Delanie Walker

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Delanie Walker
Delanie Walker 2009.jpg
Walker during his tenure with the 49ers
No. 82     Tennessee Titans
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-08-12) August 12, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Pomona, California
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Pomona (CA)
College: Central Missouri
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 175
Debuted in 2006 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions 183
Receiving yards 2,036
Receiving TDs 14
Stats at NFL.com

Hubert Delanie Walker[1] (born August 12, 1984) is an American football tight end for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He has also played fullback and wide receiver. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Central Missouri.

Early years[edit]

Walker attended Pomona High School under the direction of Coach John Capraro.

He also excelled in track, winning the Division III 100 meters title after also finishing first in the 2002 Miramonte League Meet.

College career[edit]

Walker first enrolled at Mount San Antonio Community College. He then transferred to the University of Central Missouri. While at UCM he set or equalled several receiving records.

Professional career[edit]

2008 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 240 lb 4.49 s 1.65 s 2.68 s 4.60 s 7.23 s 36.5 in 10 ft 7 in
All values from NFL Combine

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On June 22, 2008, the 49ers signed Walker to a three-year, $6 million extension through 2012. The deal included a $1.8 million signing bonus. He also returned a kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown.

In 2011, Jim Harbaugh became head coach of the 49ers and Greg Roman became offensive coordinator for the team. They praised Delanie Walker's skill set and used him about 20 different ways in the west coast offense, including different receiver spots, backup fullback and even as an alternative kickoff returner and gunner on special teams,[2] attributes that earned him the nickname of "The Swiss Army Knife" within the team.

In 2013, Walker's aunt and uncle were killed by a drunk driver, five hours after Walker played in Super Bowl XLVII. The tragedy motivated Walker to speak out against drunk driving, and support laws requiring the installation of an ignition interlock device for first-time DUI offenders.[3]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Walker signed with the Tennessee Titans on March 12, 2013.[4]

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