CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) -- The National Football League is wrapping up its 100th season with Super Bowl 54 in Miami on February 2.
Tuesday night, one local author shared a unique historical tie to the modern day NFL.
Joe Niese hosted a program at the Chippewa Valley Museum sharing the research for his recent book titled A Passing Interest: The story of football innovator Gus Dorais.
A Chippewa Falls native, Dorais quarterbacked his high school football team to a state championship in 1909.
He went on to be a coach in college and the NFL.
Dorais' claim to fame is helping to revolutionize football's forward pass.