Fulton Walker Jr., a former NFL defensive back, was savagely beaten last week when two men wielding a sawed off shotgun broke into his home in West Virginia. Walker, 55, said he didn’t know the two men who attacked him. Both men have since been arrested.
The beating sounds fairly serious according to the Associated Press report:
Walker was punched in the face, struck in the head and fell down in gravel several times while trying to escape an assault by two men who entered his Martinsburg home and stole a handgun, said Berkeley County Lt. Gary Harmison.
“He thought he might have a concussion. He said he felt the same as he did when he was playing football,” Harmison said. “He just wasn’t wearing a helmet.”
Walker was drafted in the sixth round of the 1981 draft and played with the Dolphins until 1985. He then played on year with the then Los Angeles Raiders.
He is best known for his 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter of Super Bowl XVII against the Redskins. Miami lost the game 27-17. San Diego’s Andre Coleman tied Walker’s mark during Super Bowl XXIX. Desmond Howard broke it with a 99-yard return for Green Bay vs. New England in Super Bowl XXXI. Jacoby Jones holds the record now after his 108-yard return this February for the Ravens vs. the 49ers.