The Downtown Athletic Club of New York City created the award and presented it first in 1935. The award, in 1935, was known as the 'DAC Trophy'. It was renamed 'Heisman Trophy' for John Heisman, the DAC's first athletic director, when Heisman passed away in 1936.
President Teddy Roosevelt appointed a committee to make recommendations to make college football a safer sport. The committee was headed by the Athletic Director of Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The man heading the group was John Heisman for whom the Heisman Trophy is named after.
In 1916, Georgia Tech played Cumberland (Tenn.) University in Atlanta and beat them by the incredible score of 222-0.
Georgia Tech, from middle of the 1914 season to almost the end of the 1918 season, winning the national champioinship in 1917.John Heisman was born October 23, 1869.
Georgia Tech is short for Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Tech is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the Georgia Tech website at: http://www.gatech.edu/
Tech stands for Technology, as in Georgia Institute of Technology
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The Battle of the Commonwealth...its not an actual trophy though.
Georgia Tech Library was created in 1885.
Georgia Tech Lorraine was created in 1990.
Georgia Tech Savannah was created in 1999.