Alvin Walker

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Alvin "Skip" Walker
No. 32 @ Texas A&M, 33 @ Ottawa Rough Riders
Date of birth (1954-09-11) September 11, 1954 (age 62)
Place of birth Houston, Texas
Career information
Position(s) RB
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
College Texas A&M
NFL draft 1976 / Round: 11 / Pick: 311
Drafted by Houston Oilers
Career history
As player
1980–1981 Montreal Alouettes
1982–1984 Ottawa Rough Riders
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1982, 1983

Alvin "Skip" Walker (b:(1954-09-11)September 11, 1954) is an American former professional football player, football coach and teacher. Walker was a Canadian Football League (CFL) running back who played for the Montreal Alouettes and Ottawa Rough Riders in the 1980s.[1] He was a CFL All-Star in 1982 and 1983. His brother Cornelius Walker also played for the Rough Riders.

Playing career[edit]

Walker played university football for Texas A&M. Walker was drafted by the Houston Oilers but was cut at training camp.[1] Walker worked as a teacher and continued to work out. In 1980, Walker moved to Canada to play for the Saskatchewan Roughriders but was traded to the Montreal Alouettes before the season began. Walker played two seasons for Montreal, but was traded to Ottawa when Montreal signed David Overstreet. Walker joined Ottawa in 1982 and played three seasons for Ottawa. He led the CFL in rushing yards in 1982 and 1983. In 1983, Walker set the Riders single-season rushing record with 1431 yards.[2]

After retirement, Walker returned to Texas. Walker was a coach and science teacher at Murchison Middle School (Austin, Texas) in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Alvin "Skip" Walker is the manager of Hoover's Cooking restaurant in Austin, Texas. He is married to Kimberly James Walker.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McRae 2010.
  2. ^ Ferguson 2005, p. 461.