Excerpt: 'Heisman'

Originally Published: October 2, 2012
By Mark Schlabach | ESPN.com

Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Mark Schlabach's new book, "Heisman: The Man Behind the Trophy." Reprinted with permission from Simon & Schuster.

Washington and Jefferson opened the 1923 season with a 21-0 victory over Bethany College, a small liberal arts college in Bethany, West Virginia. The Presidents were scheduled to play Washington and Lee University of Lexington, Virginia, at home on October 6, 1923. Shortly after the Generals arrived on campus, Murphy sent them ...

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