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Nile Kinnick received Heisman Trophy in 1939

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa football player Nile Kinnick was awarded the fifth Heisman Trophy on December 6th, 1939.  His number (24) was later retired.  The University of Iowa renamed its stadium "Kinnick Stadium" in 1972.

Kinnick went on from college to serve in the U.S. Navy as an airplane pilot during World War 2.  He died June 2, 1943 in the Gulf of Paria, Venezuela.

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