Brian E., 1954- author.

Title First Heisman : the life of Jay Berwanger / Brian E. Cooper.

Publication Info. Dubuque, Iowa : Crestwood Publishing, [2014]

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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A biography of Jay Berwanger (1914 - 2002), heralded as one the greatest football players of the first half of the 20th century. The modest son of an Iowa blacksmith, Berwanger starred at the University of Chicago (1933 - 35), then a member of the Big Ten Conference. He earned All-America honors in 1934 and 1935, including the captaincy of a 1934 All-America Team. In 1935, he received the first Heisman Trophy. Berwanger was the first player selected in the first-ever draft of the National Football League. However, he passed up the NFL and took a job in Chicago, where he eventually became a business owner and millionaire. His post-athletic years included stints as a sportswriter, coach, referee and military pilot trainer. As the significance of the Heisman Trophy increased over time, so did Berwanger's standing as the first Heisman recipient.
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Subject Berwanger, Jay.
Football players -- United States -- Biography.
College football players.
Football -- History.
Heisman Trophy.
Football players -- Iowa -- Dubuque -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Sports.
GAMES -- Gambling -- Sports.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Business Aspects.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Essays.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- History.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Reference.
TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Sports.
Football.
Football players.
Heisman Trophy.
Iowa -- Dubuque.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies.
History.
Added Title Life of Jay Berwanger
Other Form: Print version: Cooper, Brian E., 1954- First Heisman 9780988571600 (OCoLC)862974678
ISBN 9780988571617 (electronic bk.)
0988571617 (electronic bk.)
9780988571600
0988571609