Walt Holmer
Biographical details
Born(1902-12-05)December 5, 1902
Moline, Illinois
DiedAugust 27, 1976(1976-08-27) (aged 73)
Cashmere, Washington
Playing career
1926–1928Northwestern
1929–1930Chicago Bears
1931–1932Chicago Cardinals
1933Boston Redskins
1933Pittsburgh Pirates
Position(s)Quarterback, running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1934–1941Boston University (backfield)
1942Boston University
1946Boston University
1947–1950Colby
Head coaching record
Overall18–25–4
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 MIAA (1949)

Walter Ree Holmer (December 5, 1902 – August 27, 1976) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally as a quarterback and running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Boston Redskins, and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Holmer served as the head football coach at Boston University in 1942 and 1946 and at Colby College from 1947 to 1950. He played college football at Northwestern University.

A native of Moline, Illinois, Holmer died on August 27, 1976, in Cashmere, Washington.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Boston University Terriers (Independent) (1942)
1942 Boston University 4–5
Boston University Terriers (Independent) (1946)
1946 Boston University 5–2–1
Boston University: 9–7–1
Colby Mules (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1947–1950)
1947 Colby 1–6 1–2
1947 Colby 1–6–1 0–3 4th
1949 Colby 3–3–2 2–0–1 T–1st
1950 Colby 4–3 1–2
Colby: 9–18–3 4–7–1
Total: 18–25–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

References

  1. ^ "Walter Holmer, former pro gridder dies". The Dispatch. Moline, Illinois. August 31, 1976. p. 18. Retrieved June 18, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.