Malcolm James "Mal" Kutner (March 27, 1921 – February 4, 2005) was an American football end in the National Football League (NFL), and was selected as the NFL Most Valuable Player in 1948 while playing with the Chicago Cardinals.
He played college football at the University of Texas where he was an AP All-American in 1941.
He was an All-Pro End and, in 1947, he was selected as the NFL's Player of the Year. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Hall of Fame in 1974 and into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.
|Position:||End, defensive back|
|Born:||March 27, 1921|
|Died:||June 5, 2005 (aged 84)|
|High school:||Dallas (TX) Wilson|
|NFL Draft:||1942 / Round: 4 / Pick: 26|
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The 1941 All-Southwest Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Southwest Conference teams for the 1941 college football season. The selectors for the 1941 season included the Associated Press (AP) and the United Press (UP).1941 College Football All-America Team
The 1941 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1941. The nine selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1941 season are (1) Collier's Weekly, as selected by Grantland Rice, (2) the Associated Press, (3) the United Press, (4) the All-America Board, (5) the International News Service (INS), (6) Liberty magazine, (7) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (8) Newsweek, and (9) the Sporting News.
Harvard center Endicott Peabody, who won the 1941 Knute Rockne Award, was the only player to be unanimously named to the first team of all nine official selectors. Dick Wildung of Minnesota and Bob Westfall of Michigan each received eight official first-team designations. Bruce Smith of Minnesota won the 1941 Heisman Trophy and received seven official first-team nominations.1942 Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks football team
The 1942 Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks football team represented the United States Navy pre-flight aviation training school at the University of Iowa as an independent during the 1942 college football season. The team compiled a 7–3 record and outscored opponents by a total of 211 to 121. The 1942 team was known for its difficult schedule, including Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State, Minnesota, Indiana, Nebraska, and Missouri. The team was ranked No. 2 among the service teams in a poll of 91 sports writers conducted by the Associated Press.The Navy's pre-flight aviation training school opened on April 15, 1942, with a 27-minute ceremony during which Iowa Governor George A. Wilson turned over certain facilities at the University of Iowa to be used for the training of naval aviators. At the time, Wilson said, "We are glad it is possible to place the facilities of this university and all the force and power of the state of Iowa in a service that is today most vital to safeguarding our liberties." The first group of 600 air cadets was schedule to arrive on May 28.Bernie Bierman, then holding the rank of major, was placed in charge of the physical conditioning program at the school. Bieman had been the head coach of Minnesota from 1932 to 1941 and served as the head coach of the Iowa Pre-Flight team in 1942. Larry Snyder, previously the track coach at Ohio State, was assigned as Bierman's assistant. Don Heap, Dallas Ward, Babe LeVoir, and Trevor Reese were assigned as assistant coaches for the football team.In June 1942, Bierman addressed the "misconception" that the Iowa pre-flight school was "merely a place for varsity athletics." He said: "Our purpose here is to turn out the toughest bunch of flyers the world has ever seen and not first class athletes."Two Seahawks were named to the 1942 All-Navy All-America football team: George Svendsen at center and Dick Fisher at left halfback. In addition, Bill Kolens (right tackle), Judd Ringer (right end), George Benson (quarterback), and Bill Schatzer (left halfback) were named to the 1942 All-Navy Preflight Cadet All-America team.1942 NFL Draft
The 1942 National Football League Draft was held on December 22, 1941, at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago.1947 All-Pro Team
The 1947 All-Pro Team consisted of American football players who were chosen by various selectors for the All-Pro team for the 1947 football season. Teams were selected by, among others, the Associated Press (AP), the United Press (UP), Pro Football Illustrated, and the New York Daily News (NYDN). The AP selections included players from the National Football League (NFL) and All-America Football Conference; the UP, PFI, and NYDN selections were limited to players from the NFL.1948 All-Pro Team
The 1948 All-Pro Team consisted of American football players who were chosen by various selectors for the All-Pro team for the 1948 football season. Teams were selected by, among others, the Associated Press (AP), the United Press (UP), The Sporting News, and the New York Daily News. The AP and Sporting News selections included players from the National Football League (NFL) and All-America Football Conference; the UP selections were limited to players from the NFL.History of Texas Longhorns football
The Texas Longhorns football team represents the University of Texas at Austin in college football.Kutner
Kutner is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
Beverley Kutner (Beverley Martyn)
Luis Kutner, American attorney and activist
Malcolm Kutner, American football player
Rob Kutner, American writer
Lawrence Kutner (psychologist), American child and media psychologist
Marc Kutner, Marc Stevens (pornographic actor)
Yoav KutnerFictional characters:
Lawrence Kutner (House), fictional sports medicine specialist on the television program HouseList of College Football Hall of Fame inductees (players, A–K)
This list consists of American college football players who have been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.List of Texas Longhorns football All-Americans
This is a list of college football All-Americans who have played at the University of Texas at Austin.List of Texas Longhorns in the NFL draft
This is a list of Texas Longhorns football players in the NFL Draft.Rooster Andrews
William Edward "Rooster" Andrews, Jr. (March 1, 1923 - January 21, 2008) was a former University of Texas team manager who gained fame as a drop-kicking player, whom the media called the "All-American Waterboy." He later opened a sporting goods store and in that capacity developed the university's iconic Longhorn logo and changed the uniform color to burnt orange. He was also the older brother of Texas starting quarterback John "Bunny" Andrews.