Wesley Walker went to college at the University of California and was then drafted into the NFL in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Walker played his entire 13 year career with the Jets and even went on to appear in two Pro Bowls (1978, 1982). He was a fan favorite during his time in New York and consistently put up some very good numbers as a wide receiver.
Here are some interesting facts about Wesley Walker:
-In his first season in the NFL, he lead the league in yards per reception with 21.1.
-In his second season in the NFL, Wesley Walker lead the league in yards (1,174), yards per reception (24.4), and yards per game (73.1).
-Wesley Walker played 13 seasons in the NFL and retired as the second all time leading pass catcher in New York Jets history. He did all this while being legally blind in one eye.
-In October of 1985, Wesley Walker scored a safety by tackling Cincinnati Bengals‘ defensive back Louis Breeden in the end zone after Breeden had intercepted the ball and in the process moved backwards into his own end zone.
-Wesley Walker scored 71 touchdowns during his NFL career.
-In week three of the 1986 NFL season, Wesley Walker caught four touchdown passes in a overtime victory over the Miami Dolphins.