Everson Walls

Everson Walls

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Everson Collins Walls (born December 28, 1959 in Dallas, Texas) is a former American football cornerback in the NFL, having played for the Dallas Cowboys, the New York Giants, and the Cleveland Browns. During his 14 seasons, he was a four-time Pro Bowl selection. He was also a 3-time All-Pro selection. Walls won a Super Bowl with the Giants after the 1990 season.

Youth and college

Walls was born and raised in northern Dallas. He was nicknamed "Cubby" and he was raised by his mother two miles from the Cowboys practice facility. He played football at Lloyd V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas. His senior year, he led the district in interceptions.

Walls was determined to play college football, and after high school, he enrolled at Grambling State University. At the time, his girlfriend was related to an assistant coach, whom Walls called regarding a walk-on spot. Walls was eventually invited to training camp and impressed legendary coach Eddie Robinson, who arranged to meet with Walls' mother about granting Walls a scholarship. Walls received a full ride and did not disappoint, earning Division I-AA All-America honors while leading the nation with 11 interceptions his senior year.

NFL years

Early NFL career

Pro scouts thought he was too slow for the NFL after he ran the 40-yard dash in a disappointing 4.72 seconds during workouts. Eventually, however, his hometown Cowboys signed him as an undrafted free agent, and he made an immediate impact,...
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