Erny Pinckert

William Ernest "Erny" Pinckert (May 1, 1908 – August 30, 1977), was an American football halfback at Southern California for coach Howard Jones. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Boston Braves/Redskins, who then moved to Washington, D.C.

Erny Pinckert
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Position:Halfback / Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1908-05-01)May 1, 1908
Medford, Wisconsin
Died:August 30, 1977(1977-08-30) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:San Bernardino (CA)
College:Southern California
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total offensive yards:927
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

A younger brother of astrologer Jeane Dixon, he and his nine siblings were the children of Richard Franz Pinckert, a native of Gräfenhainichen, Duchy of Anhalt, and his wife, Emma, both Roman Catholics.

College career

His teams won the Rose Bowl in 1932 against Tulane University when Pinckert, assisted by blocking back Jerry Spann, pulled off a pair of double reverses that produced touchdown runs and in 1930 against the University of Pittsburgh. Pinckert was All-American after the 1930 and 1931 seasons. He was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1957. Tommy Trojan, officially known as the Trojan Shrine was based on a variety of USC football players, including Russ Saunders and Ernie Pinckert. The lower half in particular is based on Ernie Pinckert.[1]rr

Professional career

Pinckert played in the NFL between 1932 and 1940 for the Boston Braves and the Washington Redskins.


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