Lawrance “Laurie”  Walquist  a football and basketball star at at the University of Illinois. In January of his senior year, it was revealed that Walquist had been moonlighting as a professional football player while playing for Illinois.  He was declared ineligible for any more college athletics. Walquist would go on to have a long and success pro football career. He played nine seasons with the Chicago Bears. Walquist also played pro basket basketball.  During the 1925-26  season he was player-coach  for the Chicago Bruins team in the American Basketball League.


LAURIE WALQUIST Height: 5:08 Weight: 165 College: Illinois’22
Lawrance Wilfred Walquist Born:  Mar 9, 1898        Died: Sep 28, 1985 Hometown: Rockford, Ill.
Played Professiona Football REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1919-20 Illionis (Frosh) College
1919-20 Illionis College
1920-21 Illionis College
1921-22 Illionis College
1921-22 Harvard Marvels Indep
1922-23 Rockford Thomas Cats Indep
1924-25 Chicago Bruins Indep
1925-26 Chicago ABL 6 4 2 10 1.7
Major League Totals 6 4 2 10 1.7



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