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Johnny Lujack wins 1947 Heisman Trophy...

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December 02, 1947

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, December 2, 1947

* Johnny Lujack wins Heisman Trophy
* Notre Dame Fighting Irish - NCAA college football

This 30 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 23: "Lujack Is Top College Grid Player in Nation", "Notre Dame Quarterback Voted Winner of Annual Heisman Trophy; Chappius of Michigan Is Second" with photo of Lujack striking the famous Heisman pose.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Nice condition.

wikipedia notes: John Christopher Lujack Jr. (pronounced Lu' jack) is a former American football quarterback and 1947 Heisman Trophy winner.

Lujack was born on January 4, 1925, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and professionally for the Chicago Bears. Lujack was the first of several successful quarterbacks who hailed from Western Pennsylvania. Others include Pro Football Hall of Fame members Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Joe Montana and George Blanda. He now lives in Bettendorf, Iowa and lends his name to a large car dealership in neighboring Davenport, Iowa. He is currently the oldest living Heisman Trophy winner.

Lujack served as a color commentator on CBS NFL telecasts for a number of years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and on ABC college football telecasts in the late 1960s.

Category: The 20th Century