Bobby Walden

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Bobby Walden
Date of birth: (1938-03-09) March 9, 1938 (age 76)
Place of birth: Boston, Georgia
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): RB/P
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
College: Georgia
Organizations
As player:
1961-1963
1963
1964-1967
1968-1977
Edmonton Eskimos
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Minnesota Vikings
Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Career stats
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Robert Earl Walden (born March 9, 1938) was a punter with a 17-year career in professional football, 14 of which were played in the National Football League from 1964 to 1977. Previously, Walden had played 3 years in the Canadian Football League from 1961-1963. Walden was a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl IX and Super Bowl X winning teams.[1]

He led the NFL in punting in 1964 with a 46.4 yard average and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1969 season.

Before his NFL career, Walden led the Canadian Football League in punting, rushing, and receiving as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1961 and 1962.[2]

Walden played for the University of Georgia Bulldogs for three years, 1958-1960. In 1958, as a sophomore, he led the nation in average yards per punt. In 1960, he set an Orange Bowl record for yards per punt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walden: Steeler All-Time Great". bainbridgega.com. November 2, 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "The Almost All-Time Pittsburgh Steelers Offense". bleacherreport.com. June 17, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2011.