It’s been 50 years since Gary Beban won the Heisman Trophy and a lot has changed about college football from the Heisman ceremony that now includes a live TV broadcast and three finalists to the multi-million-dollar training facilities programs around the country boast. But as time wears on, Beban still believes the same values that won him the 1967 Heisman Trophy hold true in today’s game.
“The facilities have changed,” Beban said. “But I think it still takes the same characteristics and skills and coaching to produce a consistent winner.”
Beban will return to the Rose Bowl on Saturday when he will be honored during the game for the 50th anniversary of his Heisman Trophy.
The first 20,000 fans to enter the stadium wearing blue will receive a special edition Gary Beban Collector’s Coin and he will be signing autographs before the game in the Fan Zone from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
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