Langston Walker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Langston Walker
Langston Walker.JPG
At a game in Denver in October, 2010.
Free Agent
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-09-03) September 3, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) Weight: 360 lb (163 kg)
Career information
College: California
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Debuted in 2002 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Free Agent
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Games played 120
Games started 82
Fumble recoveries 2
Stats at NFL.com

Langston Branden Walker (born September 3, 1979 in Oakland, California) is an American football offensive tackle and a current free agent in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft and has also played for the Buffalo Bills. Walker played college football at California. He resides in his hometown of Oakland.

Early years[edit]

Walker attended Bishop O’Dowd High School where he was an all-state offensive lineman, having helped Bishop O’Dowd to a 10-1 record as a senior after an 11-2 mark the previous year. He also played defense as a lineman.

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Raiders[edit]

Walker was frequently used as a field goal blocker. He blocked a potential game winning field goal against the Denver Broncos on November 28, 2004. [1]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Walker was the starting right tackle for the Bills since coming to Buffalo as an unrestricted free agent March 2, 2007. Walker and the Bills agreed to a 5-year, $25 million contract with a $10 million signing bonus.

Walker started all 16 games in 2007. He was part of offensive line that allowed only 26 sacks, the fewest allowed by Buffalo since sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982. He helped pave the way for over 100 yards rushing in 11 of 16 games and a 112.5 yards per game rushing average.

In 2008 Walker hosted the internet series 68 Seconds with Langston Walker.[1]

Despite being expected to replace Jason Peters at left tackle in 2009,[2] the Bills released Walker after failed attempts to trade him on September 8.[3]

Second stint with Raiders[edit]

Walker was re-signed by the Oakland Raiders on October 14, 2009 and assigned No. 70.[4] He was re-signed on April 2, 2010.[5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]