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Former Lions All-Pro LB Wayne Walker passes away at 80

May 19th, 2017 at 6:04 PM
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The NFL has been hit especially hard with the passing of former greats over the past several days. News of the death of former Detroit Lions All-Pro linebacker and San Francisco 49ers broadcaster Wayne Walker at the age of 80 on Friday is just the latest example.

Walker, who starred for the Lions from 1958-1972, died due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease in his hometown of Boise, Idaho, where he moved back to after retiring from broadcasting.

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