RIP Fulton Walker

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RIP Fulton Walker

Post by finskev on Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:47 am

Mr Walker Passed away Recently. First Player to Return a KO for a TD in Super Bowl 17 and Also had 3 Interceptions during that season.

https://twitter.com/MHSTrentSherman/status/786359987551498240

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Re: RIP Fulton Walker

Post by JMP on Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:13 am

I honestly don't remember much from that Super Bowl, but that TD is forever etched in my memory.  What a play!

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Re: RIP Fulton Walker

Post by Degarmo on Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:23 am

He would have been the SB17 MVP if we didn't have the 80s version of Ryan Tannehill at QB, or if Don McNeal could have issued an effort to tackle Riggins on that 4th down, or maybe Bokamper is more aggressive with Theisman on that batted ball . . .but really though Woodley was a shit bomb.

Thank you Mr. Walker, you will forever be a Phin, and may you rest in eternal peace.

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Re: RIP Fulton Walker

Post by finskev on Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:23 pm

Update: Had a Massive Heart Attack while Cutting his Grass, Not My Preferred Method of Dying.

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Re: RIP Fulton Walker

Post by DolFan 316 on Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:09 pm

Wow...that's a bit weird since I was actually thinking about him the other day, no joke.

It started completely out of the blue with the fumbles VS Seattle coming to my mind for reasons I can't explain, and then I was putting myself in the shoes of a Fins' defensive player right after the game talking to the media about it, and when I was pretending to be the Fins' player I started telling the media to lay off him, talking about his score in the previous Super Bowl and how that kept the Fins in a position to win far longer than they should have considering just how badly they got outplayed, and how it was the D's fault they were behind to begin with, and then I started thinking about how Walker was kept around the next season when everybody at the time had to figure Shula would cut him for sure.


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Re: RIP Fulton Walker

Post by DolFan 316 on Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:20 pm

finskev wrote:Mr Walker Passed away Recently. First Player to Return a KO for a TD in Super Bowl 17 and Also had 3 Interceptions during that season.

https://twitter.com/MHSTrentSherman/status/786359987551498240

Second most INTs on the '82 team, I never knew that before Shocked Even an NFL historian like me learns something new all the time.

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Re: RIP Fulton Walker

Post by HalCHorn on Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:02 pm

I remember his other kickoff return for a TD well, during his rookie year of 1981, on Monday Night football to make what was otherwise a blowout loss at Buffalo look closer.

He and Vigorito both provided prime time kick returns for scores in what was a pretty magical 1981 season (one of Shula's best jobs IMO)

Also led the league in KO return average in '83, the year after the return in the SB, but with no TD's.  Did come close, taking one 78 yards. Too bad that the fine year he had was marred by the fumbles against Seattle in the playoffs.

Might have had a long career as a return specialist like the Lions' Mel Gray if the injuries hadn't started in on him in '84.  RIP.

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Re: RIP Fulton Walker

Post by HalCHorn on Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:07 pm

One other observation, his fellow 1981 draft picks David Overstreet (also had a critical fumble in that playoff game vs. Seattle) and Andra Franklin also died way too young.

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