Nile Kinnick was probably one of the greatest all around athletes ever seen in Iowa. In high school he played basketball, baseball, and football. In 1936 he was recruited by the Iowa Hawkeyes, and was co-captain of his freshman football team. In 1937 he led the nation in punting. 1939 was a breakout year for Kinnick, where he won all sorts of honors including - The Heisman Trophy, All American First Team, Big Ten MVP Award, AP Male Athlete of the Year, and the Maxwell Award.
Former Iowa Head Basketball Coach Tom Davis is recognized by former player Ed Horton (from left), Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta, and former players Roy Marble and B.J. Armstrong during a reunion of the 1986-1987 Elite 8 basketball team before Iowa's Big Ten Conference college basketball game against Penn State Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa. (Brian Ray/ SourceMedia Group News)