Walter N. Jackson
Walter N. Jackson
Hometown: New Bedford, MA
Team: Soccer

Walter N. Jackson '39
Hometown:
New Bedford, MA
Sport:
Soccer
Year Inducted:
1972

Walter N. Jackson ’39 was an outstanding player under Coach Sam Fletcher during the first golden era of Brown soccer. As a sophomore, he was a member of the undefeated New England championship team that recorded Brown’s first soccer victory over Yale. Anchoring the defense from his center halfback position, Jackson helped lead the Bruins to a 8-1-2 record the next year, the only loss being a 1-0 decision at West Point. This 1937 team outscored its 11 opponents 28-4, posting shutouts in the last six games. Jackson’s speed and aggressive style of play made him a valuable man in the center of the field, both on offense and defense. The New Bedford High School graduate was always a dangerous scorer and pumped five goals home in each of his first two seasons. Jackson captained the Bruins in 1938 and moved up to center forward, where he was a constant scoring threat. At the end of the season, Jackson was named center forward on the All-East team and gained honorable mention All-American.