Heisman Trophy Winners - Heisman Winner

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During the 2014 off-season, UHND.com will be profiling all seven of the Notre Dame legends who have won the Heisman Trophy.  Posting will begin in early June and will continue through July right up to the start of the 2014 Notre Dame football season.  Read in-depth bios of all seven Irish Heisman winners including how they got to Notre Dame, their winning seasons, and what they did after winning college football’s most coveted award.

Angelo Bertelli - 1943 Heisman Trophy Winner

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Angelo Bertelli – 1943

Angelo Bertelli was from “central casting,” a classic notre Dame story. Bertelli was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts to Italian immigrant parents. He matriculated at Springfield’s Cathedral High and was All State in football, baseball and hockey, while finding time to be the Senior class president… Read our full Angelo Bertelli Bio.

Photo from Notre Dame Media Relations

Photo: Notre Dame Media Relations

Johnny Lujack – 1947

John Lujack was born and raised in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, southeast of Pittsburgh.  Lujack was a four sport athlete at Connellsville, and was an RKG, graduating as both the Valedictorian and Senior Class President of Connellsville ’42.  Five years later, Johnny Lujack would become the 2nd Heisman Tropy Winner in Notre Dame football history.  Read our full Johnny Lujack Bio.

(Photo: Notre Dame Media Relations)

(Photo: Notre Dame Media Relations)

Leon Hart – 1949

Hart was born in Pittsburgh, and was recruited to Notre Dame from Turtle Creek, PA, just Southeast of Pittsburgh.  Hart’s recruiting had some drama. Leahy had assigned the wonderful Moose Krause to recruit Hart and he had been on him like basmati on rice. Hart had not yet visited Notre Dame.  Read our full Leon Hart Bio.

John Lattner - 1953 Heisman Trophy Winner

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John Lattner – 1953

While Leahy was running and prospering with the T-formation at Notre Dame, Lattner was running the single wing at Fenwick and was intrigued about playing for the Maize and Blue and running the single wing with which he was familiar.  Read our full John Lattner Bio.

 

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