Before They Were Stars
By Brittany Carson on December 7, 2012
Howâ€™s your fantasy football team doing? Hope you placed some bets on contender quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Collin Klein, and linebacker Manti Te’o for the 2012 Heisman Trophy award! Started in 1935 by the Downtown Athletics Club of Manhattan, New York (John Heisman was the athletics director at the time), the Heisman Trophy has become the holy grail of collegiate football players. It is awarded to the most outstanding player in the nation, which is saying a lot! Whether youâ€™re biting your nails or running stats numbers, itâ€™s going to be a close one with this yearâ€™s talented bunch. Here is a look at another group of iconic football stars… but way before they were Heisman winners, when dreams of going pro were still just dreams.