TALBOOM, EDDIE

EDDIE TALBOOM  (Deceased)

Inducted:  August 17, 1985 in South Bend, IN
       
Date of Birth:  May 5, 1921 in South Bend  

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.