Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. (July 9, 1918 – June 2, 1943) was a student and a college football player at the University of Iowa. He won the 1939 Heisman Trophy and was a consensus All-American. He died during a training flight while serving as a U.S Navy aviator in World War II. Kinnick was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951, and the University of Iowa renamed its football stadium Kinnick Stadium in his honor in 1972.
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... Player Position Tenure 24 Nile Kinnick QB 1936-39 62 Cal Jones OG 1952-55 Over the course of the team's history, individual Hawkeye players of exceptional ability have received many accolades ... The only two players to have their numbers retired by the Hawkeye football program are Nile Kinnick #24 and Cal Jones #62 ... Kinnick won the University of Iowa's only Heisman Trophy in 1939, while Jones was the first African-American to win the Outland Trophy in 1955 ...
... Main article 1939 Iowa Hawkeyes football team See also Nile Kinnick Iowa football was clearly struggling as 1939 began, and the entire athletic department was in poor financial shape ... Much of the sentimentality surrounding that team is due to Nile Kinnick ... Kinnick was an all-Big Ten selection as a sophomore, when he led the nation in punting average, but he struggled through an injury-riddled junior season ...
... After news of Kinnick's death was made public on July 3, 1943, a female friend of Nile's received a letter that the postman had previously overlooked ... It was the last letter ever received from Nile Kinnick ... Nile was responding to a letter she had sent him, detailing a trip she took to Iowa City ...
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