Frank Walton
Personal information
Date of birth: (1911-12-25)December 25, 1911
Place of birth: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Date of death: September 22, 1953(1953-09-22) (aged 41)
Place of death: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
Debuted in 1934 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 1945 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
* Boston Redskins ( 1934)
Career highlights and awards
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Games played     25
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Frank Joseph "Tiger" Walton (December 25, 1911 – September 22, 1953) was an American football guard in the National Football League for the Boston/Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh.

Early lifeEdit

Walton attended and played high school football at Beaver Falls High School, where he earned honors as an offensive tackle.

College careerEdit

Walton attended and played college football at the University of Pittsburgh, where he started for three years as a tackle. He also played in the inaugural College All-Star Game in 1933.

Professional careerEdit

Playing careerEdit

In 1934, Walton played for the Boston Redskins of the National Football League. Then after taking off nine years to coach, he returned to the Redskins (who had by then moved to Washington DC) as a player and assistant coach from 1944 to 1945.

Coaching careerEdit

Walton began his coaching career at Beaver Falls High School from 1935 to 1940. He then split coaching duties with Cal Hubbard at Geneva College in 1942. After a brief return to the Redskins, Walton served as an assistant coach at Colgate University and West Virginia University.


Walton died from cancer on September 22, 1953 at Providence Hospital in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. His son, Joe Walton, also played for Beaver Falls High School and Pittsburgh and played and coached for the Redskins. They became the first father-son combo to play in the NFL, and the first father-son duo inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame.

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