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|Date of birth:June 15, 1977|
|Place of birth: Walterboro, South Carolina|
|High school: Walterboro (SC)|
|NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71|
|Debuted in 2000 for the Arizona Cardinals|
|Last played in 2008 for the Carolina Panthers|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Darwin Jamar Walker (born June 15, 1977) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was originally drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.
Walker went to Walterboro High School in South Carolina and was a letterman in football and track and field. He also set the State Record in the Shot-Put, throwing over 63 feet, which has been subsequently broken by 1 inch. Further, he graduated 4th in his 4A High School class. Darwin is the epitome of Student-Athlete.
Walker then attended North Carolina State University for one year then transferred to the University of Tennessee, where he won a National Championship with the Tennessee Vols in 1998 and graduated Magna Cum Laude in Civil Engineering in 2000.
Subsequently he was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2000 season, where he played through the 2006 season.
He was then traded on March 26, 2007 (along with a conditional 2008 draft pick) to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Takeo Spikes and quarterback Kelly Holcomb. However, there was a proviso to that trade stating that if Walker did not report to Bills training camp by August 5, 2007, he would be returned to the Eagles in exchange for a sixth round draft pick in 2008. He reportedly held out for a contract extension and never reported to Buffalo's training camp that year.
On July 29, 2007, the Buffalo Bills traded Walker's rights to the Chicago Bears in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick in 2008 (the Bears were in need of a defensive tackle after having waived troubled defensive lineman Tank Johnson in the 2007 offseason).
On April 28, 2008 he signed with the Carolina Panthers.
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