Alexander Hamilton Wallis

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Alexander Hamilton Wallis
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c. 1892 at Yale
Yale Bulldogs
Position Tackle
Class Graduate
Career history
College
  • Yale (1890–1892)
Personal information
Date of birth (1872-03-28)March 28, 1872
Place of birth Jersey City, New Jersey
Date of death July 25, 1959(1959-07-25) (aged 87)
Place of death New York
Career highlights and awards

Alexander Hamilton Wallis (March 28, 1872 – July 25, 1959) was an American college football player. He played tackle for the Yale Bulldogs football team of Yale University from 1890 to 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.