Heisman Highlight: Bruce Smith

Heisman Highlight


Name: Bruce Smith
Position: Halfback
College: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Class: Senior
Winning Year: 1941 – 7th Award
Official Heisman Profile: Click Here
 
 
 

Interesting Notes: Smith helped lead the way for two straight undefeated national championships at Minnesota…was one of the fastest backs in the Big 10 Conference despite his large frame…was voted the best college player in the 1941 All-Star game…received his award two days after Pearl Harbor bombing and had an air raid signaled during his speech…was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1972.

1948 Bowman #104

Featured Card: 1948 Bowman #104. As one of the first Heisman winners to play in the NFL, Smith was included in the 1948 Bowman set. Not to be mistaken for the HOF defensive lineman, this vintage card runs in the $35 range on eBay.

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