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Heisman house to finally get correct marker after being placed in front of wrong house

Posted at 7:08 PM, Dec 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-02 19:08:36-05

CLEVELAND — The Heisman Trophy is given to the best college football player every season, but did you know it's named after a man that born was in Cleveland?

John Heisman, who is credited with an array of innovations in football, was born in Cleveland.

A historical marker has been in front of a home at 2825 Bridge Avenue in Ohio City for decades, with only one problem, the actual house is three blocks away at 3928 Bridge Avenue.

"So when we moved in there were rumors that this was the house but the sign was at a different house so we didn’t think that was true," the current homeowner said.

The mistake was made due to a mapping error 42 years ago.

City Council has voted to move the placard to Heisman's actual birthplace.