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Walt Laitas
Walt Laitas

Westville, Ill.

Football, Track and Field

Football (1940-41, 46-47), Men's Track and Field (1940, 46)

Inducted: 1974

Four-time all-conference football tackle (1940, 1942, 1946, 1947) despite having his career interrupted by military service ... Illinois State won two league titles in that span, and he was captain and MVP of the 1947 team ... lettered in track and field before and after World War II ... taught and coached both football and track at Metamora High School ... died in 2010 at the age of 88.