|Born:||March 9, 1938|
Boston, Georgia, U.S.
|Died:||August 27, 2018 (aged 80)|
Bainbridge, Georgia, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|High school||Cairo (Cairo, Georgia)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Robert Earl Walden (March 9, 1938 – August 27, 2018) was an American professional football player who played as a punter. Walden played for 17 seasons, 14 of which were played in the National Football League from 1964 to 1977. Previously, Walden had played 3 years in the Canadian Football League from 1961-1963. Walden was a part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl IX and Super Bowl X winning teams.
He led the NFL in punting in 1964 with a 46.4 yard average and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1969 season.
Before his NFL career, Walden led the Canadian Football League in punting, rushing, and receiving as a member of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1961 and 1962.
Walden played for the University of Georgia Bulldogs for three years from 1958-1960. In 1958, as a sophomore, he led the nation in average yards per punt. In 1960, he set an Orange Bowl record for yards per punt.