His talent was first noticed as a high school student of Carson High School in California, where he set tremendous receiving and return records. He was easily an All-American at the University of California.
His weapon was his speed, making him hold a career record of 19 yards per reception. By the time he retired from the game, he placed second in Jets all-time receiving yardage, making him one of the greatest receivers in the history of the Jets.
In 1978, he was the best in receiving yards, which was a huge factor that caused his election to the Pro Bowl that year, which further earned him the award of New York Jets MVP.
His best season as a receiver was in 1983, with 61 receptions. By 1986, he had a career-best 12 receiving touchdowns.
His career numbers show that he had caught 438 passes for 8306 yards and 71 touchdowns.
Today, Walker is a retired physical education teacher in New York. Occasionally, he goes on air as a commentator for a sports radio show.
Recently, in one highly celebrated homecoming, he was recognized as among the greatest New York Jets in the history of the franchise.
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