New Brunswick Black History Society

Major Walter Peters

Walter Peters is primarily known for his time as an aviator, but it is worth noting that he has a history in sports. He was a gifted athlete, originally playing Rugby before eventually switching to football. It was through football he got an athletic scholarship and was able to attend university.
As the running back for Mount Allison’s first football season, Peters was the school’s MVP and Rookie of the Year, scoring the first touchdown.