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Hawkeyes Revisited: Nile Kinnick

This post was originally designed to close out Heisman Trophy week, but life intervened.  After a brief delay, it’s time to revisit the most beloved Iowa football player of all – 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. A Quintessential Iowan One of the main reasons why Iowa fans love Nile Kinnick is because he was one of us.  Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr., was born on July 9, 1918, during the peak of World War I.  Nile was the oldest of three boys born to Nile Clark Kinnick, Sr., and Francis Clarke.  Francis’ father, George W. Clarke, graduated from the University of Iowa…

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Hawkeye Videos: Iowa’s Nile Kinnick

This Saturday, the 2012 Heisman Trophy will be awarded in Times Square, New York.  The presentation starts at 8 PM and will be broadcast on ESPN.  At NealRozendaal.com, that means it’s time to look back at the great Heisman candidates Iowa has had over the years – most notably, 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick.  All this week, there will be posts about Nile Kinnick and the other great Hawkeyes who have made a run at college football’s biggest prize. Iowa’s Nile Kinnick As most Hawkeye fans know, Nile Kinnick died on a World War II training flight in 1943. …

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Below is a portion of the review that Daily Iowan sports editor Seth Roberts gave on July 28, 2011, about What It Means to Be a Hawkeye: Officially written by three Iowa graduates, the book is a compilation of essays written by dozens of Hawkeye football greats, ranging from ‘60s-era running back Silas McKinnie to contemporary quarterback Ricky Stanzi — and everyone in between… The real strength of the compilation is its range of contributors, from the wife of 1930s offensive end Erwin Prasse to Brad Banks, the closest Iowa has come to a Heisman Trophy since Chuck Long. Each…

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