Frank Kinard

Frank Kinard

About Frank Kinard

Frank Manning 'Bruiser' Kinard Sr. (October 23, 1914--September 7, 1985) was a professional American football player for the Brooklyn Dodgers/Tigers of the National Football League and the New York Yankees of the All-America Football Conference. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971. He played college football at the University of Mississippi and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. Bruiser is considered to be one of the greatest players in Ole Miss and college football history. He lettered for the Rebels from 1935-37 and served as co-captain of the 1937 Ole Miss squad. While playing tackle, the Rebels compiled a record of 18-13-3 including a 9-3 record in 1936 which featured the school's first appearance in a bowl game in the 1936 Orange Bowl in Miami (a 20-19 loss to Catholic University). He was an All American and All SEC pick in 1936 and 1937. Bruiser was the school's first All American football player.

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