Walter Gilbert (American football)

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Walter Gilbert
Born: February 5, 1915
Fairfield, Alabama
Died: August 19, 1979(1979-08-19) (aged 64)
Auburn, Alabama
Career information
Position(s) Center
College Auburn University
NFL draft 1937 / Round: 4 / Pick: 31
Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles
Career highlights and awards
Awards SEC MVP
Honors 3x All-American

Walter "Walt" Gilbert (February 5, 1915 – August 19, 1979) was a college football player from Fairfield, Alabama.


Gilbert earned three varsity football letters and was a three time All-American at Auburn University. He starred at center, but also played linebacker. He became a member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956. In 1981 Auburn began bestowing the Walter Gilbert Award to distinguished alumni athletes.