Walter Mahan

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Walter Mahan
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Mahan from The Monticola West Virginia University Yearbook, 1926
Date of birth (1902-06-23)June 23, 1902
Place of birth Follansbee, West Virginia
Date of death May 10, 1990(1990-05-10) (aged 87)
Place of death Wheeling, West Virginia
Career information
Position(s) Guard
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg)
College West Virginia
Career history
As player
1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

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.[1]

After his year with the Yellow Jackets, Mahan went on to a career as a prosecuting attorney in Brooke County, West Virginia. He died in 1990.[2]