"I have loved football as an almost mythic game since I was in the fourth grade. To me, the game wasn't even grounded in reality. The uniform turned you into a warrior. Being on a team, the mythology of physical combat, the struggle against the elements, the narrative of the game..." ~ Steve Sabol (NFL Films)

Koshien Bowl Enjoys Long, Rich History

Influential figure: Chuck Mills has helped popularize football in Japan, beginning in 1971, when he coached Utah State against Japanese college teams. The Chuck Mills Trophy, Japan's version of the Heisman Trophy, is presented each December at the Koshien Bowl.

Koshien Bowl Enjoys Long, Rich History

Influential figure: Chuck Mills helped popularize football in Japan, beginning in 1971, when he coached Utah State against Japanese college teams. The Chuck Mills Trophy, Japan's version of the Heisman Trophy, is presented each December at the Koshien Bowl.