William Valentine 'Bill' Slyker


Bill Slyker

Indiana Football Hall of Fame 1979

Date of Birth: February 14, 1899, Huron, Ohio

Date of Death: September 1, 1949, in Evansville, Indiana (50 years old)


Elyria Chronicle Telegram - Published 01/03/49

He died of a heart attack. 

After his playing days, he became a football coach.  Slyker coached at Huron, located

in Erie County, then Cleveland Heights High School and then moved on to coach

Evansville College.  At the time of his death, he was a public defender for Vanderburgh

County City Court

Can you guess how he got the middle name 'Valentine'?



1922 Evansville Crimson Giants (NFL)


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