AUBURN ALL-AMERICAN
Walter Gilbert
Center
1934, 1935, 1936
Auburn's only three-time All-American, Walter Gilbert played center on the 1934, 1935 and 1936 teams. Known as one of the first "roving centers," he also excelled at linebacker. Then Auburn assistant Ralph Jordan described Gilbert "as possibly the greatest linebacker-center in the history of Southern football." Gilbert became a member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1956. Since 1981, Auburn University has issued the Walter Gilbert Award to Auburn athletes who have distinguished themselves through achievements after graduating from Auburn.