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Johnny Lujack
Date of birth: January 4, 1925 (1925-01-04) (age 85)
Place of birth: Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
Jersey №: 32
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1946 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
 As player:
1948-1951 Chicago Bears
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 2
Awards: 1947 Heisman Trophy
Playing stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

John Christopher Lujack Jr. (pronounced Lu' jack) is a former American football quarterback and 1947 Heisman Trophy winner.

Lujack was born on January 4, 1925, in the Pittsburgh suburb of Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He played college football for the University of Notre Dame, and professionally for the Chicago Bears. Lujack was the first of several successful quarterbacks who hailed from Western Pennsylvania. Others include Pro Football Hall of Fame members Johnny Unitas, Joe Namath, Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, Joe Montana and George Blanda. He now lives in Bettendorf, Iowa.

Lujack served as a color commentator on CBS NFL telecasts for a number of years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and on ABC college football telecasts in the late 1960s.

College statistics

Year Comp Att Comp % Passing TD
1946 49 100 49.0 778 6
1947 61 109 56.0 777 9
Preceded by
Frank Dancewicz
Notre Dame starting quarterbacks
1946 - 1947
Succeeded by
Frank Tripucka
Preceded by
Glenn Davis
Heisman Trophy Winner
Succeeded by
Doak Walker
Preceded by
Glenn Davis
Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
Succeeded by
Lou Boudreau
Preceded by
Sid Luckman
Chicago Bears Starting Quarterbacks
Succeeded by
George Blanda
Preceded by
Local broadcasters with CBS trimmings
The NFL Today (as Pro Football Kickoff) host
Succeeded by
Kyle Rote


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