Darwin Walker

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Darwin Walker
No. 75, 97, 99, 93
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-06-15) June 15, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Walterboro, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 294 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school: Walterboro (SC)
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Debuted in 2000 for the Arizona Cardinals
Last played in 2008 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
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 has was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears. He now works for Fox 29 in Philadelphia as a pre and post game analyst for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Early years[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Walker was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft, but was released before playing a game.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Subsequently he was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2000 season, where he played through the 2006 season.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

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.[1]

Chicago Bears[edit]

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).

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On April 28, 2008 he signed with the Carolina Panthers.

Career statistics[edit]

Year Games Tackles Solo Tackles Deflects Sacks Forced Fumbles Interceptions Int Yards Touchdowns
2001 10 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2002 16 33 28 2 7.5 2 0 0 0
2003 16 42 37 5 6 0 0 0 0
2004 8 15 12 2 1 1 0 0 0
2005 13 25 21 0 3 1 0 0 0
2006 16 36 27 4 6 1 1 5 0
2007 11 17 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
2008 10 10 6 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 108 197 154 14 28.5 5 1 6 0

References[edit]

[2]http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/2202/darwin-walker

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