Walter R. "Polie" Sullivan

Born: October 15, 1909

Died: July 19, 1980

Hometown: Dentville, MS

Year of Induction: 1973


College Career

Copiah-Lincoln Junior College (1927-1931)

• Lettered in football, basketball, track, and baseball

• All-State, football (’28, ‘29, ‘20)

• All-State, basketball (’29, ‘30, ‘31)

Louisiana State University

• Most Valuable Player, football (’34)


Coaching Career

East Central Junior College (1938-1942)

• State junior college champions (’39)


Did You Know?

Sullivan got his nickname as a child responding to inquiries about his health during a lengthy illness. He would reply, “I’m doing ‘polie’.” The name stuck.

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