Walter Gilbert
Born:February 5, 1915
Fairfield, Alabama
Died:August 19, 1979(1979-08-19) (aged 64)
Auburn, Alabama
Career information
CollegeAuburn University
NFL draft1937 / Round: 4 / Pick: 31
Drafted byPhiladelphia Eagles
Career highlights and awards
Honors3x All-American

Walter Gilbert (February 5, 1915 – August 19, 1979) was a college football player from Fairfield, Alabama.


Gilbert earned three varsity football letters and was a three time All-American at Auburn University. He starred at center, but also played linebacker. He became a member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956. In 1981 Auburn began bestowing the Walter Gilbert Award to distinguished alumni athletes.