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Nile Kinnick

AKA Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr.

Born: 9-Jul-1918
Birthplace: Adel, IA
Died: 2-Jun-1943
Location of death: Gulf of Paria, Venezuela
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Missing (lost at sea)

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian Science
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner, 1939 Heisman Trophy

Military service: US Navy Reserve


[1] Killed during a routine training flight from the USS Lexington.

Father: Nile Kinnick, Sr.
Mother: Francis Clarke
Brother: Ben Kinnick (d. WWII)
Brother: George

    High School: Adel High School, Adel, IA (transferred)
    High School: Benson High School, Omaha, NE
    University:
BA Economics, University of Iowa (1940)
    Law School: University of Iowa Law School

    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
    Heisman Trophy 1939
    Associated Press Athlete of the Year (male) 1939
    College Football Hall of Fame 1951


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