Gerard E. Walters
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Team: Football

Gerard E. "Bucky" Walters '50
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1972

Gerard E. "Bucky" Walters '50 played on some of Brown's finest teams in the post-World War II years. In his final two seasons as an offensive and defensive tackle for Coach Rip Engle, the Bruins were 15-3. The 6-3, 254-pound Walters played in an era of excellent tackles - men such as Don Colo '50 who later was captain of the World Champion Cleveland Browns, Bill McLellan '49, and Lloyd Hill '51. Walters was a tower of strength on defense, being especially adept at hand-fighting his opponent across the line of scrimmage. The native of Brooklyn was fast for his size and had great lateral pursuit. In reminiscing about his years at Brown, Coach Rip Engle recently described Walters as the most consistent and one of the soundest linemen he had coached. As an undergraduate, Walters was a Dean's student and president of DKE fraternity. He was an All-Ivy choice, second team All-East, and was a high-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions.