Noble Kizer

American football player

1900 – 1940

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Who was Noble Kizer?

Noble E. "Nobe" Kizer was an American football and basketball player, football coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Purdue University from 1930 to 1936. During his tenure as head coach, he won two Big Ten Conference titles and compiled a record of 42–13–3. Kizer was also the athletic director from 1933 until his death in 1940.

From 1922 to 1924, Kizer played right guard at Notre Dame under Knute Rockne. In 1925, he became an assistant coach at Purdue under James Phelan and inherited the head coaching position upon Phelan's departure for the University of Washington. Kizer died on June 13, 1940 in Lafayette, Indiana from a kidney ailment and high blood pressure.

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Born
Mar 11, 1900
Plymouth
Education
  • University of Notre Dame
Died
Jun 13, 1940
Lafayette

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on July 23, 2013

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