Jay Berwanger passed away on 26th Jun 2002 aged 88.
Jay Berwanger is a member of the following lists: Sportspeople from Dubuque, Iowa, American people of German descent and American football halfbacks.
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John Jacob "Jay" Berwanger (March 19, 1914 – June 26, 2002) was an American college football player born in Dubuque, Iowa. He was the first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy in 1935 (the following year the award was renamed the Heisman Trophy); the trophy is awarded annually to the nation's most outstanding college football player. Berwanger had been a star halfback for the Chicago Maroons football team of the University of Chicago, where he was known as the "one man football team".
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