Profession: American Football Coach
Why Famous: Most famous as an American football coach, Heisman also coached baseball and basketball.
He was also a college football player, a sportswriter and actor
Nicknamed the "pioneer of Southern football", Heisman legalized the forward pass and originated the center snap.
The Heisman Trophy is named after him.
- 1916-10-07 Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeats Cumberland, 222-0; most lopsided score in the history of US college football