Mack Flenniken

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George "Mack" Flenniken
Sport(s) College football
Current position
Team Geneva College
Biographical details
Born (1905-01-24)January 24, 1905
Fort Worth, Texas
Died May 26, 1956(1956-05-26) (aged 51)
Geneva, Pennsylvania
Playing career
1930–1931 Geneva
Centenary College
Position(s) FB/HB/QB
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1928–1929 Geneva
Head coaching record
Overall 7-11-1 (0.395)

George M. "Mack" Flenniken (January 24, 1905 – May 26, 1956) was an American football player, coach, and sports figure in the United States. He played professionally in the National Football League[1] and also coached college football.[2]

Playing history[edit]

College football[edit]

Flenniken played college football for Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana[3] and later played at Geneva College.[4] His college career mirrored Cal Hubbard[5] who played for both colleges and also later became a coach at Geneva. Both players were following Bo McMillin, who coached first at Centenary and then later at Geneva.

Chicago Cardinals[edit]

Flenniken got his start in the NFL with the Chicago Cardinals in 1930.[6] He was a flexible player on both sides of the ball, recording three rushing touchdowns and also showing a threat using the forward pass and picked up an interception while playing defense.[7] At Chicago, he played alongside future Hall of Famer Ernie Nevers.[8]

New York Giants[edit]

In 1931, Flenniken moved to the New York Giants,[9] where he was a part of the "committee of quarterbacks" along with Red Smith and Hap Moran.[10] For the Giants, Flenniken saw less playing time but in his four games and one start[11] he recorded successes in both passing and rushing.[12]

Coaching history[edit]

Flenniken was the 14th head college football coach for the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and he held that position for two seasons, from 1928 until 1929. His coaching record at Geneva was 7 wins, 11 losses, and 1 ties. As of completion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 17th at Geneva in total wins and 23rd at Geneva in winning percentage (0.395).[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Database Football Mack Flenniken
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/F/FlenMa20.htm
  3. ^ Database Football NFL Players who attended Centenary College of Louisiana
  4. ^ Database Football NFL Players who attended Geneva College
  5. ^ NJ.com "CENTENARY; GENEVA All-Time New York Giants Players"
  6. ^ Pro Football Reference Mack Flenniken
  7. ^ JT-SW.com 1930 Chicago Cardinals Stats
  8. ^ Database Football 1930 Chicago Cardinals
  9. ^ Silicon Valley Community Newspapers "Flenniken a good fit as a golf professional" by Chris Vongsarath
  10. ^ Passing Game By Murray Greenberg Published by Public Affairs, 2008 ISBN 1-58648-477-X, 978-1-58648-477-4
  11. ^ NJ.com New York Giants Statistics
  12. ^ JT-SW.com 1931 New York Giants Stats
  13. ^ Geneva College coaching records