1) Why is the award for the top player in college football named after a coach who would have never won it as a player? 2) How many here knew that Heisman also coached baseball at Clemson, or that he coached football, basketball AND baseball at GT?
He actually had a .814 win percentage in 3 seasons as baseball coach…not far off of his .833 record over 4 seasons in football.
I wasn’t insulting Heisman, only observing that most major awards are named for people who would have received the awards themselves, and I have always known that Heisman coached FOOTBALL at Clemson, but never realized until tonight that he ALSO coached baseball here (hence the use of the word ALSO in the question). And no, I am admittedly not very knowledgeable about Clemson baseball history…especially about seasons that were more than 100 years ago and nearly 70 years before I was born.