May 2, 1922|
October 5, 1994 (aged 72)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Dumas (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||1945 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11|
Walter Gaye Schlinkman (May 2, 1922 – October 5, 1994) was an American gridiron football player and coach. He played professionally as a fullback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers used the 11th pick in the first round of the 1945 NFL Draft to sign Schlinkman out of Texas Technological College—now known as Texas Tech University. Schlinkman played in 46 games over four seasons with the Packers before he retired from playing in 1949.
Schlinkman began his coaching career as an assistant as Lake Forest College in 1951. He was hired by Marquette University as an assistant in 1954. After two years as an assistant at Columbia University, Schlinkman was hired in 1957 as backfield coach by the BC Lions of the Western Interprovincial Football Union, a forerunner of the Canadian Football League West Division. In 1958, he joined the staff of Jim Owens at the University of Washington.
- "Marquette Signs Walt Schlinkman". Janesville Daily Gazette. Janesville, Wisconsin. Associated Press. August 16, 1954. p. 11. Retrieved September 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com .
- "Former Packer Back Take Coaching Job". The Rhinelander Daily News. Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Associated Press. February 16, 1957. p. 11. Retrieved September 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com .
- "Schlinkman Added To Huskies' Staff". Valley Morning Star. Harlingen, Texas. United Press International. September 24, 1958. p. 8. Retrieved September 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com .
- Career statistics and player information from Pro-Football-Reference · Databasefootball.com
- Walt Schlinkman at Find a Grave
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