Former Trinity Star Kobrosky '36 to be Enshrined into College Football Hall of Fame

Courtesy Trinity/National Football Foundation

DALLAS, Texas – Archie Manning, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced Tuesday the 2011 Divisional Hall of Fame Class, which included former Trinity standout Mickey Kobrowsky. This year's class will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame during the Enshrinement Festival, July 15-16, in South Bend, Ind.

A two-time First Team All-American, Kobrosky is considered the greatest athlete to ever play at Trinity College. A selection of the Divisional Veterans Committee, Kobrosky becomes the first Bantam player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Kobrosky earned 11 letters during his four years at Trinity, three in football and four each in basketball and baseball. He was a three-time All-Connecticut and All-New England selection. A member of Trinity's undefeated team in 1934, Kobrosky led the Bantams to a 19-2 mark in his three seasons on varsity.

Kobrosky led the College All-Stars against the New York Giants in 1937, scoring the collegians' only touchdown in a 14-7 defeat. He joined the Giants for the 1937 season and played in seven games. Kobrosky, who was elected class president as a junior and a senior, graduated from Brandeis University's medical school and served in the Medical Corps in Italy during World War II, earning the rank of Lt. Colonel. Kobrosky continued to practice for 45 years in New England after the war.

Kobrosky passed away on May 29, 2003, at age 88 in Longmeadow, Mass.

2011 DIVISIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME CLASS

PLAYERS
DEXTER COAKLEY - Appalachian State, LB (1993-96)
MIKE FAVOR - North Dakota State, C (1985-88)
CHARLES HALEY - James Madison, LB (1982-85)
MICKEY KOBROSKY - Trinity (Conn.), B (1933-36)

COACHES
MIKE KELLY - 246-54-1 (81.9%); Dayton (1981-2007)
BILL MANLOVE - 212-111-1 (65.5%); Widener (Pa.) (1969-91), Delaware Valley (Pa.) (1992-95), La Salle (1997-2001)