John William Heisman (October 23, 1869 – October 3, 1936)
John Heisman was a football player and college coach of football, basketball,
and baseball. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as coach
in 1954. The Heisman Trophy (shown above), is named for him and is awarded
annually to the season’s most outstanding college football player.
Head Coach John Heisman (far right) and the team of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (now Auburn University) football program