Heisman Highlight: Nile Kinnick

Heisman Highlight

Name: Nile Kinnick
Position: Halfback
College: Iowa Hawkeyes
Class: Senior
Winning Year: 1939 – 5th Award
Official Heisman Profile: Click Here

Interesting Notes: Kinnick is considered Iowa’s greatest player of all time…was a team leader in every facet of the game…gave an acceptance speech reflecting many Americans’ isolationist feelings regarding WWII…became a pilot in the Caribbean after graduating…crash landed his fighter in 1943 and disappeared forever…was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1951.

1955 Topps All American #6

Featured Card: 1955 Topps All American #6. Never having a professional football career, Kinnick’s only true rookie card is found in this legendary college set. An eBay search shows the card can sell for anywhere from $20 to $100, with a majority having a listed price at right around $50.

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