Fred or Dwane Provo
Both played football, but Fred did it in the '20s before earning a purple heart at the battle of the bulge and Dwane did it with only three downs and in Canada. Dwane is now a school administrator and politician.
Likelihood of Being the Inspiration: Dwane is a politician, so he'll be avoided like the plague, and Fred is just way too American. If it were the Ford Provo, it might be a different story, but we're giving this 1 in 19 odds.