All things considered, Nile Kinnick is one of the most important athletes of the 20th century. A selfless and thoughtful intellectual, who achieved the highest level of athletic achievement and gave it all up to serve his country. Before he sacrificed his life during WWII he had the greatest night of his life as he was awarded the 1939 Heisman Trophy. Captured here, Kinnick is beaming with life and the world was lucky they had men like Kinnick on their side as War loomed on the horizon. He even mentioned his thoughts on the War during his acceptance speech on this very night! A rare photo, this is one of only a handful of images of Kinnick with his Heisman that we have ever seen offered. Photo presents well with some artistic editorial marks from publication. America will always be great place as long as it continues to produce men like Nile Kinnick!
Overall Grade: 7/10