Dalzell's football teams won the Mississippi Valley Conference championship five times from 1931 and 1943 (1931, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1943). His 1931 Ram team was captained by Jay BERWANGER, later the first winner of the HEISMAN TROPHY. Lester J. "Dick" HOERNER, another football star under Dalzell, went on to fame as a member of the Los Angeles Rams.
Dalzell, head coach for the first high school all star football game, helped form the eastern Iowa Mississippi Valley Conference. In November 1964, Dalzell was honored with the naming of Dalzell Field.
Dubuque Senior High School Sports Hall of Fame (1992). Online: http://senior.dbqschools.org/athletics/sports-hall-of-fame/sports-hall-of-fame-1996/
"Wilbur Dalzell." Linwood Legacies. http://www.linwoodlegacies.org/wilbur-jennings-dalzell.html