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Doak Walker

AKA Ewell Doak Walker, Jr.

Born: 1-Jan-1927
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Died: 27-Sep-1998
Location of death: Steamboat Springs, CO [1]
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered at Longs Peak, CO)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Detroit Lions, Hall of Famer

Military service: US Merchant Marine (1944-45); US Army (drafted, 1946-47)


[1] Routt Hospital, Steamboat Springs, CO.

Father: Ewell Doak Walker, Sr.
Mother: Emma
Wife: Norma Peterson (m. 17-Mar-1950, div. 1965, four children)
Wife: Gladys Werner ("Skeeter", former Olympic skier)

    High School: Highland Park High School, Dallas, TX (1944)
    University: BS, Southern Methodist University (1950)

    Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
    Heisman Trophy 1948
    College Football Hall of Fame 1959
    Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1959
    Pro Football Hall of Fame 1986
    Paralyzed 30-Jan-1998 (skiing accident)

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Detroit Lions HB (1950-55)


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