Jay Walker (legislator)

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Jay Walker
Jay Walker (quarterback and politician) (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates from District 26
Assumed office
January 10, 2007
Preceded by Darryl A. Kelley
Constituency Prince George's County
Personal details
Born Jewel Jacobia Walker
(1972-01-24) January 24, 1972 (age 45)
Los Angeles, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Monique (Anderson) Walker
Children Jeannine, Jewel, Jasmine
Residence Fort Washington, Maryland
Occupation entrepreneur , sports commentator
Jay Walker
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Date of birth (1972-01-24) January 24, 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
College Long Beach State
Howard
NFL draft 1994 / Round: 7 / Pick: 198
Career history
As player
1994 New England Patriots
1995 Barcelona Dragons
1996–1997 Minnesota Vikings

Jay Walker (born January 24, 1972) is an American politician who represents district 26 in the Maryland House of Delegates.

Background[edit]

Born in California, January 24, 1972, Delegate Walker attended University High School in Los Angeles and graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in political science. He is married to Monique Anderson Walker. He lives in Fort Washington, MD with her two daughters Jeannine, Jasmine and son Jewel. Her daughter Jasmine plays lacrosse at George Washington University. His son Jewel plays on the 2016 Maryland State Champion Prince George's Pride lacrosse team.

Currently, Walker is CEO and President of Walker Financial Services, and a college football analyst for ESPN.[1]

Football career[edit]

Walker is also a former quarterback in National Football League, having been drafted in the 7th round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He also played for the Minnesota Vikings for two years. He attempted two career passes. Both were completions.[2]

Walker was drafted by the California Angels as a pitcher right out of High School. After one season of minor league baseball, Walker returned to football. He played his college ball at Howard University and Long Beach State. Walker transferred from Long Beach State when football was eliminated as a sport at the school. At Howard he was the single-season leader in pass completions and in passing yardage. "SkyWalker", as he was called at Howard, also holds the single-game record for most pass completions with 38 and was selected to the All-MEAC teams of 1992 and 1993. As the quarterback, Walker led the Howard Bison to an undefeated regular season in 1993.[3] In 2005, Walker was voted into the Howard University Athletics Hall of Fame.[1]

In the legislature[edit]

Delegate Walker has been a member of House of Delegates since January 2007. He serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and its education and finance resources subcommittees. He is also a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.[4]

Walker sponsored House Bill 30 in 2007, establishing the Maryland Educational Fund. [5]

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