Frank M. “Bruiser” Kinard


 

College Career

University of Mississippi (1935-1938)

• Mississippi’s first football All-American tackle (’36, ‘37)

• All-Southeast (’36, ‘37)

• All-South (’37)

• Played 708 of 720 possible minutes in 1936, including 562 consecutive minutes

• Averaged 55 minutes per game over 24 college games

• College All-Star Game (’38)

• Christy Walsh’s All-Time All-America Team (’48)

• All-Time All-SEC Team, AP (’50)

• All-Time All-America Team, AAP (’51)

• Pop Warner’s All-Time Team, 1925-1950 era (’51)

• Charter member, National Football Foundation Hall of Fame (’51)

• Helms Athletic Foundation College Hall of Fame (’55)

• Ole MIss Team of the Century (’93)

 

Pro Career

• Brooklyn Dodgers, NF (1938-1944)

• All NFL (’38, ‘40, ’41, ‘44)

• New York Yankees, All-American Football Conference (1946-1947)

• All AAFC (’46)

 

Coaching Career

University of Mississippi (1948-1974)

• Assistant coach (1948-1970)

• Athletic Director (1970-1974)

 

Did You Know?

In a win over Quachita College in 1937, Bruiser Kinard scored a touchdown on his own kickoff. He outran the backpedaling return man to his own end zone and fell on the ball for six points.

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