EDDIE TALBOOM (Deceased)
Inducted: August 17, 1985 in South Bend, IN
High School Attended: South Bend Washington Graduated: 1941
High School Honors: All-Northern Indiana Conference, Eastern Division; South Bend Tribune Most Valuable Player Award; team MVP and other individual awards; also an outstanding baseball player.
Served in military between high school and college careers.
College Attended: University of Notre Dame 1 year
Wyoming University Graduated: 1951
College Honors: All-American Back 1950; played in Gator Bowl 1951; Skyline Conference scoring champion, 1950, with 130 points; played for North Team in 1951 Senior Bowl game in Mobile, AL; All-American honors 1950 at age 29.
WW II service in US Army as a medical corpsman between Notre Dame and Wyoming college career made him Wyoming's oldest player.
Coaching Experience: Evanston, WY, HS with record of 9-1 and State Championship 1951; Saginaw, MI, HS with record of 8-1 and Conference Championship 1952; assistant coach at Tulsa University 1953.
Special Recognition: Was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend 2001; 1st football player from South Bend to be inducted into the College Hall.
Family: Wife, Margaret; sons, Tom, Mark, Eric, and Sam.
Mr. Talboom passed away June 6, 1998.