With every sport comes a list of immortals — those great players who nurtured the game and made it what it is today. Following are some of the early legends of American football:
Z John W. Heisman: The annual award given to the nation’s best college player — the Heisman Trophy — is named after this Brown University (and later University of Pennsylvania) player. Heisman was also a member of New York’s Downtown Athletic Club, where the award was presented every December until the building was damaged in the September 11,2001, terrorist attacks. Heisman was an early advocate of the forward pass.