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Jay Berwanger (1914–2002)

Jay Berwanger was born on March 19, 1914 in Dubuque, Iowa, USA as John Jacob Berwanger. He was married to Jane Temple and Philomela Baker. He died on June 26, 2002 in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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 1936 The Big Game
Himself - University of Chicago All-American
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 1954 Sport Show: Touchdown Trophies (Documentary short)
Himself - Heisman Winner, University of Chicago
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Was the first player selected in the inaugural National Football League draft of college players in 1936. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles but was traded to the Chicago Bears. He and Bears owner George Halas failed to come to an agreement on a salary, so Berwanger went into business instead. See more »

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The Flying Dutchman

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