Name: Pete Dawkins
College: Army Cadets
Winning Year: 1958 – 24th Award
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Interesting Notes: Dawkins overcame polio to become a feared versatile player and captain for the undefeated Army Cadets in 1958…excelled in rushing and passing and was a more than able-bodied receiver…opted to pursue academics and a military career over playing football…went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and earned his MPA and PhD from Princeton…rose to rank of Brigadier General and served in the armed forces for 24 years…was a partner for Lehman Brothers and served/serves as Chairman/CEO for several large companies…was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1975.
Featured Card: Sports Illustrated cover. Opting out of a professional football career, Dawkins does not have any official rookie cards. In order to track down a collectible to complete your Heisman Trophy winners collection, you might consider magazine covers, such as this 1958 Sports Illustrated cover. If you prefer to stick with standard cards, there are various modern legends-themed sets that have included cards of Dawkins. Copies of these cards can generally be obtained for less than $5.
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