Shane Walton

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Shane Walton
No. 38
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-10-09) October 9, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: La Jolla (CA) The Bishop's School
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 170
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Shane Scott Walton (born October 9, 1979) is a former American college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 2003. He played college football and soccer for the University of Notre Dame, and was recognized as a unanimous All-American in football. The St. Louis Rams selected him in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Walton was born in San Diego, California. He attended The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California, and played for the school's soccer team. His team won under-16, under-17 and under-19 national titles while playing for the La Jolla Nomads.[1]

College career[edit]

Walton attended the University of Notre Dame, and played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 1999 to 2002. He originally attended Notre Dame on a soccer scholarship and was named Big East Freshman of the Year after leading the soccer team in scoring in 1998. He walked on to the Irish football team as a sophomore, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American as a senior in 2002.[2] Walton finished the year with 68 tackles (46 solo), seven interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and seven pass breakups.[3]

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 10⅝ in 184 lb 4.67 s 1.63 s 2.72 s 4.29 s 7.05 s 31 in 9 ft 1 in 11 reps 34
Broad jump from Tennessee Pro Day, all others from NFL Combine.[4]

The St. Louis Rams selected Walton in the fifth round (170th pick overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft, and he played for the Rams in 2003.

Life after football[edit]

Walton currently works as a behavioral analyst with F.I.T. and coaches at his alma mater, The Bishop's School. Walton heads the Shane Walton Foundation that funds tutors for children attempting to become eligible for private schools in San Diego. He continues playing adult soccer for the Nomads and other teams in the San Diego area.


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  2. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 23, 2012.
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  4. ^ Shane Walton, Pro Scout

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