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The National Football Foundation
and College Hall of Fame
Walter J. Zable/San Diego Chapter
Walter J. Zable

All-American Football Player
College of William and Mary
Founder, Board Chairman, & CEO
Cubic Corporation
Semi-Pro Football Player
Richmond Arrows
 

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 well.

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.