The Cornbelt Comet

by Kevin Shea April. 27, 2020 189 views

“For three years, nay 15 years, I have been preparing for this last year of football … I feel confident and free from the pressure of ‘absolutely necessary success’ and falsely accepted responsibility. I anticipate becoming the roughest, toughest all-around back to hit the conference.”

Nile Kinnick wrote in a letter to his parents before the start of his senior season. He went on to accomplish just that, winning the 1939 Heisman trophy, AP Male Athlete of the Year, & Consensus All American.

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