William Ernest "Erny" Pinckert (May 1, 1908 – August 30, 1977), was an American football halfback at Southern California for coach Howard Jones. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Boston Braves/Redskins, who then moved to Washington, D.C.
A younger brother of astrologer Jeane Dixon, he and his nine siblings were the children of Richard Franz Pinckert, a native of Grafenhainchen, Saxony Anhalt, Germany, and his wife, Emma, both Roman Catholics.
His teams won the Rose Bowl in 1932 against Tulane University when Pinckert pulled a pair of double reverses that produced touchdown runs and in 1931 against the University of Pittsburgh. Pinckert was All-American after the 1930 and 1931 seasons. He was voted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1957.
Pinckert played in the NFL between 1932 and 1940 for the Boston Braves and the Washington Redskins.