Irvin Cubine, II

Class of 1956 / Inducted 1992 / Football

Irvin William Cubine, Jr. was a native of Martinsville, Virginia. The 1992 Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame inductee was a standout lineman and kicker who played for the 1950 Wasps’ squad that competed in the Tangerine Bowl.

A four-year letterman, Cubine set many records during his college career that remained unbroken for more than 30 years. These records included most points scored in a career by a kicker (80 points); most PATs in a career (77); most PATs in a season (40); and best percentage of PATs in a game, having gone eight for eight attempts in a 1950 rout against Maryville College.

Cubine was known for bringing fans to their feet when he walked on the field due to his phenomenal ability to put the ball out of the endzone on kickoffs.

Cubine served two years in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. After his service he graduated from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. Cubine spent 30 years practicing real estate law in Virginia.

Irvin William Cubine Jr. passed away on March 22, 2002 at age 71 after a battle with cancer.