Carl Walters Sr.

Carl Walters, SrBorn: December 28, 1903
Died: March 14, 1990
Hometown: Laurel, MS
Year of Induction: 1993


Sports Writing Career

Meridian Star (1924-1945)
Tupelo Daily Journal (1945-48)
Jackson Daily News (1948-55)
Jackson State Times (1955-56)
Clarion-Ledger (1956-1977)
  • Member Football Writers Assn. of America
  • Heisman Trophy Award Committee MS chairman (24 years)
  • Associated Press All American Board (7 times)
  • Mississippi’s Outstanding Sports Writer (5 times)
  • Charter member Naitonal Sportscasters and Sports Writers Assn.
  • First non-coach inducted into Mississippi Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Charter member Mississippi Sports Writers Hall of Fame
  • Member, founding committee, Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

Did You Know?

Carl turned down many job offers elsewhere, including San Diego, Calif., where he was offered the sports editor’s job. He said he could never know as much about California as he did Mississippi and he did not want to give that up.