Bill McKalip

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Bill McKalip
Date of birth (1907-06-05)June 5, 1907
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Date of death July 11, 1993(1993-07-11) (aged 86)
Place of death Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Career information
Position(s) End & Half Back
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Oregon State
Career history
As player
1931–1932 Portsmouth Spartans
1934 Detroit Lions
1936 Detroit Lions
Career highlights and awards
Awards 2-Time All-Pro (1935 & 1936)
Oregon Sports Hall of Fame - 1991
OSU Hall of Fame - 1990
Career stats

William 'Bill' Ward McKalip (June 5, 1907 – July 11, 1993)[1] is a former American football end and half back who played four seasons in the NFL with the Portsmouth Spartans and the Detroit Lions.

College career[edit]

McKalip chose to enroll at Oregon State for his college education and to play football. He lettered in football from 1926 through 1928. As a senior, he earned All-Pacific Coast Conference First Team, Associated Press All-Northwest First Team, and United Press International All-Coast Second Team. He was also chosen to play in the 1930 East-West Shrine Game.[2]

Professional career[edit]

McKalip played in the NFL for four seasons, two with the Portsmouth Spartans and two after they became the Detroit Lions. During his time with the program, he was a two-time All-Pro selection in 1931 and 1934. In the 1931 season, he had 4 receiving touchdowns.[3]


McKalip was named to the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1991[4] and the Oregon State University Hall of Fame in 1990,[2] both for his football prowess. He died in Corvallis, Oregon on July 11, 1993.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Social Security Death Index Search Results". Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  2. ^ a b "Oregon State University Sports Hall of Fame". Oregon State Sports Information. Retrieved 2007-12-26. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Bill McKalip". Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame Roll of Honor Members". Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Archived from the original on August 1, 2013. Retrieved February 23, 2010.