Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Debates Got You Bored? 7 Badass Feats of Strength from Politicians

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4. Gerald Ford - 38th President (1974-1977)

click to enlarge Gerald Ford in UMich blue.
  • Gerald Ford in UMich blue.

In another life, Gerald Ford might've played center for the Green Bay Packers. Ford went to University of Michigan on a fooball scholarship and the Packers, Detroit Lions, and Chicago Bears came calling soon after he graduated. He turned multiple NFL contracts down to attend law school at Yale.

Ford was the only U.S. president to tackle a Heisman Trophy winner, after he brought down halfback Jay Berwanger at a 1934 game against University Chicago. Berwanger became the first ever winner of the Heisman Award the following year. Ford walked away from the encounter with a distinctive scar under his left eye.

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