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Jay Berwanger vs. Lamar Jackson!
First Heisman Trophy Winner Jay Berwanger and 2016 Heisman Trophy Winner Lamar Jackson
Jay Berwanger won the first Heisman Trophy in 1935. Jay Berwanger was a half-back for the University of Chicago, which was a Big Ten School at the time. (Chicago eventually left Division One football to play at a lower level.) Lamar Jackson is the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner. Lamar Jackson plays QB for the Louisville Cardinals and is a sophomore. We thought it would be interesting to compare some stats:
Career Yards Rushing
Career Rushing TDs
Career Yards Passing
Career Passing TDs
Career Extra Points
So who was a better player? Who knows. Times were different and it is impossible to compare that long ago with today.
There were also differences in the game itself: in 1935 the half back also could very well be your kicker as Jay was; they played less games back then (Chicago - Berwanger’s school - played eight games in 1935, while Clemson - Deshaun’s school - played 13); and passing was not as a prevalent as it is today. Passing stats will be much lower from 1935 then today's high powered air-attacks, still interesting to compare the stats even though the game was much different then.
Jay Berwanger vs. Lamar Jackson! - Author: Tali - 12/11/2016 Comments:
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