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John Christopher Lujack Jr.
 
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 Connellsville, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Connellsville High School in 1939.  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 and lends his name to a large car dealership in neighboring Davenport, Iowa. He is currently the oldest living Heisman Trophy winner.
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.


 This building, known as the "Connellsville High School" built in 1916, still stands today and serves as the Greater Connellsville Community Center.  

 
 Junior Varsity Football Team Group Photo. Lujack is third from the end in the first row. Listed as a fullback.


John C. Lujack Jr.
John C. Lujack Jr.
John C. Lujack Jr.
John C. Lujack Jr.