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This Day in Georgia History

December 12, 1942

Frank Sinkwich Heisman Trophy

University of Georgia running back Frank Sinkwich was awarded the Heisman Trophy for collegiate football’s most outstanding player. He was the first player from a southern school to win the prestigious award. He led the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record and a win over UCLA in the Rose Bowl. Sinkwich had already enlisted in the Marines by the time of the award dinner, and accepted the award dressed in a Marine uniform.

To view an image of Frank Sinkwich, see the Digital Library of Georgia.