Bud Talbott

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Bud Talbott
Date of birth: (1892-06-10)June 10, 1892
Place of birth: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Date of death: July 6, 1952(1952-07-06) (aged 60)
Career information
Position(s): Halfback/Tackle/Head Coach/Manager
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
College: Yale
Organizations
As coach:
1916
1919-1921
1920-1921
Dayton Triangles
Dayton Triangles
Dayton
As player:
1916
1917-1918
1919-1921
Dayton Triangles
Camp Sherman Football Team
Dayton Triangles
Career highlights and awards
Military service
Allegiance: United States United States
Service/branch: United States Army seal U.S. Army
United States Air Force seal U.S. Air Force
Rank: US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
Battles/wars: World War I
World War II
Korean War

Nelson S. "Bud" Talbott (June 10, 1892 - July 6, 1952) was a head coach of the Dayton Triangles of the "Ohio League" and later a charter member of the National Football League. He served in World War I, World War II and the Korean War and rose to the rank of Brigadier General. He eventually retired as the deputy director of procurement and production at Air Material Command, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Talbott began his football career, as a starting tackle and halfback from 1912 thru 1914, for Yale University. He was given to All-American honors in 1913 as a member of Walter Camp’s first team. In 1914, he was named captain of the Yale team. Bud led Yale to a 28-0 victory over Notre Dame, ending the Fighting Irish 27-game undefeated streak. He repeated with All-American honors in 1914, making several major newspaper first teams.

After graduation, he became one of the organizers of the Dayton Triangles professional football team. He coached the local team in 1916 and again from 1919 until 1921. From 1922 until 1923 he was head coach of the University of Dayton football team who had just changed their name from St. Mary’s University.

Family[edit]

Talbott's father was a wealthy engineer who was involved in the construction of the Soo Locks on Lake Superior and had various railroad interests. He was also involved in the recovery of Dayton from a 1913 flood. His mother was active in the Dayton anti-suffrage league which opposed giving women the right to vote. She was also involved in the Anti-Saloon League and was a patron of the Dayton Westminster Choir. His brother, Harold E. Talbott, was the third Secretary of the Air Force. While his grandson, Strobe Talbott, was a deputy secretary of state in the Clinton administration.

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