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Frank Hinkey

Frank Hinkey (College football.  Born, Tonawanda, NY, Dec. 23, 1871; died, Southern Pines, NC, Dec. 30, 1925.)  Part of one of the greatest dynasties in the annals of American sports, Frank A. Hinkey was a 5’9” end at Yale (1891-94).  Known as the “Disembodied Spirit” because of the way he avoided blockers to make tackles, […]

Skim Brown

Skim Brown (College football.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 6, 1880; died, Glen Head, NY, May 10, 1911.)  Yale’s Gordon Francis Brown one of only three men to make First Team all-America in football four times.  Brown was a guard who was selected from 1897-1900.  He was the Yale captain in 1900 for an unbeaten […]

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