Kay Eakin
No. 12, 96
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:(1917-08-03)August 3, 1917
Atkins, Arkansas, U.S.
Died:February 15, 1993(1993-02-15) (aged 75)
Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
NFL draft:1940 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Oliver Kay Eakin, Jr. (August 3, 1917 – February 15, 1993) was an American football player in the National Football League (NFL) and the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). He was the third overall pick in the 1940 NFL Draft.[1]

Eakin played college football at the University of Arkansas, and was selected in the first round of the 1940 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played halfback and fullback with the New York Giants in 1941 and 1942, and returned with the Miami Seahawks in 1946. In between, he served in the US Army during WWII where he rose the rank of sergeant.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "1940 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-30.
  2. ^ "Oliver Kay Eakin Jr". Retrieved 6 March 2024.