|School: Lincoln||Graduation Year: 1960|
Year Inducted: 2015
Sports Played: Football, Track and Field
High School Honors: 3-year Football Letterman, 1st team All-PIL, junior and senior, 1st team All-State, senior, PIL & State rushing leader and Shrine Game MVP, senior. 3-year Track Letterman, PIL 880 champion; 3rd in State, senior.
Post High School Career: Stanford University graduate, 1964 (one year of football); White House Fellow, 1965; law degree Yale Law School, 1969; U.S. Attorney South California, 1977-79; Chairman, Union Pacific Railroad, 1986-91; Chairman, Tenneco Company, 1991-94. Died of brain cancer at age 51. Lincoln’s football field named in his memory — Mike Walsh Field.
Life lessons were learned by Mike on the playing fields of Lincoln High School. He honed his leadership skills, developed lifelong friendships, hardened his desire to win and accepted pain as part of the process. In a word, Mike was tough! He led by example. He demanded the best from himself and his teammates. Win or lose, he left it all on the field. One could not ask for more.
(Provided by younger brother Bob Walsh).