Longtime Lions linebacker Wayne Walker dies at age 80

DETROIT (WXYZ) -- Linebacker Wayne Walker, who played 15 seasons with the Detroit Lions, passed away Friday at the age of 80.

Walker played his entire NFL career in Detroit. He ranks second in team history in seasons played (15) and total games played (200.)

Walker was selected to the Pro Bowl three times, and in 2008 was named to the Lions' 75th Season All-Time Team.

“On behalf of my family and the Detroit Lions, I would like to extend our sincere condolences to Wayne’s wife, Sylvia, and to his children, Steve, Doug and Kathy," Lions owner Martha Ford said in a statement released by the team. “Wayne was one of our finest players from the decade of the 60s and will not only be remembered for his career accomplishments as a Lion, but also for his great success as a broadcaster after his playing days were over.”
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