Wayne Walker, American football player, Died at 80


Wayne Harrison Walker was born on September 30, 1936, and died on May 19, 2017.

He was an American professional football player and sports broadcaster.

Walker played fifteen seasons with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, as a linebacker and placekicker.

Walker played in 200 regular season games, the second most for a defensive player at the time.

Walker played in three Pro Bowls and was thrice selected as a first-team All-NFL player.

Following the 1972 season, Walker retired as a player and was a sports broadcaster for CBS and the sports director for KPIX-TV in San Francisco from 1974 to 1994.

He was a weekend sportscaster during the off-season during his later years as a Detroit Lion.

Wayne Walker passed away at 80 years old.