Now, he’s on the ballot to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame for the second time, according to an announcement from his alma mater.
The nomination honors the memory of Coach Killinger, who led the Golden Rams from 1934-1941 and again from 1945-1959. Killinger first became a Hall of Famer in 1966 for his exploits with the Nittany Lions; he was a Walter Camp All-American quarterback in 1921.
Killinger, who died in 1988, was also inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
The WCU legend is one of six coaches on the 2018 ballot of the College Hall of Fame, for which an induction ceremony is scheduled on Jan. 8, 2018, in Atlanta — the College Football Playoff National Championship will follow at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Read more about the Hall of Fame ballot from Penn State here.