|Born:||July 5, 1958|
|2009–present||Edmonton Eskimos (DL coach)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1987, 1988, 1989|
|CFL East All-Star||1987, 1988, 1989|
Mike Walker (born July 5, 1958) is a former Canadian Football League defensive tackle who played ten seasons for two teams.He was a CFL All-Star three times. He was a part of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1986 Grey Cup winning team. Since retiring he has been a defensive line coach for the Washington State Cougars, Toronto Argonauts, Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
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