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Heisman birth site photograph
Description: Photograph of the John Heisman birth site and historical marker, located on Bridge Avenue, at West 29th Place, in Cleveland, Ohio. The engraved marker, erected in 1978, reads "Here was born (October 3, 1869) the man after whom the Heisman Football Trophy is named. The College Football Hall of Fame enshrines him as superior coach. Important pioneer game innovator. Father of: forward pass; center snap; interference on end runs; hidden ball play; double pass; dividing game into quarters; statistical score board; quarterback's "hike" or "hep" to initiate plays." Heisman's actual birth home is believed to be located down the street at 3928 Bridge Avenue, due to changes in addresses over the years. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL06852
Subjects: Historical Marker; Sports--Ohio--History; Football; Heisman, John W. (John William), 1869-1936
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)