Alvin Walton

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Alvin Walton
No. 40
Position: Safety
Personal information
Born: (1964-03-14) March 14, 1964 (age 56)
Riverside, California
Career information
High school: Banning (CA)
College: Mt. San Jacinto
Kansas
NFL Draft: 1986  / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:77
Interceptions:12
Touchdowns:2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Alvin Earl Walton (born March 14, 1964) is a former American football safety in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Mt. San Jacinto College and the University of Kansas. Walton is among a select group who have won both an NFL and CFL championship.

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Early life

Walton was born in Riverside, California, and attended Banning High School in Banning, California.

College career

After graduating from high school, Walton attended and played college football at Mt. San Jacinto College for two years, [1] before transferring to the University of Kansas. He was ruled academically ineligible to compete during what would have been his senior year in 1985, and he never earned a degree. [2]

While at Kansas University, Alvin was roommates with Lynn Red Williams who was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams and later starred as "Sabre" of the American Gladiators in over 50 countries and "Jax" in the number one box-office movie Mortal Kombat Annihilation.

Professional career

NFL

Walton was drafted in the third round (75th overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and won Super Bowl XXII and XXVI with the team. After being release by the team in 1992, he worked for Federal Express and the U.S. Postal Service and attended barber school. [2]

CFL

After being out of football for three years, Walton joined the Baltimore Stallions of the CFL, where he won the 83rd Grey Cup in 1995. It was the only time an American franchise won the Grey Cup.

Personal life

Walton is married and has seven children. [3] His wife pawned his two Super Bowl rings and hoped to redeem them when the family's situation improved, but they were sold without Walton's knowledge. [2]

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References

  1. "Faces of MSJC - Alvin Walton". Mt. San Jacinto College . Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
  2. 1 2 3 "Super Bowl Rings Now In Hands Of Collector". The Seattle Times . January 25, 1997. Retrieved September 11, 2015.
  3. "Alvin Walton Where Is He Now..." The Baltimore Sun . August 10, 1994. Retrieved September 11, 2015.