James Walker
Date of birth: March 22, 1890
Date of death: September 1, 1973(1973-09-01) (aged 83)
Career information
Position(s): Tackle
College: University of Minnesota

James Cloudsley Walker, Jr. (March 22, 1890 – September 1, 1973 ) was an American football player. He played college football at the tackle position for the University of Minnesota. He was selected as a first-team All-American by Walter Camp in 1910.[1] He was also selected by E.C. Patterson of Collier's as an All-Western player in 1910.[2]

Walker attended Los Angeles High School. From there, he enrolled in medical study at Minnesota and played football for the Golden Gophers for two years. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1914.[3] He was an intern at Park View Hospital in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and at Minneapolis City Hospital. In 1915, he became a fellow in orthopedic surgery at Minnesota's Mayo Foundation.[4] He later practiced as an orthopedic surgeon in Dayton, Ohio, serving for a time as the chief of the orthopedic staff at Dayton's Miami Valley Hospital.[5][6]


  1. "Three Westerners Selected By Camp: Benbrook and Wells of Michigan and Walker of Minnesota Named for All-American". The Indianapolis Star. 1910-12-11.
  2. E.C. Patterson (December 24, 1910). "The All-Western Football Team". Collier's Weekly. p. 22.
  3. Football at Minnesota: A History of Football at Minnesota. Minnesota Alumni Weekly. November 19, 1914. p. 186.
  4. Physicians of the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation. Oxford Univ. Press. 1937. p. 1415.
  5. "Medical All-America Football Team Named". Los Angeles Times: p. B11. January 15, 1956.
  6. American Medicine. The American Foundation. 1937. p. 1428.

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