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Catalog Number 2009.030.185
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Mark Walen of Burlingame High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 23, 2005. Plaque includes image of Walen and a brief biography: "As a young teenager, Mark Walen didn't cotton much to football. But a high school teacher, who happened to be the varsity football coach, convinced Walen to give the sport a try. It didn't take long for him to be successful. Big and quick for his size, Walen rapidly developed into one of the best lineman on the Peninsula a generation ago. Later, at UCLA, he became the defensive lineman of the year in the Pac-10. He then spent four productive seasons as a defensive tackle with the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Mark Walen Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 23, 2005
Inscription Text "503J" (inked black, back top center)

"Made in / Mexico" (small rectangular black and gold sticker, back top center.)

"ALPINE / AWARDS / & IMPRINTED SPORTSWEAR, INC. / Foster City… "(gold and green sticker with locations, phone numbers and website information, back right center, partially covered with two-sided tape).
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Burlingame
Burlingame High School
Football
Walen, Mark
Subjects Sports
Awards
Athletes
Football
Football players
People Walen, Mark