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Shane Walton
No. 38     
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-10-09) October 9, 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth: [[San Diego, California]]
High School: The Bishop's School,
La Jolla, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 170
Debuted in 2003 for the St. Louis Rams
Last played in 2003 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
* St. Louis Rams ( 2003)
*Offseason member only
Career highlights and awards
* Unanimous All-American (2002)
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Shane Scott Walton (born October 9, 1979) is a former American college and professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 2003. He played college football and soccer for the University of Notre Dame, and was recognized as an All-American. The St. Louis Rams selected him in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

Early yearsEdit

Walton was born in San Diego, California. He attended The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California, and played for the school's soccer team. His team won under-16, under-17 and under-19 national titles while playing for the La Jolla Nomads.[1]

College careerEdit

Walton attended the University of Notre Dame, and played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 1999 to 2002. He originally attended Notre Dame on a soccer scholarship and was named Big East Freshman of the Year after leading the soccer team in scoring in 1998. He walked on to the Irish football team as a sophomore, and was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American as a senior in 2002.[2] Walton finished the year with 68 tackles (46 solo), seven interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and seven pass breakups.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 10⅝ in 184 lb 4.67 s 1.63 s 2.72 s 4.29 s 7.05 s 31 in 9 ft 1 in 11 rep 34

The St. Louis Rams selected Walton in the fifth round (170th pick overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft, and he played for the Rams in 2003.

Life after footballEdit

Walton currently works as a behavioral analyst with F.I.T. and coaches at his alma mater, The Bishop's School. Walton heads the Shane Walton Foundation that funds tutors for children attempting to become eligible for private schools in San Diego. He continues playing adult soccer for the Nomads and other teams in the San Diego area.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/20/sports/sports-of-the-times-notre-dame-s-gain-is-now-soccer-s-loss.html
  2. 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  3. http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/010303aaa.html
  4. Shane Walton, Pro Scout Draft.com

External linksEdit

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