Sunday, March 8, 2009


I am researching Jay Berwanger, Dubuque native and winner of the first Heisman Trophy, for my next biography project.

Berwanger did not play professional football after graduating from the University of Chicago, and that has the publisher of my first two biographies questioning the marketability of a Berwanger book. However, based on my work thus far, I think that there is enough information about his prep and collegiate career, his life as a football coach and official, sportswriter, Navy pilot and successful businessman to make an interesting book.

From time to time, I'll post about my research into Berwanger's life.

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