Sam Walton
No. 92, 71
Position:Tackle
Personal information
Born:(1943-01-03)January 3, 1943
Memphis, Tennessee
Died:May 9, 2002(2002-05-09) (aged 59)
Memphis, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:Memphis (TN) Melrose
College:East Texas State
NFL Draft:1968 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:34
Games started:27
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Samuel Thaw Walton (January 3, 1943 – May 9, 2002) was an American football tackle who played three seasons with the New York Jets and Houston Oilers. He was drafted by the Jets in the third round of the 1968 NFL Draft. Walton played college football at East Texas State University and attended Melrose High School in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of the New York Jets team that won Super Bowl III.

After his football career ended Walton became homeless on the streets of Memphis, Tennessee and died of a heart attack in 2002. His teammates had attempted to help him but were unsuccessful.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ EeskenaziI, GErald (May 16, 2002). "Sam Walton, 59, Jets Tackle Who Wound Up Homeless". nytimes.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ Martino, Andy (October 26, 2008). "Offensive tackle Sam Walton becomes casualty of Jets' success". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014.