World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Frank Hinkey

Frank Hinkey
175px
Date of birth: December 23, 1871
Place of birth: Tonawanda, New York, United States
Date of death: December 30, 1925(1925-12-30) (aged 54)
Place of death: Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States
Career information
Position(s): End
College: Yale
Organizations
As coach:
1914-1915 Yale Bulldogs
Career highlights and awards

College Football Hall of Fame

Frank Augustus Hinkey (December 23, 1871 – December 30, 1925) was an American football player. He was notable for being one of only three college football players in history to be named a four-time All-America. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

Born in Tonawanda, New York, he attended DeVeaux College and Phillips Andover. He graduated from Yale University in 1895 and was a member of Psi Upsilon and Skull and Bones. While at Yale he played football all four years, was captain his junior and senior years, and each year was named to the College Football All-America Team.[1]

He ran several businesses, including zinc smelting plants in Kansas and Illinois, and worked with fellow Yale teammate and All-American Frank Butterworth at a brokerage. He was head coach of the Yale team from 1913 to 1914.[1] During those two seasons, he had an 11-7 record.[2]

According to Dr. Harry March's, often inaccurate book Pro Football: Its Ups and Downs, Hinkey was a referee at the 1903 World Series of Football held at Madison Square Garden. March states that the officials during the series "were dressed in full evening dress, from top hats down to white gloves and patent leather shoes." During the last play of the series in a game between the Franklin Athletic Club and the Watertown Red & Black, the Franklin players, knew that they had the game in hand. As a result, the Franklin backfield agreed to purposely run over the clean and sharply dressed Hinkey in jest, knocking him into the dirt. Hinkey took the incident in good-nature and Franklin's management agreed to pay his cleaning bill.

He died from complications of tuberculosis on December 30, 1925. He was 54 years old.

References



This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.