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Heisman House Berwanger
Published: 2015/09/01
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Why The First Ever Draft Pick Said No To The NFL  |  1st  |  Episode 1
Why The First Ever Draft Pick Said No To The NFL | 1st | Episode 1
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: SB Nation
Rites of Autumn: Jay Berwanger and Larry Kelly
Rites of Autumn: Jay Berwanger and Larry Kelly
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
1st Heisman winner in action
1st Heisman winner in action
Published: 2012/12/28
Channel: Brian Cooper
Chicago Football Now 2015 NFL Draft Special - Jay Berwanger and the 1st NFL Draft
Chicago Football Now 2015 NFL Draft Special - Jay Berwanger and the 1st NFL Draft
Published: 2015/05/05
Channel: Chas Alling
Vala Ola sculpting the Jay Berwanger Monument
Vala Ola sculpting the Jay Berwanger Monument
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: Vala Ola
What position did Jay Berwanger play?
What position did Jay Berwanger play?
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: Sports Trivia
Heisman Trophy Creator Fank Eliscue
Heisman Trophy Creator Fank Eliscue
Published: 2013/03/06
Channel: Jerry Johnson
Rites of Autumn: 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma Game
Rites of Autumn: 1971 Nebraska-Oklahoma Game
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
What school did Jay Berwanger play for?
What school did Jay Berwanger play for?
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: Sports Trivia
Rites of Autumn: Texas-Oklahoma Rivalry
Rites of Autumn: Texas-Oklahoma Rivalry
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
Rites of Autumn: 1965 Orange Bowl-Alabama v Texas
Rites of Autumn: 1965 Orange Bowl-Alabama v Texas
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Jud
Rites of Autumn: Mystique
Rites of Autumn: Mystique
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
Rites of Autumn: The Iron Bowl
Rites of Autumn: The Iron Bowl
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
What year did Jay Berwanger win the Heisman Trophy?
What year did Jay Berwanger win the Heisman Trophy?
Published: 2017/08/05
Channel: Sports Trivia
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jay berwanger inflatable insole system
Published: 2017/07/12
Channel: michael govan
Rites of Autumn: From Miles Around
Rites of Autumn: From Miles Around
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
How to pronounce Jay Berwanger (American English/US)  - PronounceNames.com
How to pronounce Jay Berwanger (American English/US) - PronounceNames.com
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: Pronounce Names
Rites of Autumn: 365 Days a Year
Rites of Autumn: 365 Days a Year
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
Backyard Football | Nissan Heisman House
Backyard Football | Nissan Heisman House
Published: 2015/09/02
Channel: Scott Cleveland
Jay BarringerHow many yards was that
Jay BarringerHow many yards was that
Published: 2011/10/29
Channel: Creeer2005
5320 Berwanger Drive- Sun Room
5320 Berwanger Drive- Sun Room
Published: 2013/07/17
Channel: DesignTheInnovations
Philadelphia Will Host 2017 NFL Draft
Philadelphia Will Host 2017 NFL Draft
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: AP Archive
Rites of Autumn: Get the Axe
Rites of Autumn: Get the Axe
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
100 Greatest College Football Players of All Time
100 Greatest College Football Players of All Time
Published: 2011/05/11
Channel: bornahorn
Rites of Autumn: The Band
Rites of Autumn: The Band
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
Nissan Heisman House: Tim Brown & Rudy
Nissan Heisman House: Tim Brown & Rudy
Published: 2012/09/16
Channel: IrishRoo12
Rites of Autumn: Centre-Harvard Game
Rites of Autumn: Centre-Harvard Game
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
Philadelphia Will Host 2017 NFL Draft
Philadelphia Will Host 2017 NFL Draft
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: AP Archive
Time Traveler
Time Traveler
Published: 2014/09/28
Channel: Various Artists - Topic
"Unfriended" Teaser #2
"Unfriended" Teaser #2
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: Tana Akers
Rites of Autumn: 1984 Orange Bowl-Nebraska v Miami
Rites of Autumn: 1984 Orange Bowl-Nebraska v Miami
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Jud
5320 Berwanger Drive- Exterior
5320 Berwanger Drive- Exterior
Published: 2013/07/17
Channel: DesignTheInnovations
Rites of Autumn: Cal-Stanford Rivalry
Rites of Autumn: Cal-Stanford Rivalry
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
Saluki Spotlight on Jennifer Berwanger
Saluki Spotlight on Jennifer Berwanger
Published: 2010/11/09
Channel: SIUSalukis
Rites of Autumn: Barry Krauss and the 1979 Sugar Bowl
Rites of Autumn: Barry Krauss and the 1979 Sugar Bowl
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
Andrew Berwanger - Tuthill
Andrew Berwanger - Tuthill's 30 Days of Thanks
Published: 2016/10/26
Channel: Tuthill Corporation
909 in Studio: Darden Smith & Jay Clementi -
909 in Studio: Darden Smith & Jay Clementi - 'Illustrated Man' | The Bridge
Published: 2014/06/11
Channel: 90.9 The Bridge
The Heat Is On
The Heat Is On
Published: 2014/11/08
Channel: La Bouche - Topic
Rites of Autumn: Red Grange
Rites of Autumn: Red Grange
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Jud
Rites of Autumn: Walter Camp and Yale
Rites of Autumn: Walter Camp and Yale
Published: 2016/06/22
Channel: Jud
Vala Ola, Break These Bonds  Sage Creek Gallery
Vala Ola, Break These Bonds Sage Creek Gallery
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: Sage Creek Gallery Santa Fe, NM
Markus Berwanger - Ein Résumé nach der ersten Woche Eistraining
Markus Berwanger - Ein Résumé nach der ersten Woche Eistraining
Published: 2012/08/23
Channel: ESC Moskitos Essen
Vala Ola - Master Sculptor
Vala Ola - Master Sculptor
Published: 2011/08/05
Channel: The DM Zone TV
Canton is ready for "The NFL Draft" (1936)
Canton is ready for "The NFL Draft" (1936)
Published: 2015/07/24
Channel: ArtsinStark
Tuthill CEO Tom Carmazzi — MAPI 2017
Tuthill CEO Tom Carmazzi — MAPI 2017
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: Tuthill Corporation
Hoagy Carmichael Time-Lapse Sculpture
Hoagy Carmichael Time-Lapse Sculpture
Published: 2007/12/17
Channel: mlivingstonmcauley
Jay Watts - Live Life [Live at Maggie Mae
Jay Watts - Live Life [Live at Maggie Mae's - SXSW 2016]
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Jay Watts
8th Annual IGOR Exhibtion - 2013 - Tempe, AZ. - 91 artists - 103 artworks
8th Annual IGOR Exhibtion - 2013 - Tempe, AZ. - 91 artists - 103 artworks
Published: 2013/10/11
Channel: International Guild of Realism
XXIII FESTIOESTE - Grupo Águas Nativas - América
XXIII FESTIOESTE - Grupo Águas Nativas - América
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Festioeste
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Jay Berwanger
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Berwanger at University of Chicago in early 1930s
Chicago Maroons
Position Halfback
Class Graduate
Career history
College
High school Dubuque (IA)
Personal information
Date of birth (1914-03-19)March 19, 1914
Place of birth Dubuque, Iowa
Date of death June 26, 2002(2002-06-26) (aged 88)
Place of death Oak Brook, Illinois
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career highlights and awards
College Football Hall of Fame (1954)

