November 8, 1929|
|Died||August 5, 2008
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Middletown (Middletown, Ohio)|
|NBA draft||1952 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Following his standout college career, Linville first attended Miami University, then transferred to Kentucky to play for Adolph Rupp. Linville played three seasons at Kentucky, the best of which was his junior campaign where he averaged 10.4 points per game and helped lead the 1950–51 Wildcats to the 1951 National Championship. Linville had a strong NCAA tournament showing, making the All-Final Four team alongside teammate Bill Spivey.
After graduating in 1952, Linville became a high school teacher, coach and administrator. He was also a Baptist minister.
Linville died on August 5, 2008.