Bill Walsh (American football, born 1927)

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Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh - 1951 Bowman.jpg
Walsh on a 1951 Bowman football card
No. 46, 56
Position: Center
Personal information
Born:(1927-09-08)September 8, 1927
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Died:May 13, 2012(2012-05-13) (aged 84)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1949  / Round: 3 / Pick: 26
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1954
Games played:72
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

William Henry Walsh (September 8, 1927 May 13, 2012) [1] [2] was an American football center who played six seasons in the National Football League, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers. [3] Walsh then coached in both college and professional football between 1955 and 1991. [4]

Walsh was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, and attended the University of Notre Dame. [5]

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  1. "Former Eagles offensive line coach Bill Walsh dies". Inquirer. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  2. Staff, Express-Times (2012-05-15). "Bill Walsh, former Phillipsburg star football player, dies at the age of 84, son says". Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  3. "Bill Walsh Stats". Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  5. Smith, Wilfird. "GRIDIRON HOPES OF 1945 IRISH REST ON FROSH: Loss of Szymanski Is Heavy Blow", Chicago Tribune , September 12, 1945. Accessed March 14, 2011. "Devore is concentrating on the development of Bill Walsh, a freshman from Phillipsburg, Pa., who truly is a great prospect..."