John Jacob "Jay" Berwanger (March 19, 1914 – June 26, 2002) was an American college football player and referee.[1] He was the first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy in 1935 (the following year the award was renamed the Heisman Trophy); the trophy is awarded annually to the nation's most outstanding college football player. Berwanger was a star halfback for the Chicago Maroons football team of the University of Chicago, where he was known as the "one man football team".[2] In 1936, Berwanger became the first player drafted into the National Football League (NFL) in its inaugural 1936 NFL Draft, though he did not play professionally.

College career[edit]

In a 1934 game against the Michigan Wolverines, Berwanger left his mark on Michigan center Gerald Ford in the form of a distinctive scar beneath the future U.S. President's left eye.[3] In 1935, Berwanger became the first recipient of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, renamed the Heisman Trophy the following year. He received 84 votes, finishing ahead of Army's Monk Meyer, Notre Dame's William Shakespeare, and Princeton's Pepper Constable.[4] He was also awarded the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the most valuable player in the Big Ten Conference and earned unanimous All-America honors. Berwanger also competed in track and field for Chicago, setting a school decathlon record in 1936 that stood until 2007.[5]

After college[edit]

In 1936, Berwanger was the first player drafted into the National Football League in its inaugural 1936 NFL draft. The Philadelphia Eagles selected him, but did not think they would be able to meet his reported salary demands of $1,000 per game.[6] They traded his negotiating rights to the Chicago Bears for tackle Art Buss.[7] Berwanger initially chose not to sign with the Bears in part to preserve his amateur status so that he could compete for a spot on the U.S. team for the 1936 Summer Olympics in the decathlon.[8]

After he missed the Olympics cut, Berwanger and Bears' owner George Halas were unable to reach an agreement on salary; Berwanger was requesting $15,000 and Halas' final offer was $13,500.[9] Instead, he took a job with a Chicago rubber company and also became a part-time coach at the University of Chicago.[10] Berwanger later expressed regret that he did not accept Halas' offer.[9]

Later life and honors[edit]

After graduating, Berwanger worked briefly as a sportswriter and later became a manufacturer of plastic car parts. He was very modest about the Heisman Trophy; unsure what to do with the trophy, he left it with his aunt Gussie, who used it as a doorstop.[3] The trophy was later bequeathed to the University of Chicago Athletic Hall of Fame, where it is on display. There is also a replica of the Heisman on display in the trophy case in the Nora Gymnasium at Dubuque Senior High School. He is a member of both the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame and Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Berwanger died after a lengthy battle with lung cancer at his home in Oak Brook, Illinois, on June 26, 2002, at the age of 88.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://archives.chicagotribune.com/1954/10/03/page/124/article/whats-that-referee-up-to
  2. ^ "Jay Berwanger, Chicago Halfback, Voted Outstanding Athlete in the Big Ten". The New London Day. December 6, 1935. p. 21. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Chicago legend passes on; Berwanger dies at age 88". University of Chicago Chronicle. July 11, 2002. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Heisman Trophy – Jay Berwanger – Heisman Winners". heismantrophy.com. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  5. ^ "University of Chicago Men's Track & Field Honor Rolls". Athletics.uchicago.edu. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-04-22. 
  6. ^ "Chicago Bears Granted Option on Jay Berwanger". Milwaukee Journal. February 10, 1936. p. D4. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Outstanding Pro Linemen Coming Here With Eagles". Reading Eagle. October 29, 1936. p. 24. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Berwanger is Seeking Berth on Olympic Track Team". The Youngstown Daily Vindicator. Associated Press. December 11, 1935. p. 12. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b Kirksey, George (December 11, 1940). "Halas Dominates Pro Football League". Berkeley Daily Gazette. United Press International. p. 23. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Jay Berwanger to Coach at Chicago". The Daily News. June 29, 1936. p. 6. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Berwanger, first winner of Heisman Trophy, dies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. June 28, 2002. p. 2B. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 

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