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Walter Franklin

Inducted 1981


Walter Franklin provided for the expansion of the University of Colorado football team. He directed CU’s entry in the Big Seven and was a guarding force in the construction of Folsom Field.

Franklin was a four-sport letterman at CU and received All-Conference football honors in 1921.

In 1934, he was a graduate manager and acted as one of the judges in the contest to find an official mascot for the school—”Buffaloes” was the winning entry.

Walter Franklin

Franklin was a four-sport letterman.