Walt Szot
No. 36, 89
Personal information
Born:(1920-03-30)March 30, 1920
Clifton, New Jersey
Died:November 3, 1981(1981-11-03) (aged 61)
Passaic, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:222 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Newark (NJ) St. Benedict's
NFL Draft:1944 / Round: 18 / Pick: 176
Career history
* Chicago Cardinals ( 1946 1948)
Career highlights and awards
* NFL champion (1947)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Walter Stanley Szot (March 30, 1920 – November 3, 1981) was an American football tackle who played five seasons in the National Football League with the Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in the 18th round of the 1944 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football at Bucknell University and attended Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey.[2]

College career

Szot was a three-year starter for the Bucknell Bison. He was co-captain of the 1943 Bison team. He earned first team all-state honors in 1943 while also garnering All-East and All-America recognition. Szot also earned second team All-Pennsylvania honors in 1942. He was on the boxing team for one year and was president of the "B" Club his senior year. He was inducted into the Bucknell Hall of Fame in 1993.[2]

Professional career

Chicago Cardinals

Szot was selected by the Chicago Cardinals with the 176th pick in the 1944 NFL Draft.[1] He played in 33 games, starting one, for the Cardinals from 1946 to 1948.[3]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Szot played in 23, starting two, for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1949 to 1950.[3]

Personal life

Szot served in the United States Marine Corps for three years during World War II prior to joining the Chicago Cardinals.[2][4] In 1951, Szot, a Marine reservist, was recalled to active duty during the Korean War.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "WALT SZOT". profootballarchives.com. http://www.profootballarchives.com/szot00100.html. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "WALTER SZOT". bucknellbison.com. Archived from the original on November 23, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20151123170910/http://www.bucknellbison.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=32100&ATCLID=209053046. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Walt Szot". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/S/SzotWa20.htm. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Football And America: Korean War". profootballhof.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150116024607/http://www.profootballhof.com/history/general/war/korean/page2.aspx. Retrieved November 23, 2015.

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