Monday, December 11, 2006

The Heisman Trophy, Archie Griffin & the Law

From today's WSJ Law Blog: The Law Blog just ran into Archie Griffin, the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy. The Ohio State legend walked by our desk after giving an interview to Dow Jones Video. We introduced ourselves, shook hands and asked, “Did you know John Heisman had a law degree?” “No,” he responded, bursting into a smile. “What do you think of that?” we asked. “I think that’s fantastic,” said Griffin. “Woody wanted me to be a lawyer. Actually, I think Woody really wanted to be a lawyer. He urged a bunch of us to become lawyers and his son became one.”
Woody, for all you non-athletic supporters, is Woody Hayes, the iconic coach for whom millions of Buckeye fans are grateful never became a lawyer. Woody’s son is Steven B. Hayes, a municipal judge in Columbus. Thanks for the tip, Archie!

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