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NFL at 100: How college football became pipeline to NFL

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Jay Berwanger won the inaugural Heisman Trophy in 1935 for the University of Chicago and became the No. 1 player taken in the first NFL draft a few months later. He chose to work at a rubber company and be a part-time coach for his alma mater rather than try to make a living playing football. More than five decades later, Oklahoma State Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders threatened to sue the...

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