Mahan from The Monticola West Virginia University Yearbook, 1926
|Date of birth||June 23, 1902|
|Place of birth||Follansbee, West Virginia|
|Date of death||May 10, 1990(aged 87)|
|Place of death||Wheeling, West Virginia|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
|1926||Frankford Yellow Jackets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Walter Everett Mahan (June 23, 1902 – May 10, 1990) was an American football player. He played in the National Football League (NFL) 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 West Virginia he was a four-year letterman during which time the Mountaineers lost only three games. In 1922, Mahan helped West Virginia to a 10–0–1 record. This earned the Mountaineers a trip to their first ever bowl game the San Diego East-West Christmas Classic. The game was held on December 22, 1922, in San Diego, California. West Virginia defeated Gonzaga, 21–13.
In 1924 Mahan,as a junior, helped the Mountaineers post an 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 West Virginia all-time team for 1919 to 1929. He was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.