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Overview

John Heisman

Date of birth
Oct 23, 1869

Date of death
Oct 3, 1936 (age 66)

Birthplace
Cleveland, OH

Hometown
Titusville, PA

College
University of Pennsylvania

High school
Titusville

Summary
John William Heisman (October 23, 1869 - October 3, 1936) was a prominent American football player and college football coach in the early era of the sport and is the namesake of the Heisman Trophy awarded annually to the season's best college football player...
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Coaching career
Rice FootballHead Coach
Finished his career with a 14-18-3 record and a 4-11-1 Southwest Conference record.

Was 6-1-1 in one season.

Led Penn to a 16-10-2 record.

Coached Georgia Tech to a 102-29-7 record and three SIAA titles.

Had a record of 9-14.

Was 19-3-2 and won two SIAA titles.

Auburn FootballHead Coach
Had a 12-4-2 overall record and an 8-4-2 record in Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Associaton play.

Akron FootballHead Coach
Was 6-2 in two seasons.

Was 11-3-1 in two stints at Oberlin.

Playing career
Brown FootballCenter, Tackle

Trivia
  • Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954
  • Clemson named a street on campus Heisman Street in his honor.
  • Auburn is the only school he coached which has had a Heisman Trophy winner

Where are they now?
  • Is buried at the Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander, WI Nov 30, 2010

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Clemson vs. Virginia Tech ACC Championship Game Notes and Information
Clemson will face Virginia Tech in the 2011 ACC Football Championship Game on Saturday, December 3 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The game between the Tigers and Hokies will kick off at 8:00 PM.
Clemson-University Athletics Department, Dec 02, 2011
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Big Time
In its three losses at Virginia, Miami and against Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech's offense was lacking big-play capability. They managed only nine plays over 20 yards in those three games.Saturday afternoon, the Jackets created 10 big plays and came away with a...
Georgia-Institute-of-Technology Athletics Department, Nov 20, 2011
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Clemson vs. Georgia Tech Football Game Notes
The Clemson vs. Georgia Tech series has been among the most competitive series in the ACC over the last 16 years. Twelve of the last 16 games have been decided by five points or less, including a six-game streak between 1996-01 in which every game was decided...
Clemson-University Athletics Department, Oct 27, 2011
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Clemson vs. Virginia Tech Football Game Notes
The Clemson vs. Virginia Tech series is one of the oldest in the Clemson history books. The two teams first met in 1900 when the Tigers won 17-5 during John Heisman's first year as head coach. That was Clemson's fifth straight win in a 6-0 season in Heisman's...
Clemson-University Athletics Department, Sep 28, 2011
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Clemson Football Game Program Feature: Tiger Ties
The common ties of Auburn and Clemson date to the birth of the Clemson football program. The founding father of Clemson football was Walter Merritt Riggs, a former Auburn athlete who had come to Clemson as an engineering professor in 1896.
Clemson-University Athletics Department, Sep 14, 2011
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Clemson vs. Auburn Football Game Notes
Each of the last two meetings between Clemson and Auburn have gone to overtime. The two schools have met just three times since 1971, and two of those meetings took place in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome for the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Auburn won both of those close...
Clemson-University Athletics Department, Sep 13, 2011
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by thesemers Sep 11, 2011
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Clemson vs. Wofford Football Game Notes
The Clemson football team will play host to Wofford on Saturday, September 10. The game between the Tigers and Terriers will kick off at 3:34 PM at Clemson Memorial Stadium and will be broadcast live on the internet on ESPN3.
Clemson-University Athletics Department, Sep 07, 2011
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Five-Course Meal
It's been said that "Revenge is a dish best served cold."On Friday night, the Georgia Tech volleyball team got to serve it (and set it and dig it and spike it) at its coldest, when they put Kansas State on ice in its season opener and the first of three...
Georgia-Institute-of-Technology Athletics Department, Aug 28, 2011
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Know Your Foe: The Florida-Georgia Tech Rivalry
  For the past several weeks, we have been covering Florida's rivalries. Previous installments: Georgia, FSU, Tennessee, LSU, Miami, Auburn, Alabama, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Before Florida and Georgia played each other, the first inter-state...
Alligator Army, Aug 04, 2011
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Heisman Trophy Winners to be Honored with Statues Outside Jordan-Hare Stadium
Auburn will honor Heisman Trophy winners Pat Sullivan (1971), Bo Jackson (1985) and Cam Newton (2010) with statues of their likeness to be placed on the entry plaza on the east side of Jordan-Hare Stadium, announced Athletics Director Jay Jacobs Thursday. The...
Auburn-University Athletics Department, Apr 14, 2011
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Like Florida, Auburn commissions statues for Heisman winners
Auburn Heisman Trophy winners Cam Newton, Bo Jackson and Pat Sullivan will have statues in their honor.
Gator Sports.com, Apr 14, 2011
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Updated personal notes for John Heisman
Edited the personal notes for John Heisman.
  • Removed "Auburn is the only school he coached that has had a Heisman Trophy winner." from trivia.
  • Added trivia: "Auburn is the only school he coached which has had a Heisman Trophy winner"
by Andy26399 Jan 25, 2011
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by thesemers Nov 30, 2010
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Updated personal notes for John Heisman
Edited the personal notes for John Heisman.
  • Added trivia: "Auburn is the only school he coached that has had a Heisman Trophy winner."
  • Added trivia: "Clemson named a street on campus Heisman Street in his honor."
  • Added where are they now: "Is buried at the Forest Home Cemetery in Rhinelander, WI"
by thesemers Nov 30, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for John Heisman
Added John Heisman to the 1894 Akron Zips Football team roster.
  • Set role to Head Coach.
Edited the career summary for John Heisman.
by thesemers Nov 30, 2010
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Updated external links for John Heisman
Created an external link called "College Football Hall of Fame || Famer Search" for John Heisman.
  • Set title to "College Football Hall of Fame || Famer Search".
  • Set description to "College Football Hall of Fame bio".
  • Set URL to http://www.collegefootball.org/famer_selected.php?id=10038.
by thesemers Nov 30, 2010
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Updated external links for John Heisman
Created an external link called "John Heisman on Wikipedia" for John Heisman.
  • Set title to "John Heisman on Wikipedia".
  • Set URL to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Heisman.
by thesemers Nov 30, 2010
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Updated athletic career information for John Heisman
Removed John Heisman from the 1894 Akron Zips Football team roster.
  • Role was Head Coach.
by Andy26399 Nov 29, 2010
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