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Marvin Washington

A solid Vandal defender in more sports than one, Marvin Washington was a standout defensive end for the Vandal football team and a good rebounder for the basketball squad from 1987-88. In 1988, Washington sacked opposing quarterbacks a then-school-record 14.5 times for 83 yards lost. He earned First Team All-Big Sky honors and Third Team All-America honors after helping lead the Vandals to a 9-1 regular season record, a Big Sky title and a semifinal appearance at the NCAA D-1AA playoffs. Washington was chosen by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 1989 NFL Draft and he played for 11 seasons with three different teams, compiling 40.5 career sacks and one interception.

Ian Waltz

Career Highlights: 2008 Olympic Trials champion; Three-time USA champion (’05, ’06, ‘08); 2007 USA runner-up; 2006 World Cup bronze medalist; 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials runner-up; Eight-time collegiate All-American; Two-time PAC-10 discus champion; 1997 Pac-10 shot put champion Waltz qualified for this third career trip to a World Outdoor Championships with his third place finish at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships. Waltz won the men’s discus at the 2008 Olympic Trials, capturing his third national title and second Olympic team spot. His winning throw at the Trials was a whopping seven feet better than that of his nearest competitor. His winning throw at Salinas of 68.90m/226-0 on May 22 was the best by an American in 2008, and just one inch shy of his career best. Waltz ended the 2007 season ranked #1 in the U.S. by Track & Field News after finishing as the runner-up at the AT&T USA Outdoor Championships and placing eighth at the World Athletics Final…In 2006, he won his second consecutive U.S. title, finished third at the World Cup, posted a new personal best and ended the year ranked #4 in the world by Track & Field News…Waltz leaped onto the international stage in 2005 by winning his first-ever men’s discus U.S. Outdoor title and placing fifth at the World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Waltz increased his personal best to 66.95m/219-8 with his win in La Jolla, Calif…A seven-time All-American and school discus record holder at Washington State University, Waltz finished second in the discus during the final day of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials. His sixth and final throw of 64.69 meters/212 feet, 2 inches earned him a spot on the team…A prep standout at Port Falls HS in Idaho, Waltz earned four track letters and three letters as a fullback and defensive end in football. The state record holder in the discus, Waltz was named the Idaho Athlete of the Year in 1995. A kinesiology major at WSU…married to former pole vaulter Stacy Dragila, who gave birth to their daughter Allyx Josephine on June 21, 2010

Leonard Walker

One of the “boxing Walker brothers from Gem, Idaho, Leonard was district champion and state champion as a senior and undefeated in 19 bouts at Wallace High School. In college, he was Pacific Coast Champion in 1949 and 1951 and NCAA Champion in 1949 and 1950. His record at the University of Idaho was 38-5 and was one of the best boxers in the nation during this time.

In High School he was also a participant in track and football and was known for his desire and his relentless drive to succeed. He was one nobody wanted to tangle with and his reputation was will known throughout the Inland Empire.

After being in the service he returned to the University of Idaho to complete his degree. His early death was untimely, but his legend as an athlete and boxer will never be forgotten.

Larry Wilson

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Jeff Wilson

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William Williams

William Williams was a two-sport athlete at Idaho in the 1940s. He was a Pacific Coast Conference champion boxer at Idaho as well as a quarterback for the football team. He won the 145-pound crown in boxing at the 1942 Pacific Coast Conference Championships and helped lead Idaho football to eight wins, including a 19-16 upset at Stanford. His college career was put on hold as World War II began and Williams enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he became a B-24 pilot. He flew 26 combat missions over Germany before returning home at the end of the war to resume his studies. After Idaho, he went on to serve on the Spokane County Superior Court Bench for more than 20 years, after which he served on the Washington Supreme Court for seven years – three as Chief Justice.

Rollie Williams

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Guy Wicks

Guy Wicks will be remembered as a founding figure of Idaho Athletics. A Moscow native, Wicks grew up watching the Vandals, then went on to become one himself. He was a three-year letter winner for the Idaho baseball team from 1921-24, a time during which he helped lead the team to a .500 win percentage. After graduation, he stayed close to home. In 1941, he returned to Moscow as the head basketball coach. When World War II came around and forced many young men to put their coaching and playing days on hiatus, Wicks filled in anywhere and everywhere he could. He acted as head basketball coach twice in 1942 and 1947, coached Idaho baseball in 1943, 1947 and 1948 and also coached the freshman football team for a number of years. As a result of his leadership in Vandal athletics, U of I’s outdoor soccer field and intramural fields on the West end of campus bear his name. The University of Idaho’s “Guy and Grace Wicks Award” annually recognizes two outstanding seniors, based on academic success, campus activities and service to the university and the community.

Michael Whiles

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Darwin Walters

Darwin Walters was a solid player for a Big Sky Champion Idaho men’s tennis team in 1968. Walters helped lead Idaho to an 18-10 overall record during the season, which the Vandals capped with their third successive Big Sky title. Following the season, Walters was honored as an All-Big Sky selection. After his time at Idaho, Walters continued to compete in amateur tournaments and climbed all the way to a No. 1 national ranking in both singles, doubles and mixed doubles. He also won five United States Tennis Association national titles in doubles and mixed doubles between 1994 and 2003. In addition to his time as a player, Walters also served as a coach to numerous junior athletes and has seen many of them go on to productive collegiate and professional careers.