Bruce Walton (American football)
Bruce Edward Walton (June 14, 1951 – October 18, 2019) was an American professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football for the UCLA Bruins.
|Position:||Guard / Tackle|
|Born:||June 14, 1951|
San Diego, California
|Died:||October 18, 2019(aged 68)|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||251 lb (114 kg)|
|High school:||Helix (La Mesa, California)|
|NFL Draft:||1973 / Round: 5 / Pick: 126|
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He was named a starter as a sophomore. As a senior, he helped his team rush for 3,810 yards and score 38 rushing touchdowns—both school records at the time, while blocking for All-American running back Kermit Johnson.
Walton was selected in the fifth round (126th overall) of the 1973 NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys. As a rookie, he appeared in seven games, backing up the guard and tackle positions, while seeing most of his playing time on special teams. He returned one kickoff for 11 yards.
In 1975, he continued his special teams and backup duties. He injured his knee against the Green Bay Packers and missed 2 games. He played in Super Bowl X and with Bill Walton, became the only brother combination to ever play in the Super Bowl and in the NBA finals.
In 1976, he did not report to the team and retired because of a knee injury.