Detroit Lions Top 50: #34-30

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30. Wayne Walker, LB, 1958-1972

Longevity. Wayne Walker was a member of the Detroit Lions for an impressive 15 seasons. His 200 games in honolulu blue is second only to Jason Hanson.

Walker was an extremely versatile player, taking the field as both a linebacker and a place kicker. He was drafted as the 45th overall pick of the 1958 NFL Draft out of the University of Idaho.

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Walker was a three-time Pro Bowler who, oddly enough, led the team in scoring in 1962, 1964 and 1965, then went on to be the Lions’ defensive MVP in 1968. He is still seventh in scoring in Lions history, with his numbers including 53 field goals, 172 PATs, and two touchdowns—on an interception return and a fumble return.

Post football, Walker made the transition into the broadcasting booth as a commentator for the San Francisco 49ers’ radio broadcasts for over twenty years and a commentator on Oakland Athletics80. He also broadcast regional NFL games for several years on CBS.

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