Thursday, May 17, 2012

Former Eagles OL coach Bill Walsh passes

The Eagles have reported that former offensive line coach Bill Walsh passed away on Sunday at his home in Atlanta at the age of 84.

Walsh spent 32 years coaching professional football and wrapped up his stellar career with the Eagles from 1987-91 before retiring to his home in Atlanta.

A former star at Phillipsburg (N.J.) High School, Walsh played his college football at Notre Dame where he was an All-America center and a part of two national championship squads. After a six-year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers that resulted in two All-Pro selections, Walsh began his pro coaching career in 1960 with the Dallas Texans of the American Football League. The Texans became the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL and Walsh won a Super Bowl with them in 1970.

Walsh is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley; six children, nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.
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