As a co-founder, vice-president,
and board member of the San Diego Chapter of the National Football
Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Walter Zable's life story
is an inspiration to young people growing up today. A graduate
of the College of William and Mary with a degree in Physics, Walter
was subsequently awarded a Master's Degree in physics and math
from the University of Florida. However, he not only excelled
in his academic pursuits, but proved to be a great athlete as
Accepted to the College of William
and Mary on a football scholarship, he earned an honorable mention
as an All-American football player. Playing as an end, he was
a member of the 1st team All-South Atlantic Conference. After
graduating college, Walter played semi-pro football for the Richmond
Arrows. In 1962, he was elected to the Sports Illustrated Silver
Anniversary All-American football team where he was among the
11 best college players picked for the last 25 years. In 1969,
he was elected to the William and Mary Sports Hall of Fame.
In 1979, the San Diego Chapter
of the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame gave
Walter Zable the Distinguished American Award, its highest honor.
The following year, Walter received the national organization's
Gold Medal Award. This nationwide honor is the NFF&CHF's highest
award. In 1980, he was voted into the College
Football Hall of Fame.
Walter Zable is a self-made
multimillionaire, and is the head of the nation's 200th largest
electronics firm - Cubic
Corporation. Cubic was formed in 1951 in San Diego,
and is now the area's 6th largest employer with 3500 employees
and $400 million in sales. He is very involved in the community
with directorships in many organizations and has been the recipient
of many honors for achievement throughout his illustrious career.
Walter Zable is pleased to be associated with the San Diego Chapter
of the NFF&CHF and is proud of the opportunities that it provides
to aspiring student-athletes.