Alexander Hamilton Wallis

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Alexander Hamilton Wallis
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c. 1892 at Yale
Sport(s) College football
Current position
Team Yale University
Biographical details
Born (1872-03-28)March 28, 1872
Jersey City, New Jersey
Died July 25, 1959(1959-07-25) (aged 87)
New York
Playing career
1890-1892 Yale University
Position(s) Tackle
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
1892 College Football All-America Team

Alexander Hamilton Wallis (March 28, 1872 – July 25, 1959) was an All-American football player. He played tackle for Yale University from 1890–1892 and was selected as an All-American in 1892.

Wallis was the son of Hamilton Wallis, a prominent lawyer of East Orange, New Jersey. He had a brother, Nathan C. Wallis and a sister, Emeline Waldron Wallis, who married James Carr Dunn of London, England.[1]

Though Wallis was a lineman, he was a frequent ball carrier for Yale. In November 1892, an article reported that Wallis was running with the ball in his old form, getting off to a quick start, “hitting the line hard and tackling equally hard.”[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dunn-Wallis". The World (New York). 1895-10-09. 
  2. ^ "Ready for the Fray". Hamilton Daily Democrat. 1892-11-12.