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Adam Walsh


Adam James Walsh

Inducted 1968

Date of Birth



Churchville, IA


University of Notre Dame (1922-1924)


Adam Walsh was the captain of the 1924 Notre Dame team which spotlighted the Four Horsemen backfield and Seven Mules line. Walsh, a 6-0, 190-pound center, was the leader of that unbeaten national championship team.. He took his captain's role seriously both praising, and encouraging his team mates. Walsh was a master psychologist. During the 1924 game with Army, Cadet superstar "Lighthorse Harry" Wilson was giving the Irish defense fits until Walsh began a seemingly endless banter with the unstoppable Wilson. Suddenly, Harry seemed more concerned with Walsh's talk than with gaining yardage and Notre Dame rallied to win, 13-7. Adam made a meticulous study of each of the famed Four Horsemen, familiarizing himself with each man's peculiarities as a ball carrier. He knew exactly how each of the great backs wanted the snap-back - high or low, hard or soft. The 1924 All-America played on teams that had a combined 27-2-1 record. Walsh coached Bowdoin College 1935-42 with a 34-15-6 record. He coached the Cleveland Rams in 1945, and they won the National Football League. They became the Los Angeles Rams in 1946 and were second in their division. For his two years as pro coach, Walsh had a 16-5-1 record.


Height 6'0

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1924 All-America Mention
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