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Enshrined in 1976 … 1912 Spring Valley H.S. graduate …. born 1895, died 1961 … one of the true giants of Rockland County athletics … Rockland’s first professional athlete; first native Rocklander to gain national recognition; first Rockland football All-America; and the only person, Rocklander or otherwise, to be named to Walter Camp’s All-America football team three years in a row at three different positions … at Spring Valley, he set the New York State 100-yard dash record at 10.0 seconds … at Rutgers University, he made All-America as Walter Camp’s third- string guard as a sophomore, third-team halfback as a junior and second-team fullback as a senior, when he led the nation in scoring … was called the best guard and punter in America … in 1913 season, he kicked four field goals averaging 44.6 yards from line of scrimmage … 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, “the fastest big man I ever saw” in the words of his Rutgers coach … at Rutgers, he also lettered in track, basketball and baseball …was the Middle States discus champion in 1913, ’14 and ’15, and once held world junior record in discus … in senior year at Spring Valley, he won five different events at county track championships … after World War I he played one season with the pro football Massillon (Ohio) Tigers and Detroit Heralds … one of his teammates was Knute Rockne … he finished his education at the University of Chattanooga (Tenn.), where he became football coach and athletic director … later coached two undefeated football teams at Weaver College in North Carolina, and served as athletic director at Rollins College in Florida and Lynchburg College in Virginia … during those years Talman headed the physical education departments of six summer schools and produced a number of championship baseball and basketball teams … he also wrote three books of poetry; produced national champions in poultry breeding; was a sportswriter at several newspapers around the country; prospected for gold, silver and oil; worked as a private detective in California and on a dredge in Central America; and helped build railroads in Alaska.