Walsh died at about 11 a.m. at home, officials said.
Walsh's family was at his side shortly before his death.
Here is a recent article that Walsh did for the Mercury News:
Mark Purdy, Mercury News
Article Launched: 04/29/2007 01:41:19 AM PDT
What was the most memorable part of attending San Jose State University?
The best-looking girls in the Bay Area were there, for sure. ... In football, there were a couple of games in the 1952 season - we won at the College of Pacific and I played every play and we beat BYU in the homecoming game and I played every play. ... In the classroom, some history classes I took, especially Civil War history.
Who inspired you most at San Jose State?
Bob Bronzan, my football coach.
If you could have given one piece of advice to yourself as a college student, what would you say?
I would have taken a much more serious view of my studies. In graduate school, I did.
How did your San Jose State education influence your life over the years?
"That goes back to Bob Bronzan. He influenced so many people over the years there. He was a dynamic teacher, far ahead of his time. He was demanding and had high expectations."
- Mark Purdy, Mercury News