Walt Schlinkman
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Personal information
Born:(1922-05-02)May 2, 1922
Channing, Texas, U.S.
Died:October 5, 1994(1994-10-05) (aged 72)
Weimar, Texas, U.S.
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Dumas
(Dumas, Texas)
College:Texas Tech
NFL Draft:1945 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
As a player:
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:1,455
Rushing touchdowns:8
Receiving yards:–1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Walter Gaye Schlinkman (May 2, 1922 – October 5, 1994) was an American football player and coach. He played professionally as a fullback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers used the 11th pick in the first round of the 1945 NFL Draft to sign Schlinkman out of Texas Technological College (now known as Texas Tech University). Schlinkman played in 46 games over four seasons with the Packers before he retired from playing in 1949.

Schlinkman began his coaching career as an assistant as Lake Forest College in 1951. He was hired by Marquette University as an assistant in 1954.[1] After two years as an assistant at Columbia University, Schlinkman was hired in 1957 as backfield coach by the BC Lions of the Western Interprovincial Football Union, a forerunner of the Canadian Football League West Division.[2] In 1958, he joined the staff of Jim Owens at the University of Washington.[3] Schlinkman went on to a long career in the Houston Oilers organization.


  1. ^ "Marquette Signs Walt Schlinkman". Janesville Daily Gazette. Janesville, Wisconsin. Associated Press. August 16, 1954. p. 11. Retrieved September 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  2. ^ "Former Packer Back Take Coaching Job". The Rhinelander Daily News. Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Associated Press. February 16, 1957. p. 11. Retrieved September 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  3. ^ "Schlinkman Added To Huskies' Staff". Valley Morning Star. Harlingen, Texas. United Press International. September 24, 1958. p. 8. Retrieved September 19, 2016 – via Newspapers.com open access.