Walt Hackett

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Walt Hackett
Biographical details
Bornc. 1923
Tuscola, Illinois
DiedApril 24, 1971 (aged 47)
Long Beach, California
Playing career
c. 1949 Whittier
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1956 Bellflower HS (CA)
1957–1958 Cerritos College (assistant)
1959–1961 Baylor (assistant)
1962–1966 San Diego Chargers (DL)
1968 UC San Diego
1969–1970 Pittsburgh Steeler (DL)

Walter W. Hackett (c. 1923 – April 24, 1971) was an American football coach. He served as the defensive line coach for the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League (AFL) from 1962 to 1966 and the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1969 to 1970. [1] Hackett was the head football coach at the University of California, San Diego during that school's lone season with a football program, in 1968. [2]

Hackett attended Ramona High School in Ramona, California, where he played high school football. He played four years of college football at Whittier College in Whittier, California under head coach Wallace Newman. [3] Hackett died at the age of 47, on April 24, 1971, in Long Beach, California, after collapsing as he prepared to scout the Long Beach State football team. [4]

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References

  1. "Walter Hackett". Pro Football Archives. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  2. "A San Diego Football Flashback: UCSD's 1968 Pigskin Experiment" (PDF). calwesternfootball.com. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  3. Roggia, Paul (April 27, 1971). "Hackett's contributions remembers in Cerritos". Press-Telegram . Long Beach, California. p. C3. Retrieved August 29, 2019 via Newspapers.com Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg .
  4. "Walt Hackett Dies, Steeler Line Coach". The Pittsburgh Press . Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Associated Press. April 25, 1971. p. 90. Retrieved August 29, 2019 via Newspapers.com Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg .