The Heisman: Great American Stories of the Men Who Won

The Heisman Great American Stories of the Men Who Won Close your eyes and picture the Heisman Trophy The form is easyto conjure a graceful fluid posethat is football past and football present in one dignified figure The story of the Heisman Trophyis an

  • Title: The Heisman: Great American Stories of the Men Who Won
  • Author: Bill Pennington
  • ISBN: 9780060554729
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Close your eyes and picture the Heisman Trophy The form is easyto conjure, a graceful, fluid posethat is football past and football present in one dignified figure The story of the Heisman Trophyis an american epic from the PrefaceNo sport in America can match the pageantry, raw emotion, and thrilling tradition of college football It is a world in which a twenty yeClose your eyes and picture the Heisman Trophy The form is easyto conjure, a graceful, fluid posethat is football past and football present in one dignified figure The story of the Heisman Trophyis an american epic from the PrefaceNo sport in America can match the pageantry, raw emotion, and thrilling tradition of college football It is a world in which a twenty year old kid can become a national sensation overnight, in which coaches are deified and rivalries burn white hot.And in this world, there is no individual award so revered as the Heisman Trophy Every yearsince 1935, one player has run, thrown, or kicked his way into the pantheon of American sport From Nile The Cornbelt Comet Kinnick in the 30s, West Point s legendary backfield of Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis in the 40s, and Paul Hornung in the 50s to Ernie Davis, the Jackie Robinson of college football, miracle worker Doug Flutie, and modern day Sunday warrior Eddie George, the history of the Heisman gives us insight into the heart of America through the lives of the heroes that entranced an entire nation for one brilliant season Extraordinary in ways that transcend athletic ability, Heisman winners have gone on to become war heroes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and high level politicians.As John Heisman himself once said, the Heisman Trophy is meant to exemplify the grandeur of a thousand men Here within these pages are intimate portraits of some of the winners who also exemplify the grit and glory of America s beloved game and of the coaching giants such as Bear Bryant, Woody Hayes, and Red Blaik, who inspired the winners to achieve.Told in the evocative words of Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist Bill Pennington, their heart stopping experiences on the field and off will have Americans enthralled until the final page is turned.

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    1 thought on “The Heisman: Great American Stories of the Men Who Won”

    1. This is a great book that goes through the lives of several of the heisman trophy winners dating back to the 1950s. The book gives an in depth look into the lives of each of these players growing up and the obstacles they had to overcome to get awarded the Heisman trophy. Also, it is interesting to get an account of the life of these players after receiving the trophy from their NFL career to their lives post the NFL and how much the heisman trophy impacted their life. Although there were some c [...]

    2. It was interesting to learn about the backgrounds of past Heisman winners. It helped me renew my respect for the award after so many characters of ill refute have won it recently. The Heisman blog post

    3. Entertaining history of the HeismanThis book is done very well. It's an east read. I hated that it ended so quickly. Many interesting facts about the trophy and it's recipients.

    4. I actually shed a little tear at a couple of these stories. And can you really get too much Flutie glory?

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