Joseph Flinn "Joe" Kilgrow
Class of 1989

Category: Football

Born: 8/30/1917
Died: 7/21/1967
Birthplace: Montgomery, AL

Joseph Flinn (Joe) Kilgrow was born August 30, 1917, Montgomery, Alabama. Outstanding athlete at Sidney Lanier High School. Entered Alabama in 1934 and played in every football game from 1935 through 1937. Played 60 minutes in several regular season games as he did in the Rose Bowl against California. During this time Alabama's record was 23-3-2. He played both halfbacks, did most of the punting and passing and played safety on defense. He earned All SEC, All-American and finished 5th in the Heisman Trophy voting. Played two years of baseball at Alabama and later coached at Mercer and at Alabama. He passed away on July 21, 1967.

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