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December 12, 1939

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, December 12, 1939

* Nile Kinnick wins "Athlete of the Year" award
* Iowa Hawkeyes - NCAA college football

This 34 page newspaper has one column headlines in the sport's section (page 24): "Kinnick Voted Athlete of Year" and "Iowa Ace Edges Out DiMaggio for Top" with related photo of Kinnick and ballot results.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Minor margin wear and library stamp on the front page, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: Nile Clarke Kinnick, Jr. (July 9, 1918 – June 2, 1943) was a student and a college football player at the University of Iowa. He won the 1939 Heisman Trophy and was a consensus All-American. He died during a training flight while serving as a U.S Navy aviator in World War II. Kinnick was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951, and the University of Iowa renamed its football stadium "Kinnick Stadium" in his honor in 1972.

Category: The 20th Century