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Heisman: First is last in Chicago

As trophy drought continues, inaugural recipient Jay Berwanger held in higher regard

Updated: October 28, 2011, 11:03 AM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

The dream died when they took down the billboard.

As he recovers fully from a nasty Achilles tendon injury suffered last season, Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa's well-publicized Heisman chances are, to borrow the school's hopeful sales pitch, not Persa strong.

So before last week's game against Eastern Illinois (Persa didn't play and is unlikely to play Saturday at Army), the school removed the "Chicago's Heisman candidate" billboard that overlooked a highway.

And ...

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