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Walter T. Beach III '60

BSED Sociology

Former NFL Boston Patriots Football Player/Owner of Beach Investment

After graduation from CMU, Walt played in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots during 1960 and 1961.  He then went on to play for the Cleveland Browns from 1962 to 1966, when the Browns won the NFL Championship in 1964.  During this time, he played alongside teammate Jim Brown (who became an NFL star) and they developed a lifelong friendship.  Also in 1964 Coca-Cola came out with commemorative bottle caps.  Below is Walter’s. 

Walt is currently the owner of Beach Investment.  He worked as a training director of the N.Y.C. Department of Corrections, he was an assistant principal of an elementary school in N.Y.C. and a trainer of Child Welfare Counselors for the City of New York before becoming the CEO of his friend Jim Brown’s company, Amer-I-Can. 

Walt appeared in a Spike Lee film about Jim's life “Jim Brown All American”. 

He is married to Gail and lives in Pennsylvania.  

CMU Affiliations: Walt set six CMU records during his football career including single-season rushing (1,084); career rushing (2,968), career receptions (62); career receiving yardage (928); total offense (3,018).  He was named All-American in 1959 by the Associated Press, and NAIA All-America honorable mention selection in 1958 and 1959.  He was named CMU MVP in 1958 and 1959.  He ran a school record-tying 9.7 in the 100-yard dash. Walt was inducted into the CMU Athletics Hall of fame for Football/Track and Field in 1985.