Mike Erdman Motors Hosts Famous Heisman Trophy

By  //  September 23, 2012

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HEISMAN TROPHY VISITS BREVARD COUNTY

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA — College football’s Heisman Trophy made a visit to the Merritt Island, Florida – Mike Erdman Nissan, Cadillac Automobile Dealership for a special public viewing.

Sales and Leasing Consultant at Mike Erdman Motors, George Essery, was proud to have the famous trophy at the dealership. (SpaceCoastDaily.com Image)

The trophy was on display at the car dealership Sept. 20-23 as Mike Erdman is a frequent supporter of local youth sports and programs.

Nissan is one of the top sponsors of the award that is awarded annually to an individual designated as the most outstanding college football player in the United States.

The Heisman is a national symbol of collegiate football experience and competitiveness.

It has become the single most sough-after award in American collegiate athletics.

Sales and Leasing Consultant at Mike Erdman Motors, George Essery, was proud to have the famous trophy at the dealership.

“It’s been great to have the Heisman Trophy here,” said Essery.

“There have been a lot of people who have come by to see it. It’s quite heavy too.”

The trophy was named in memory of a man whose inventiveness and contribution to football strategy is without compare.

First known as the DAC Trophy when it was first presented to Jay Berwagner from the University of Chicago in 1935, the bronze staue award depicts a football player side-stepping and straight-arming a tackler. Cast in a highly artistic method known as the lost way process of bronze medal molding, the statue weighs 45 pounds, is 14 inches long, 13 and a half inches in height and six and half inches in width.

First known as the DAC Trophy when it was first presented to Jay Berwagner from the University of Chicago in 1935, the bronze staue award depicts a football player side-stepping and straight-arming a tackler.

Cast in a highly artistic method known as the lost way process of bronze medal molding, the statue weighs 45 pounds, is 14 inches long, 13 and a half inches in height and six and half inches in width.

It was designed by New York sculptor Frank Eliscu, who was commissioned by the New York City Downtown Athletic Club.

Eliscu used his friend Ed Smith, a starter on the New York University Football team as the player model for his creation. The reference to the DAC Trophy was only used once.

Following the death of John Heisman in 1936, who at the time was the Director of Athletics at the Downtown Athletic Club, the award was renamed the Heisman Memorial Trophy.

Each year, two Heisman trophies are awarded-one to the chosen athlete and the other goes to the school represented by the winner.

The 78th Annual Heisman Trophy Dinner will take place Monday, December 10, 2012 at the New York Marriott Marquis, where the college player selected for the award is flown to New York City, along with school officials, for the formal presentation ceremonies and special honors.

CLICK HERE for tickets which are available to the public via Heisman.com


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