Eddie Talboom
Date of birth: May 5, 1921
Place of birth: Delphos, Ohio
Date of death: June 6, 1998
Place of death: Dunedin, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
College: University of Wyoming
College Football Hall of Fame

Eddie Talboom (May 15, 1921 – June 6, 1998) was an All-American football player (1952) from the University of Wyoming.

Football careerEdit

Talboom began his career at Notre Dame, but moved to the University of Wyoming after serving in World War II. It was there that Talboom achieved the Cowboys' rushing touchdown record of 34. His total of 10.8 average points per game places Talboom fifth in NCAA history.[1]

Awards and distinctionsEdit

Talboom won the Gator Bowl MVP award in 1951[2] and was posthumously[3] elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Outside of his football career, Talboom was a teacher.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Haynes joins others in Hall of Fame". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. 11 August 2001. Retrieved 1 September 2009.[dead link]
  2. "Those Stalwart Sons". Toledo Blade. 3 January 1951.,647589&dq=eddie-talboom+gator+bowl. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  3. "Cowboys' Novacek joins Hall inductees". The Denver Post. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
  4. "Bay Area's two ties to Fame". San Francisco Chronicle. 26 April 2000. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
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