Chicago’s Jay Berwanger & Michigan’s Tommy Harmon

Jay Berwanger, known as the “Flying Dutchman”, played football for the University of Chicago and was the first Heisman Trophy winner in 1935.  A running back with great breakaway speed,  he also played linebacker and returned kicks.  The 6’1″, 195-pound speedster averaged over 25 yards per kickoff return.  He also scored 22 touchdowns in 24 games with a total of 152 points in his career.  Michigan’s Tommy Harmon, the Heisman winner in 1940, ran for 2,134 yards and scored 33 touchdowns. He ran and threw for 3,438 yards.  In his final game against Ohio State, Harmon completed 11 of 12 passes for 151 yards and 2 TDs.  He ran for 139 yards and 2 TDs, kicked 4 extra points, and intercepted 3 passes, as the Wolverines tore the Buckeyes apart, 40-0.  Harman averaged 50 yards per punt in his career, and he was an All-American in 1939 and 1940.

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