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John Alec "The Haskell Hurricane" Kimbrough
Birth: Jun. 14, 1918
Haskell
Haskell County
Texas, USA
Death: May 8, 2006
Haskell
Haskell County
Texas, USA

College Football Player. He was a star fullback for the 1939 Texas A&M national championship team. He led the Aggies to an undefeated season the following year scoring two touchdowns in a 14 to 13 victory over Tulane University in the 1940 Sugar Bowl. In 1941 he rushed for 658 yards, scoring seven touchdowns and intercepting six passes. He concluded the year by finishing second in the Heisman Trophy balloting to Michigan's Tom Harmon. Following his college football career at Texas A&M he appeared in two motion pictures during the early 1940's, "Sundown Jim" and the "Lone Star Ranger." He served as an Army pilot in the Pacific theater during the Second World War, retiring with the rank of captain. Following military service he returned to a brief professional football career as a member of the Los Angeles Dons of the All-American Football Conference from 1946 to 1948 where he rushed for 1224 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. From 1953 to 1955 he served as a member of the Texas State Legislature. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. He was confined to a wheelchair in his later years and died in his hometown from a pneumonia related illness at the age of 87. (bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) 
 
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Willow Cemetery
Haskell
Haskell County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.
Record added: May 10, 2006
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