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Football talk with oldest alumni

      He's Lamar football's oldest living alumni at 101-years-old. Robert Kinnear is still going strong supporting the Cardinals.

     Wednesday, 12 News HD caught up with Kinnear at Provost Umphrey stadium where he posed for pictures on the field.

          Kinnear played for the Cardinals back in 1932 as a half back, which today has been renamed to the position of running back. He was coached under Dr. John Gray, who now has the school's library named after him. Kinnear talked football Wednesday saying playing defense takes better strategic skills. "It takes a heck of a better football player to play defense than it does to play offense because you know what you're going to do on offense. But, on defense, you don't know what those guys are going to do", says Kinnear. Kinnear is looking forward to this football season and is also waiting for April, when he'll turn 102-years-old!

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