Walter Mahan from The Monticola West Virginia University Yearbook, 1926.
|Date of birth:||June 23, 1902|
|Place of birth:||Follansbee, West Virginia, United States|
|Date of death:||May 10, 1990(aged 87)|
|Place of death:||Wheeling, West Virginia, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||212 lb (96 kg)|
|1926||Frankford Yellow Jackets|
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Walter Everett Mahan was a professional football player in the National Football League for the Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1926 NFL season. Mahan won the 1926 NFL championship with the Yellow Jackets.
Prior to playing in the NFL, Mahan played college football at West Virginia University. While at WVU he was a four-year letterman and lost only three games over his four-year span by a combined 20 points. In 1922, Mahan helped WVU to a 10-0-1 record. This earned the Mountaineers a trip to their first ever bowl game, the East-West Bowl. The game was held on December 22, 1922, in San Diego, California. WVU would go on to defeat Gonzaga University 21-13.
In 1924 Mahan,as a junior, helped the Mountaineers post a 8-1 overall record, totaling 302 points in nine contests, the most of any Eastern squad, and outscored the opposition by nearly a 7-1 margin. Mahan was a first team All-American pick by Midweek Pictorial and Metropolitan News. Mahan was also named as a third team All-American right guard by Walter Camp, and was selected to the all-Eastern team.
In 1925, Mahan captained the Mountaineers to another 8-1 mark. Mahan is also a member of the WVU all-time team for 1919-29. He was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.