2016 Charger Hall of Fame: Andrew Kincannon

2016 Charger Hall of Fame: Andrew Kincannon

One of the most gifted and versatile athletes of the 1950s, Kincannon made his mark across many sports for the Dales during his career in the 1950s.

The football team racked up a total won-loss record of 30-2-2 between 1953-56, and his team didn’t lose a single game in the last three years of his career.

Considered by former coach Frank “Muddy” Waters one of the best players he inherited when he arrived on campus in 1954, Kincannon was a real pass-catching threat in an era when passing was rare. He was named to the MIAA All-Freshman Team in 1953 when he had 177 receiving yards.

He went on to become a four-time First-Team All-MIAA football player for the Dales. After college, he was signed by the Detroit Raiders professional football team, competing in the Ontario Football League.

Kincannon also made his mark in track and field, being named track team captain in 1956. His best event was the javelin throw, where he had a personal-best throw of 202 feet, 4 inches, which was a long-standing school record.

In 1957, Kincannon was selected to the elite list of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He later went on to serve as an assistant football coach at Saginaw Valley State under Waters.