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Crozier Rodney Kimball


Crozier Rodney Kimball (1910 ~ 2007) was born in St. David, Arizona on February 13, 1910. He received his bachelors and masters degrees from BYU and worked there as the athletic trainer for almost 40 years.

Rod Kimball worked as BYU's athletic trainer from 1937 to 1975. He had bouts as equipment manager, helped irrigate practice fields and did just about anything else somebody asked him to cover.

Kimball's hands were instruments that worked the tape, gauze and ice on the biggest names in BYU sports history, prior to retiring just when Gifford Nielsen came to prominence as a Cougar quarterback.

As a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), Rod was the recipient of their 25-year service award. He has served as secretary and director of the Rocky Mountain Trainers Association, and was on the NATA board of directors for two years. In 1974 he was recognized by the Citizens Savings Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame for his achievements in athletic training.

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