Walter R. Foltz
Sport(s): Basketball (Men's), Football
An Indianapolis native, Wally Foltz was a standout on the DePauw football field almost immediately. He earned a starting slot on both offense and defense as a sophomore. That year he was both the team's leading pass receiver and tackler. During his junior season he led the team in pass receptions on the team and was one of the leading pass receivers in the Midwest, catching 17 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns. Foltz led his team in tackles and minutes played and was selected all-conference and Little All-American, in spite of contracting mononucleosis, which shortened his season. He played varsity basketball and was an occasional starter his sophomore, junior and senior years. His senior year, however, was the capping of an exceptional four-year football career. He was selected to the all-conference team, Little All-American team, the Together Magazine Methodist All-American team and was elected co-captain by his teammates. He was invited to play in the All-American Bowl in Tucson and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL, the Dallas Texans of the AFL, and was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He accepted the 49ers offer but instead joined the Air Force, where he served for six years. He has been rated in the top 10 in Indiana men's tennis, earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, was a participant in the Pan Am Games in Indianapolis and has been coach and youth director for soccer, baseball, football and basketball in Indianapolis. A small business owner for 23 years, he is currently vice president of Sports Recycled, Inc. and area manager for the United States Chamber of Commerce. He is married to Michelle and the father of two children. The Foltzs live in Indianapolis.