Wallace Winter

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W. C. Winter
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Winter pictured in The Official National Collegiate Athletic Association football guide, 1893
Yale Bulldogs
Position Tackle
Class Graduate
Career history
College Yale (1890–1892)
Personal information
Date of birth (1872-08-08)August 8, 1872
Place of birth Hudson, Wisconsin
Date of death May 10, 1947(1947-05-10) (aged 74)
Place of death Chicago, Illinois
Career highlights and awards
All-American

Wallace Charles Winter, Sr. (August 8, 1872 – May 10, 1947)[1] was an All-American football player. He played tackle for Yale University from 1890–1892 and was selected to the 1891 College Football All-America Team.

After graduating from Yale, Winter became a competitive golfer.[2]

Winters's son, Wallace C. Winter, Jr., was also a back for the Yale football team, but quit the team to serve as an aviator in France during World War I.[3] The younger Winter was killed in action in March 1918 while flying behind enemy lines in Germany.[4] Winter had earlier been reported missing, but survived that episode to receive the Croix de Guerre in Feb 1917.[5]

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