Carl Hinkle Center 1937 First Team All-American Associated Press, Grantland Rice, and Liberty
Hinkle continued the Commodore tradition of quality centers. The 1937 captain was named First Team All-America by the Associated Press, Grantland Rice, and Liberty.
He was an ironman, playing every minute in seven games in 1937. Named the SEC’s Most Valuable Player, Hinkle guided the squad within inches of the Rose Bowl.
Though selected by the Philadelphia in the 11th round of the 1938 NFL Draft, Hickle decided on another career path. After graduating from Vanderbilt, he entered West Point and earned the highest cadet honor. He then served with distinction in World War II.
Hinkle was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1959.