Langston Walker

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Langston Walker
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At a game in Denver in October, 2010.
No. 66, 68, 70
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1979-09-03) September 3, 1979 (age 39)
Oakland, California
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 360 lb (163 kg)
Career information
High school: Oakland (CA) Bishop O'Dowd
College: California
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Games played: 120
Games started: 82
Fumble recoveries: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Langston Branden Walker (born September 3, 1979) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft and has also played for the Buffalo Bills. Walker played college football at California. He resides in his hometown of Oakland.

Early years

Walker attended Bishop O’Dowd High School where he was an all-state offensive lineman, having helped Bishop O’Dowd to a 10-1 record as a senior after an 11-2 mark the previous year. He also played defense as a lineman.

Professional career

First stint with Raiders

Walker was frequently used as a field goal blocker. He blocked a potential game-winning field goal against the Denver Broncos on November 28, 2004. [1]

Buffalo Bills

Walker was the starting right tackle for the Bills since coming to Buffalo as an unrestricted free agent March 2, 2007. Walker and the Bills agreed to a 5-year, $25 million contract with a $10 million signing bonus.

Walker started all 16 games in 2007. He was part of offensive line that allowed only 26 sacks, the fewest allowed by Buffalo since sacks became an official NFL statistic in 1982. He helped pave the way for over 100 yards rushing in 11 of 16 games and a 112.5 yards per game rushing average.

In 2008 Walker hosted the internet series 68 Seconds with Langston Walker.[1]

Despite being expected to replace Jason Peters at left tackle in 2009,[2] the Bills released Walker after failed attempts to trade him on September 8.[3]

Second stint with Raiders

Walker was re-signed by the Oakland Raiders on October 14, 2009 and assigned No. 70.[4] He was re-signed on April 2, 2010.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-12-26. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
  2. ^ http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/other_nfl/view.bg?articleid=1195157&srvc=sports&position=recent
  3. ^ Jason La Canfora [@JasonLaCanfora] (8 September 2009). "The Buffalo Bills have released LT Langston Walker after being unable to trade him. They had been shopping him for picks" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ https://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gOqIc3PmmSh0LdSp4U4mFZjynNsgD9BB5JCG1
  5. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 2, 2010). "Raiders bring back Langston Walker". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2010-04-02.

External links

  • Buffalo Bills bio
  • Oakland Raiders bio
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