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1943 - 9th Award
Angelo Bertelli
Notre Dame Back

He made the T-Formation click for the Fighting Irish until his entry into the Marine Corps in 1943. Bertelli completed 169 of 324 passes in 26 games accounting for 2,582 yards. Twenty-nine of those completions were for touchdowns. His legerdemain with the football and capacity for the big play gripped the attention of football fans and sportswriters alike. Grantland Rice called Angelo a great passer and T-Formation magician. Those were the days when faking was what the T was all about. Frank Leahy, in his book "The T-Formation", called Angelo "The man around whom we built all our hopes and dreams when we shifted into the T in 1942. He more than lived up to our highest expectations as he led Notre Dame to their many successful years with the T." In his senior year his team averaged more than Jima and Guam. Angelo Died on June 26th, 1999.

Angelo was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1972.

Place

Name

School

Class

Position

Points

1Angelo BertelliNotre DameSeniorQB648
2Bob OdellPennsylvaniaSeniorB177
3Otto GrahamNorthwesternSeniorQB140
4Creighton MillerNotre DameSeniorHB134
5Eddie ProkopGeorgia TechSeniorRB85
6Hal HamburgNavyJuniorHB73
7Bill DaleyMichiganSeniorFB71
8Tony ButkovichPurdueSophomoreFB65
9Jim WhiteNotre DameSeniorT52

Bertelli swept the field, being named first in all five sections. He then entered the Marine Corps and served with distinction in key battles at Iwo Jima and Guam. Notre Dames' 1943 team was one of the best in college history, with three of its players placing in the top nine in the Heisman balloting.

No. of registered electors: Unavailable
Date of announcement: November 27, 1943
Date of dinner: December 12, 1943

The positions within each region:

Place

East

South

Midwest

Southwest

Far West

1BertelliBertelliBertelliBertelliBertelli
2OdellProkopGrahamHamburgGraham
3MillerOdellMillerGrahamOdell
4ProkopHamburgButkovichProkopMiller
5GrahamGrahamDaleyButkovichHamburg
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