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Encyclopedia > Johnny Lattner
Johnny Lattner – Halfback

Johnny Lattner in Oak Park, Illinois 2004
Date of birth: October 24, 1932 (1932-10-24) (age 75)
Place of birth: Flag of the United States Chicago, Illinois
Career information
College: Notre DameHe was the 4th Notre Dame Heisman Winner.
NFL Draft: 1954 / Round: 1 / Pick 7
Organizations
 As player:
1954 Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and Awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Awards: 1952 Maxwell Award
1953 Maxwell Award
1953 Heisman Trophy
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
College Football Hall of Fame

John Joseph Lattner (born October 24, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois) was a halfback for the University of Notre Dame. He won the Maxwell Award twice, in 1952 and 1953, and also won the Heisman Trophy in 1953. In 1954, Lattner was drafted in the first round by the Pittsburgh Steelers, but played with them for only one season before entering the United States Air Force. There, during a football game, he suffered a severe knee injury that prevented him from ever playing professional football again. High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1954 NFL Draft was held on January 28, 1954. ... Steelers redirects here. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... Heisman redirects here. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Heisman redirects here. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar). ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... Steelers redirects here. ... “The U.S. Air Force” redirects here. ...


Johhny Lattner attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois.[1] He currently lives in Oak Park and resides in Anna Marie Island, Florida during the winter months. Fenwick High School is a college preparatory, Catholic high school located in the Chicago, Illinois, USA, suburb of Oak Park. ... Downtown (Oak Park Avenue) Ernest Hemingway Museum Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... Anna Maria is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. ...


Lattner is a routine participant in the Chicago Saint Patrick's Day Parade.


At halftime during Fenwick's 2007 Game vs. Hubbard at Soldier Field, Lattner's #34 Jersey was retired.


References

Footnotes and citations

  1. ^ All-America. Time Inc. (November 9, 1953). Retrieved on 2007-05-30.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sources

  • http://www.hickoksports.com/biograph/lattnerjohnny.shtml
Preceded by
Billy Vessels
Heisman Trophy Winner
1953
Succeeded by
Alan Ameche

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College Football Hall of Fame (204 words)
Johnny Lattner, 6-1, 190-pound halfback from Notre Dame, can claim more offensive and defensive records than anyone else during his career.
In 1953, Lattner carried the ball 24 times for a 4.1 rushing average, caught 2 passes for 42 yards and intercepted a pass in a 28-21 victory against Oklahoma.
Lattner won the Heisman Trophy in 1953 and was a two-time All- America selection.
Player Bio: Johnny Lattner :: Football (301 words)
Lattner claimed the Heisman Trophy in 1953 during his senior year in the second-closest Heisman balloting in history, despite the fact he didn't lead the Irish in rushing, passing, receiving or scoring.
Lattner played one year with the Pittsburgh Steelers before entering the service and suffering a career-ending knee injury in a military game.
Lattner was elected to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1979.
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