Malcolm Walker (American Football)
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Malcolm Walker American Football
Malcolm Walker
No. 57, 54
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1943-05-24) May 24, 1943 (age 76)
Dallas, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Dallas (TX) South Oak Cliff
College:Rice
NFL Draft:1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 19
AFL draft:1965 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10
(by the Houston Oilers)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:58
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Malcolm Walker (born May 24, 1943) is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. He played college football at Rice University.

Early years

Walker attended South Oak Cliff High School, where he practiced football and basketball, receiving All-City honors in both sports.

He accepted a football scholarship from Rice University in 1966, where he was a two-way player and a three-year starter, playing center on offense and linebacker on defense.

He was a two-time All-SWC selection (1963 and 1964), a first team (1964) and third team All-American (1963). He also was an All-Academic selection as mathematics major. As a senior, he played in the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl and the Chicago College All-Star Game.

Walker was named one of the 55 greatest football players at Rice University and was inducted into the Rice Athletics Hall of Fame in 1976.

Professional career

Dallas Cowboys

Walker was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (10th overall) of the 1965 NFL Draft and also in the second round (19th overall) of the 1965 AFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. As a rookie, he was placed on the injured reserve list, after suffering a knee injury while practicing for the Chicago College All-Star Game, which would affect him during the rest of his career (eventually had 3 knee operations).[1]

In 1966, he was moved to tackle because of the depth at the center position and was later placed on the taxi squad, because he wasn't fully recovered from his previous injury.[2] That season, he appeared in the last 5 games, playing mainly on special teams.

Walker became the team's starting center over Dave Manders, playing in all 14 games during the 1968 and 1969 seasons. On September 1st, 1970, after playing with multiple injuries the previous year, he was traded along with Clarence Williams to the Green Bay Packers, in exchange for future hall of famer Herb Adderley.[3][4]

Green Bay Packers

In 1970, he appeared in 11 games, with 4 starts, for the Green Bay Packers. On July 20, 1971, he was waived after failing a physical for problems on his knee.

References

  1. ^ "Sports of THE TIMES". Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Cowboys trim Down". Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Adderley dealt to Cowboys". Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Packer' Adderley Traded To Cowboys". Retrieved 2018.

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