Larry Kelley: The Life Of The First Heisman Winner
by: Mike Pesca, NPR, December 9, 2011 10:12:00 am
December 9, 2011
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On Saturday, college football's best player will be awarded the Heisman Trophy in New York. This year's front-runners attend Baylor University, Stanford University and University of Alabama; but 75 years ago, the Heisman winner was a Yale man. In 1936, at a time when the Ivy League was a hotbed of football talent, Yale end Larry Kelley was the first to win a Heisman Trophy.