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Doak Walker wins Heisman Trophy...



Item # 564267

December 8, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, December 8, 1948

* Doak Walker wins Heisman Trophy (1st report)
* SMU College football
* Southern Methodist University


This 64 page newspaper has one column headlines on "page 47:WALKER OF S.M.U. RECEIVES TROPHY", "'Outstanding College Football Player' Gets Heisman Prize at Downtown A.C. Dinner" with photo of the trophy presentation. Nice to have in the famous newspaper title.

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning with little creasing, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Ewell Doak Walker, Jr. (January 1, 1927 – September 27, 1998) was an American football player who is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Walker attended Southern Methodist University (SMU), where he played running back, defensive back, and place kicker. He also threw and caught passes, punted, and returned kicks. He was an All-American and in 1948 won the Heisman Trophy as the best college football player in the nation, as a junior. Walker's impact on SMU and football in the Dallas area led to the Cotton Bowl being referred to as "The House That Doak Built." Walker was also a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and lettered on the SMU basketball and baseball teams. In 2007, he was ranked #4 on ESPN's list of the top 25 players In college football history.

Category: The 20th Century

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