Fighting Irish Athletics | December 16, 2014
Former University of Notre Dame quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte will be honored Monday night at the 80th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Dinner Gala at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City on the 50th anniversary of the Heisman he captured in 1964.
The Heisman Trophy Trust annually recognizes previous trophy winners on the 25th and 50th anniversaries of their winning the award. (Houston's Andre Ware will be honored on the 25th anniversary of his award.) Huarte will be joined in New York by his wife Eileen and a handful of other family members. Representing the Notre Dame athletics department will be associate athletic directors Beth Hunter and Mike Danch and senior associate athletics director John Heisler.
Huarte previously was honored during the 2014 Notre Dame football season at the Sept. 6 Irish home game against Michigan. At that contest Heisman Trophy Trust representatives Jim Corcoran and Anne Donahue presented Huarte with a framed collage recognizing the golden anniversary of his Heisman win.
Huarte enjoyed a magical senior season in 1964 in Ara Parseghian's first season as Notre Dame head football coach. After the '63 Irish team ended 2-7, Huarte and his teammates came within minutes of winning the national title as Notre Dame finished 9-1, losing only at USC.
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