Originally posted on Louisville Card Game  |  Last updated 2/2/12
Former University of Louisville coach Howard Schnellenberger gets together with Dexter Heyman during the Paul Hornung Award ceremonies. Mike Ditka Mike Ditka, better known as “Iron Mike” to his associates in the NFL, had an urgent plea for Dexter Heyman during the Paul Hornung Award ceremonies Thursday at the Galt House.“Young man, if you don’t carry on in professional football, get your ass into politics,” said the former coach of the Chicago Bears. “We need people like you in public office.” Dexter Heyman Heyman, who played offensive linebacker at the University of Louisville, was the recipient of the Howard Schnellenberger Award which is presented to the outstanding player in the annual U of L-Kentucky football game. He had four tackles and four tackle assists and forced a fumble in U of L’s 24-17 win.Before accepting the award, the well-spoken Heyman had described the unselfish atmosphere in the U of L football program, the emphasis on academics and the importance of applying le...
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