Killed during a routine training flight from the USS Lexington.
Father: Nile Kinnick, Sr.
Mother: Francis Clarke
Brother: Ben Kinnick (d. WWII)
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