Larry James Walton (born February 8, 1947) is a former American football wide receiver. He played eight years in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions (1969-1974 and 1976) and Buffalo Bills (1978). His best seasons were from 1970 to 1972 when he caught 84 passes for 1,508 yards and 16 touchdowns.[1] He missed the 1975 season after undergoing knee surgery.[2] He was cut by the Lions in September 1977,[3] later attempting a comeback with the Bills in 1978.[4][1]

Larry Walton
No. 49
Born: (1947-02-08) February 8, 1947 (age 72)
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Career information
Position(s)Wide receiver
CollegeArizona State
NFL draft1969 / Round: 3 / Pick 59
Career history
As player
1969–1977Detroit Lions
1978Buffalo Bills

Walton was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1947.[1] He played college football at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado and at Arizona State University. In November 1967, he tied a Western Athletic Conference record with four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) in a game.[5] He gained 719 yards for Arizona State in 1968.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Larry Walton". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lions Are Ready, Forzano Says". Detroit Free Press. September 16, 1975.
  3. ^ "Larry Walton cut by Lions". The Record-Eagle (Traverse City). September 13, 1977. p. 13.
  4. ^ "Bills' Knox scoops up Walton". Detroit Free Press. August 25, 1978. p. 4D.
  5. ^ "Walton, Aylward Lead WAC Standouts". Tucson Daily Citizen. November 7, 1967. p. 18.
  6. ^ "Lions Sign Speedster". Detroit Free Press. June 4, 1969. p. 4D.