User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Soccer
Golf
Auto
Horses
More
Betting Tools

 
'47 Heisman winner Lujack recovering from surgery

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Johnny Lujack, the star quarterback who led Notre Dame to three national championships and won the Heisman Trophy in 1947, is recovering after spinal surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Advertisement
Surgery on the 89-year-old Lujack was successful and he is doing ''very well'' Thursday, Mayo spokeswoman Duska Anastasijevic said. Amy Flanagan, Lujack's granddaughter, said he is in good spirits.

''He came through the surgery just great, telling jokes in the intensive care unit,'' Flanagan said. ''He's so positive. He's already making great progress. But he's got a long road to go. He's got to be patient.''

She said he had spinal stenosis that was causing numbness. She said he was brought from Genesis Medical Center in his hometown of Davenport, Iowa, to the Mayo Clinic by helicopter on Monday and had surgery Wednesday. She said he risked paralysis if he didn't have the five-hour surgery.

''It was a pretty dire situation,'' she said.

The Fighting Irish won national championships in 1943, 1946 and 1947, with Lujack posting a 20-1-1 record as the starting quarterback. He missed the 1944 and 1945 seasons while serving in the Navy during World War II.

Lujack won the Heisman in 1947 and was selected the athlete of the year by The Associated Press. He also was a first-round draft pick of the Chicago Bears. He played four seasons with the Bears, playing in the Pro Bowl his final two seasons before retiring at age 26.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Sportsbook: Huskies, Bulls open AAC play
Edwards: Florida at Alabama
David: Total Notes - Week 4
Marshall: Tech Trends - Week 4
Sportsbook: Saturday's Top Action
Rogers: Bad Company - Week 4
Williams: Pac-12 Report - Week 4
ASA: Big Ten Report - Week 4
Williams: ACC Report - Week 4
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NCAAFB College Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NCAAFB Hot Streaks
6-1 Sat., 14-2 Run, +1,061 TY
+1,023 Picks This Year
4-1 L5 Picks, 9-3 L3 Saturdays
7-1 Guarantees, 14-7 Picks TY
4-1 Record Saturday
6-1 Last 7 College FB Picks
7-1 Over/Unders This Year
3-1 Last 4 CFB Totals
6-2 L8 Picks, 7-1 Guarantees TY
8-3 Record Last 11 Picks
2-0 Y'day, 5-0 Fridays This Year
7-3 L2 Saturdays, 11-3 L14 Picks
3-1 Saturday, 4-0 Guarantees TY
3-1 L4 G-Plays, 4-1 Fridays TY
6-3 Week 3 Record
7-0 L7 G-Plays, 5-2 Totals TY
NCAA FB College Football Expert Sports Picks- UCONN huskies at South Florida Bulls
2014 CFB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 1061
Michael Black + 1023
Stephen Nover + 600
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 595
Greg Smith + 390
Kevin Rogers + 380
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Chip Chirimbes 76 %
The SportsBoss 69 %
Stephen Nover 67 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Stephen Nover + 590
Pat Hawkins + 590
Bruce Marshall + 585
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Jimmy Boyd + 590
Stephen Nover + 480
Paul Bovi + 290
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Mike Rose + 466
Marc Lawrence + 290
The SportsBoss + 280
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy NFL Perfect Lineup Contest