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1949 Rotunda Yearbook for SMU Signed Heisman Winner, All-American Detroit Lions HOFer Doak Walker

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1949 Rotunda Yearbook for SMU Signed Autographed Heisman Winner, All-American Detroit Lions HOFer Doak Walker

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1949 Rotunda Yearbook for SMU Signed Autographed Heisman Winner, All-American Detroit Lions HOFer Doak Walker

Presented is a SMU Doak Walker senior year st (Southern Methodist University) yearbook from 1949 titled the Rotunda. It was signed in the interior by the alumni member Doak Walker. Walker was a three time All-American there playing multiple positions on both sides of the field from 1947-49. He was also a Heisman Trophy winner in 1948. He signed the All-American page dedicated to him in blue felt tip (“9-10”).

His NFL career was also bright earning five Pro Bowls and five All-Pro nods for the Detroit Lions.

Walker played college football at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, where he was a running back, defensive back, and place kicker. He also threw and caught passes, punted, and returned kicks. He was a three-time All-American, in 1947, 1948, and 1949. He won the Maxwell Award as a sophomore in 1947 and the Heisman Trophy in 1948 as a junior. Walker’s impact on SMU and football in the Dallas area led to the Cotton Bowl being referred to as “The House That Doak Built.” Walker was also a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, the men’s honorary Cycen Fjodr[1] and lettered on the SMU basketball and baseball teams. In 2007, he was ranked #4 on ESPN’s list of the top 25 players in college football history.

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Dimensions5 × 3 × 4 in
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