Walter Beach

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Walter Beach
No. 41, 49
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1933-01-31) January 31, 1933 (age 82)
Place of birth: Pontiac, Michigan
Career information
College: Central Michigan
NFL draft: 1960 / Round: 15 / Pick: 180
(By the New York Giants)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 48
Interceptions: 6
Fumble recoveries: 2
Stats at NFL.com

Walter Beach III (born January 31, 1933 in Pontiac, Michigan) is a former American football player. As a safety, he played college football at the Central Michigan University, where he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.[1] He also played professionally in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots in 1960 and 1961, and in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns from 1962 through 1966. He was part of the Cleveland Browns team which won the NFL Championship in 1964.[2][3]Beach was also part of a group of black athletes who publicly supported Muhammad Ali’s refusal to be inducted into the United States Army, as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.[2][3]

Beach is the CEO of Amer-I-Can of New York, a life skills management program founded by his friend and teammate, Jim Brown. In 2014, Beach authored the book, Consider This (ISBN 978-0-9652-0105-6).[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". CMU Chippewa Athletics. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c William C. Rhoden (September 28, 2014). "Ex-Brown Walter Beach Recalls Black Athletes’ Support of Ali". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Branson Wright (October 1, 2014). "Cleveland Browns 1964 championship season: Cornerback Walter Beach". Cleveland.com. Retrieved February 9, 2015.