Heisman Highlight: Doc Blanchard

Heisman Highlight

Name: Felix “Doc” Blanchard
Position: Fullback
College: Army Black Knights
Class: Junior
Winning Year: 1945 – 11th Award
Official Heisman Profile: Click Here

Interesting Notes: Blanchard was the first junior to win the Heisman Trophy…was a dominate rusher in his three years with the powerhouse Army teams of the WWII era…spent entire working career with the Army Air Force, retiring with Colonel rank…was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1959.

1955 Topps All American #59

Featured Card: 1955 Topps All American #59. Another Heisman winner who opted to serve in the armed forces rather than play professional football, Blanchard’s rookie card comes from this legendary college set. Most copies on eBay carry a price tag around $40 while some poorly graded copies can be found for closer to $10-$25.

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