Sharing the story of local football legend Gus Dorais

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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.