Walt Buland
Date of birth: (1892-02-07)February 7, 1892
Place of birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Date of death: May 26, 1937(1937-05-26) (aged 45)
Career information
Position(s): Tackle, Guard
College: None
 As player:
Minneapolis Marines
Rock Island Independents
Rock Island Independents
Green Bay Packers
Duluth Eskimos

Walter Daniel Buland (February 7, 1892 – May 26, 1937)[1] was a professional football player in the early National Football League. He played in the NFL for the Rock Island Independents, Green Bay Packers and Duluth Eskimos. He also played for the Minneapolis Marines prior to their entry into the NFL.[2] Buland also played in one of the two very first NFL games. On October 3, 1920, during a game between the Independents and the Muncie Flyers, Buland blocked a Ken Huffine punt in the Flyers endzone and recovered it for a touchdown.[3]


  1. 1939-1930 Necrology at Oldest Living Pro Football Players
  2. Quirk, Jim (1998). "The Minneapolis Marines: Minnesota's Forgotten NFL Team". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 20 (1): 1–3.
  3. "The First NFL Game(s)". The Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 2: 1–4. 1981.

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