Bobby Walston

  • 2x Pro Bowl selection (1960, 1961)
  • All Pro Selection ( 1951) 2 crew
  • NFL 1950s All- Decade Team
  • Won NFL Championship ( 1960)

Harold Robert "Bobby" Walston ( born October 17, 1928 in Columbus, Ohio, USA; † 7 October 1987 in Roselle, Illinois, USA ) was a U.S. American football player. He played in the National Football League as a wide receiver and placekicker for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Playing career

College career

Bobby Walston studied from 1947 to 1950 at the University of Georgia. There he played for the Georgia Bulldogs American football as a wide receiver and as a placekicker. Walston moved with his team during his studies in three Bowl Games a. His team was able to win any of the games. Walston was able to achieve an average room gain of 20.7 yards with his passport catches. This was a record at his college. He was broken only 26 years later. Nevertheless, Walston is still with his performance in the second place the Bulldogs leaderboard.

Professional career

Walston was drafted in 1951 by the Philadelphia Eagles in round 14 to 166 place. Coach of the team was Wayne Millner, however, to the end of the season in 1951 gave up his post for health reasons. Walston succeeded in the offense of the team from Philadelphia as a wide receiver, next to his teammate Pete Pihos enforce. He scored eight touchdowns in his rookie year. In addition, Walston was used as a placekicker on special teams.

Robert Walston moved with his team after a season with 10 wins from 12 games, in 1960 in the NFL Championship game. Opponents were coached by Vince Lombardi Green Bay Packers, who could be hit with 17:13. Walston was instrumental in the victory. He could use three passes from quarterback Norm Van Brocklin to a room gain of 38 yards. He also scored a field goal and two extra points.

After the 1962 season, Watson ended his career with the Eagles. Bobby Walston still holds numerous records of the Eagles. With 881 points scored during a career he is in first place of the leaderboard. He also scored the most extra points for his team and each has achieved the highest score of his team in nine years.

After the career

He was taken by the Chicago Bears under contract. He was responsible for personnel planning and worked as a scout for the team. He later held the same position for the United States Football League ( USFL ). Bobby Walston died in 1987 of heart failure. He is on the Mount Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois, buried.


Walston played twice in the Pro Bowl, the final game of the best players of the season. He was again elected to the All Pro and is a member of the NFL 1950s All- Decade Team.