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Leon Hart wins Heisman Trophy...

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December 08, 1949

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, December 8, 1949

* Leon Hart wins Heisman Trophy
* Notre Dame Fighting Irish
* NCAA college football

This 40 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 32 that include: "Hart May Command Top Price For Turning Pro" and more (see images).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, otherwise nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928 – September 24, 2002) was an American football tight end and defensive end. He was raised in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh.

He won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award whilst at the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and played in the National Football League for eight seasons, all with the Detroit Lions.

He holds the distinction of being the only lineman to win three National Titles in both college and the pros. He was the last and one of only two lineman ever to win the Heisman Trophy. Also, he is the last player to win the Heisman Trophy, a consensus national championship, and become the number 1 pick in the NFL draft all in the same one-year span.

Category: The 20th Century