Historic Marker Moved to John Heisman's Real Birthplace

(Cleveland) - Finally, the true birthplace of legendary football coach John W. Heisman has been observed with a state historical marker.

In 1978, a marker was put up at 2825 Bridge Avenue in Ohio City, marking it as the birthplace of Heisman. Problem is, over the years, the street was re-named and re-numbered. For over 40 years, that plaque was standing in the wrong location.

Ohio City residents, and football fans, petitioned the state to correct this, and on Sunday, a new plaque was put up at 3928 Bridge Avenue, the certified correct location of Heisman's birth. Tne new plaque added Heisman's photo, and corrected his birth date.

John W. Heisman, who came up with changes in the game like the forward pass, and the center's hike to the quarterback, also coached at Oberlin College, and Buchtel College (now known as the University of Akron).

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