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Encyclopedia > Leon Hart
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Date of birth: November 2, 1928(1928-11-02)
Place of birth: Flag of the United States Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Date of death: September 24, 2002 (aged 73)
Place of death: Flag of the United States South Bend, Indiana
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1950 / Round: 1 / Pick 1
Organizations
 As player:
1950-1957 Detroit Lions
Career highlights and Awards
Pro Bowls: 1951
Awards: 1949 Heisman Trophy
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
College Football Hall of Fame

Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928September 24, 2002) was an American football tight end and defensive end. He was from Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. An End in American football is a player that lines up at the very end of the line of scrimmage. ... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the city in Indiana, US. For other uses of the name South Bend, see South Bend (disambiguation). ... 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 1950 NFL Draft was held on January 20-21, 1950. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Heisman redirects here. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Turtle Creek is the name of several places in the United States: Turtle Creek Township in Minnesota Turtle Creek Township in Shelby County, Ohio Turtle Creek Township in Warren County, Ohio Turtle Creek in Pennsylvania Turtle Creek in Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages... This article is about the U.S. State. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...


He won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award whilst at the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and played in the National Football League for eight seasons, all with the Detroit Lions. Heisman redirects here. ... 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. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... See also: 1948 in sports, other events of 1949, 1950 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing The first 24 hours of Le Mans is held since the beginning of World War II. Luigi Chinetti and Lord Seldson win the race in a Ferrari 166M. Baseball... NFL redirects here. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


He holds the distinction of being the only lineman to win three National Titles in both college and the pros. He was the last and one of only two lineman ever to win the Heisman Trophy.


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Preceded by
Doak Walker
Heisman Trophy Winner
1949
Succeeded by
Vic Janowicz
Preceded by
Lou Boudreau
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
1949
Succeeded by
Jim Konstanty
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Leon Hart, the second lineman to win the Heisman Memorial Trophy was the co-captain of Notre Dame's 1949 National Championship team.
Leon was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1973.
Hart, considered a giant at the time at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds, was the second and last lineman to win the Heisman as he won all five sections and captured the Heisman by a more than 700-point margin.
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Hart and his colleagues kept detailed donor files, regularly tested all kinds of mailings, and assiduously studied what appeals produced the most-generous donations.
Hart oversaw a direct-mail operation during his years at the organization that garnered more than $1.8-billion in donations from millions of donors, accounting for nearly all of the gifts the group received each year.
Hart, who served two years in the United States Army, and then after college worked 11 years for two for-profit companies, says he wasn't sure at first if working at a charity was a good fit for him.
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