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Doc Walker

Tight End
Santa Ana, California
May 28, 1955
230 lbs
NFL Career
9 seasons
Washington 1980-1985


Career Highlights

• Super Bowl Champion (XVII)
• Won the 1976 Rose Bowl with UCLA
• UCLA’s Lineman of the year – 1977
• All American 1977
• Member of the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame – 2011
• Member of the Santa Ana Valley High School Hall of Fame – 2017

A Winner At Every Level

Rick “Doc Walker” played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons.

He was born on May 28, 1955, in Santa Ana, California. He went to Santa Ana Valley High School, who were the Irvine League Champions in 1973.

Walker played college football at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for the legendary Dick Vermeil. They won the Rose Bowl in 1976, and Walker was their Lineman of the Year in 1977.

He was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round – 85th overall – of the 1977 NFL Draft.

After three seasons with the Bengals, he moved to the Redskins in 1980.

Throughout his career, Walker was known for reliable hands and strong blocking skills. He was an important part of the Redskins’ offense during their Super Bowl-winning season in 1982.

In Super Bowl XVII, Walker caught four passes for 29 yards as the Redskins defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-17. He also recorded a key block on John Riggins’ iconic 43-yard touchdown run that helped seal the victory for the Redskins.

Walker was the one who came up with the concept of the Fun Bunch – the nickname of the Washington wide receivers and tight ends of the early 80s. He was also a recognized member of The Hogs.

Over the course of his NFL career, Walker played in 119 regular-season games, and caught 70 passes for 673 yards and nine touchdowns.

He also played in eight playoff games, adding 92 yards on 10 receptions.

Doc Walker

Life After Football

After retiring from the NFL, Walker worked as a football analyst and sports broadcaster. He has been a regular commentator on Redskins-related programming for over 30 years, including as a co-host on the Redskins Radio Network’s “Doc and Galdi” show.

He is the long serving sideline reporter for the Washington Redskins Broadcast.

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He has been a college football analyst for ESPN, The Big East Network and the ACC, as well as a color analyst for the the NFL on CBS.

He has also worked on the radio for many different entities – ESPN Radio, Redskins Radio, The Team 980.

Off the field, Walker has been active with many different charities. he has served as the event chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Asoociation, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association, Arthritis Foundation and Walking With Anthony. He is also the celebrity host for the National Kidney Foundation golf charity.


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