John Heisman

Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach John Heisman Full Name: John Heisman


Profession: Football, Baseball & Basketball Player & Coach
Why Famous: Legalized the forward pass and originated the center snap.

The Heisman Trophy was also named after him.

Born: October 23, 1869
Star Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Died: October 3, 1936 (aged 66)
Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Historical Events in the Life of John Heisman

  • 1916-10-07 Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeat Cumberland 222-0, most lopsided score in the history of US college football

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