Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Mickey "King Cobra" Kobrosky

Mickey "King Cobra" Kobrosky


  • Position: Halfback
  • School: Trinity (CT)
  • High School: Central HS (Springfield, MA)
  • Years: 1933-1936
  • Inducted: 2011
  • Place of Birth: Springfield, MA
  • Date of Birth: Feb 22, 1915
  • Place of Death: Longmeadow, MA
  • Date of Death: May 29, 2003
  • Jersey Number: 23
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 187

Member Biography

A two-time First Team All-American, Mickey Kobrosky is considered the greatest athlete ever to play at Trinity College. Kobrosky becomes the first Bantam player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Kobrosky earned 11 letters during his four years at Trinity, three in football and four each in basketball and baseball. He was a three-time All-Connecticut and All-New England selection. A member of Trinity�s undefeated team in 1934, Kobrosky led the Bantams to a 19-2 mark in his three varsity seasons. Grantland Rice said that Kobrosky was the most underrated player in the country. Kobrosky led a team of College All-Stars against the New York Giants in 1937, driving the collegians to their only touchdown in a 14-7 defeat. He joined the Giants for the 1937 season after playing a season of minor league baseball. Gary suffered a knee injury in the final game of the NFL season. The injury ended his athletic career, although he was able to play one additonal season of minor league football. Kobrosky then graduated from Brandeis University�s medical school and served in the Medical Corps in Italy during World War II, earning the rank of Lt. Colonel. Kobrosky continued to practice for 45 years in New England after the war. Kobrosky passed away on May 29, 2003, at age 88 in Longmeadow, Mass.