Bay Area Sports Broadcaster Wayne Walker Dies at 80 - NBC Bay Area

Bay Area Sports Broadcaster Wayne Walker Dies at 80



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    Wayne Walker, a Pro Bowl linebacker for the Detroit Lions and broadcaster, has died. He was 80.

    The Lions say Walker died Friday. Walker said in 2015 he had Parkinson's disease.

    Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford says he was one of the franchise's "finest players from the decades of the 60s."

    The former Idaho standout set a team record by playing in 200 games. The mark stood until kicker Jason Hanson surpassed it in 2004. The three-time Pro Bowl selection led the Lions in scoring three times as its kicker during his 15-year career.

    Walker went on to be an NFL analyst for CBS and the San Francisco 49ers. He was sports director of San Francisco TV station KPIX from 1979-1994.

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