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Trophy Hunting
L-E grad Chuck White continues on his football junkies bucket list journey
CHUCK WHITE CLUTCHES to what is believed to be the first Heisman Trophy won by Jay Berwanger in 1935 at Berwangers high school alma mater, Dubuque Senior High in Iowa. Berwangers college alma mater, the University of Chicago, claims its has the original Heisman Trophy in its trophy case. - photo by Photo provided
Like all great ideas, this one was hatched over a few adult beverages at a tailgate party before a college football game. While getting ready in the parking lot for a University of South Carolina football game in 2005 or ‘06, lifelong friends and former Lugoff-Elgin basketball and track teammates Chuck White and Brian Hawkey got to discussing all the different stadiums and places which they had visited while attending football games. The conversation delved into schools which had won national football championships and/or produced Heisman Trophy winners.