Walt Housman
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Housman in 2017
No. 68
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1962-10-13) October 13, 1962 (age 59)
Marshall, Missouri
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
High school:Merrimack (NH)
College:Upsala
Undrafted:1987
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Career Arena statistics
Tackles:35.5
Quarterback sacks:7
Forced fumbles:1
Pass breakups:2
Blocked kicks:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR · ArenaFan.com

Walter Henry Housman III (born October 13, 1962) is a former American football offensive tackle who played one season with the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Housman served as an assistant coach for the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL) from 2017–2019. He first enrolled at the University of Iowa before transferring to Upsala College. He attended Merrimack High School in Merrimack, New Hampshire.[1] Housman was also a member of the New York Knights, Denver Dynamite and New Orleans Night of the Arena Football League (AFL).

College career

Housman first played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes for two years before injuring his knee.[2][3]

He transferred to play for the Upsala Vikings of Upsala College for three years, graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.[2][4] He also played basketball for one year.[3]

Professional career

Housman played in three games for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL in 1987.[1] He played for the New York Knights of the AFL in 1988.[5] He played for the AFL's Denver Dynamite from 1989 to 1990. Housman played for the New Orleans Night of the AFL in 1991.[5]

Coaching career

Housman was an assistant coach for the Upsala Vikings in 1988.[2] He served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Tulane Green Wave in 1991.[2] He was defensive line for the South Dakota Coyotes from 1992 to 1996. Housman was also special teams coach of the Coyotes from 1994 to 1996 and later served as defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach from 1997 to 1998.[2] He served as defensive line coach of the Central Connecticut Blue Devils in 1999.[2] He was linebackers coach of the Saint Anselm Hawks of Saint Anselm College in 2000.[2] Housman served as defensive coordinator of the AFL's Chicago Rush from 2001 to 2008.[2] He also had previous coaching experience in the AFL with the New England Sea Wolves, Miami Hooters and New Orleans Night.[2] He was a volunteer assistant and defensive ends coach for the Holy Cross Crusaders of the College of the Holy Cross in 2009. Housman later served as defensive line coach of the Crusaders in 2010.[2] He served as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach of the Chicago Rush from 2011 to 2013.[6][7] He was the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach of the Los Angeles Kiss of the AFL from 2014 to 2016.[8][9][10][4] On March 7, 2017, Housman was named the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Baltimore Brigade.[11] In 2018, Cedric Walker became the Brigade's new defensive coordinator and Housman remained the assistant head coach.[12]

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Walt Housman". goholycross.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Bucknam, Sandy (July 22, 2010). "Merrimack High weight room dedicated to man who devoted much of his time to the town's youth". nashuatelegraph.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ a b "LA Kiss 2016 Postseason Media Guide" (PDF). afldigital.com. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-14. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Walt Housman". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  6. ^ Sims, Jeff (March 25, 2011). "Rush Defense Up to Challenge". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  7. ^ Uva, Mike (May 27, 2013). "ASSUMPTION'S HAAG TO VISIT CHICAGO RUSH (AFL)". acsportstalk.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  8. ^ "COACHING STAFF". lakissfootball.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "LOS ANGELES KISS GAME NOTES – WEEK 1" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  10. ^ Allen, Lyssa Myska (June 30, 2015). "9 Reasons We Need an NFL Franchise in Orange County". orangecoast.com/. Archived from the original on July 22, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  11. ^ "Baltimore Brigade Announce Coaching Staff". arenafootball.com. March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  12. ^ "Brigade Announce 2018 Coaching Staff". arenafan.com. March 27, 2018. Retrieved March 27, 2018.