Nile Kinnick Photo

Nile Kinnick

Born: Jul 9, 1918

Death: Jun 2, 1943

Birthplace: Adel

Nationality: United States

Nile Kinnick

Date of Birth : Jul 9, 1918
Date of Death : Jun 2, 1943
Birth Place : Adel

Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. 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 United States 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.

Awards Won


  • Heisman Trophy
  • Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
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