Eddie Talboom

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Eddie Talboom
Born: May 5, 1921
Delphos, Ohio
Died: June 6, 1998
Dunedin, Florida
Career information
Position(s) Halfback
College University of Wyoming

Eddie Talboom (May 15, 1921 – June 6, 1998) was an All-American football player (1952) from the University of Wyoming.

Football career[edit]

Talboom began his career at Notre Dame, but moved to the University of Wyoming after serving in World War II. It was there that Talboom achieved the Cowboys' rushing touchdown record of 34. His total of 10.8 average points per game places Talboom fifth in NCAA history.[1]

Awards and distinctions[edit]

Talboom won the Gator Bowl MVP award in 1951[2] and was posthumously[3] elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Outside of his football career, Talboom was a teacher.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Haynes joins others in Hall of Fame". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. 11 August 2001. Retrieved 1 September 2009. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Those Stalwart Sons". Toledo Blade. 3 January 1951. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Cowboys' Novacek joins Hall inductees". The Denver Post. 5 February 2008. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Bay Area's two ties to Fame". San Francisco Chronicle. 26 April 2000. Retrieved 1 September 2009.