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H. G. Heine Prinzing Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS 231

Content Description

A 1918 and 1919 Horned Frog Yearbook, five graduation and school portrait photographs of unidentified TCU students, and one large team photo of the 1919 Horned Frogs Football team document the college athletic career of H. G. "Heine" Prinzing. The team photo is a print version of what appeared in the yearbook, and players are identified on the back of the image. The yearbooks are signed by dozens of students, including Prinzing's teammate and future TCU football coach Dutch Meyer.


  • Creation: 1918-1919


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

H.G. ‘Heine’ Prinzing was born August 25th, 1897. His widowed mother Ida raised Heine and his siblings in Waco, Texas. Prinzing played football at Waco High School with future TCU athlete and coach Dutch Meyer. The two were also teammates when they started at TCU 1917. Prinzing’s athletic ability was apparent as he was a starting player on the team in his freshman year, playing right halfback. During World War I, he trained as a member of the Student Army Training Corps. Prinzing was also a star player on the TCU basketball and baseball teams. In 1920, he suffered a serious injury that ended his athletic career. After graduating from TCU, Prinzing moved back to Waco and was a science teacher and basketball coach at Waco High School, where he worked for over 25 years. Heine Prinzing died January 10, 1972 and is buried in Brenham, Texas.


0.5 Linear feet

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Brian Bennett purchased the items at an estate sale in Waco and donated them to TCU in February 2022.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

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