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John Heisman

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October 3, 1936: John Heisman Dies, Football Award Renamed in his Honor

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John Heisman becomes the first

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Ga. Tech Coach John Heisman

John William Heisman was a player and coach of American football, baseball, and basketball, as well as a sportswriter and actor. He served as the head football coach at Oberlin College, Buchtel College, Auburn University, Clemson University, Georgia Tech, the University of Pennsylvania, Washington & Jefferson College, and Rice University, compiling a career college football record of 186–70–18. In 1917, Heisman's Georgia Tech Golden Tornado were recognized as the national champion.
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