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 Robert Harold “Bobby” Walston

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Robert Harold “Bobby” Walston

  • Birth 17 Oct 1928 Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 7 Oct 1987 Roselle, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 23969110

Professional Football Player. For twelve seasons (1951 to 1962), he played at the left-end, tight-end and kicker positions in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles. Born Robert Harold Walston, he attended Linden-McKinley High School (Ohio) and played collegiate football at the University of Georgia. Selected by Philadelphia during the 14 round of the 1951 NFL Draft, he achieved All-Pro status and was named NFL Rookie of the Year (1951). During the course of his career, Walston proved invaluable to the Eagles as he was a productive receiver recording a career-high 11 touchdowns in 1954. That same year, he topped the league with his 114 points as a kicker. He was a key contributor to the Eagles' squad which captured the 1960 NFL Title and kicked a crucial field goal in a game against Cleveland during their run to the championship. In 148 regular season games, he compiled 311 receptions for 5,363 yards with 46 touchdowns and amassed 881 total points as a kicker. Following his playing career, Walston remained in the sport to serve as a scout with the Chicago Bears and later in the United States Football League.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 15 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23969110
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Harold “Bobby” Walston (17 Oct 1928–7 Oct 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23969110, citing Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .