On this day: March 19

POSTED: 11:49 AM PDT Mar 14, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 18, 2016 

The Tuskegee Airmen are activated, Elvis buys Graceland, Bob Dylan releases his debut album, Texas Western makes college basketball history, and the invasion of Iraq begins, all on this day.

OTD March 19 - Jay Berwanger
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University of Chicago

1914: Jay Berwanger, who would become the first Heisman Trophy winner in 1935 and the first-ever NFL draft pick in 1936, is born in Dubuque, Iowa. A University of Chicago halfback, he was the first winner of the Downtown Athletic Club Trophy, which was renamed the Heisman Trophy the following year. The Philadelphia Eagles chose him with the first pick in the inaugural NFL draft and then traded him to the Chicago Bears. Berwanger never signed with the Bears and never played in the NFL.


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