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Encyclopedia > Vic Janowicz
Vic Janowicz
Date of birth February 26, 1930
Place of birth Flag of United States Elyria, Ohio
Date of death February 27, 1996
Position(s) Halfback
College Ohio State
NFL Draft 1952 / Round 7/ Pick 79
Awards 1950 Heisman Trophy
Retired #s Ohio State Buckeyes #31
Statistics
Team(s)
1954-1955 Washington Redskins
College Hall of Fame

Victor Felix "Vic" Janowicz (born February 26, 1930, died February 27, 1996) played halfback for Ohio State University. A tailback in the single wing, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1950 as a junior. Woody Hayes, who coached Janowicz's senior year, said of him, "He was not only a great runner, but also passed, was a place kicker and punter, played safety on defense and was an outstanding blocker. Janowicz epitomized the 'triple-threat' football player." February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Old county building. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1952 NFL Draft was held on January 17, 1952. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I-A Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference in most... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 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. ... Head Coach Jim Tressel 6th Year, 62-14 Home Stadium Ohio Stadium Capacity 101,568 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Gene Smith Website OhioStateBuckeyes. ... Tailback is an offensive backfield position in the sport of American football. ... In American and Canadian football, a single-wing formation is any offensive formation having exactly one wingback. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was a college football coach who is best remembered for his 28-year tenure at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, from 1951-1978. ... Placekicker is the title of the player on an American football team who is responsible for the kicking duties of points after touchdowns (PATs), field goals, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... The word punter may refer to: Someone who uses a Punt (boat). ...


After college he passed up offers to play pro football in order to pursue a baseball career. Janowicz reached the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but hit only .214 over two seasons as a bench player. He returned to football late in the 1954 season with the Washington Redskins, and was their starting halfback in 1955. During training camp in 1956, he suffered a serious brain injury in an automobile accident that left him partially paralyzed and ended his athletic career. He died in Columbus, Ohio, of cancer in 1996. Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,4,8,9,20,21,33,40 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882-1889) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers Stadium... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National... Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area    - City 550. ...


Janowicz was born and raised in Elyria, Ohio. He went to Holy Cross Elementary School and graduated from Elyria High School. The stretch of Sixth Street which runs along the south side of Elyria High is named Vic Janowicz Drive in his honor, and the school's official address is 311 Vic Janowicz Drive. In addition, a life-size painting of Janowicz hangs in the lobby of the school. Old county building. ... Elyria High School is a High School in Elyria, Ohio. ...

Preceded by
Leon Hart
Heisman Trophy Winner Winner
1950
Succeeded by
Dick Kazmaier
Preceded by
Red Wilson
Big Ten Football MVP
1950
Succeeded by
Bill Reichardt
Preceded by
Jack Lininger
Ohio State Buckeyes
Football Season MVP

1950 & 1951
Succeeded by
Fred Bruney

Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928–September 24, 2002) was an American football tight end and defensive end. ... John Cappellettis 1973 Heisman Trophy is part of an exhibit at the Penn State All-Sports Museum located at Beaver Stadium, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University. ... Dick Kazmaier (born November 23, 1930) played tailback for Princeton University from 1949 through 1951, winning the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award at the end of his senior year. ... The Chicago Tribune Silver Football is awarded by the Chicago Tribune to the college football player determined to be the Most Valuable Player of the Big Ten Conference. ... Head Coach Jim Tressel 6th Year, 62-14 Home Stadium Ohio Stadium Capacity 101,568 - Grass Conference Big Ten First Year 1889 Athletic Director Gene Smith Website OhioStateBuckeyes. ... Fred K. Bruney (born December 30, 1931 in Martins Ferry, Ohio) is a former college and professional American football defensive back. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Heisman.com - Heisman Trophy (294 words)
Vic was an Administrative Assistant to the Auditor of the state of Ohio, Jim Petro.
Vic was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1976.
Janowicz was the first of two Heisman winners to play both professional football and major league baseball, the other being 1985 winner Bo Jackson.
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