Everson Walls

Everson Walls became a starter at Berkner High School where he played football for one year (his senior year) and led the division in interceptions. After graduating high school in 1977, and due to his impressive record on the field, Walls was offered a football scholarship to Grambling State University where he excelled in all positions. Walls gives credit to Coach Eddie Robinson for helping him mature as a human being. Among the list of accomplishments while at Grambling State, Walls was selected for the Kodak 1AA All-American team; the Black College All-American team, and during his collegiate senior year, he led the nation in interceptions. At the end of his college career, Walls attended the Dallas Cowboy’s training camp as a free agent. Everson Walls made the team in 1981 and donned the “blue-starred” #24 jersey. Walls’ eight years with the Cowboys is filled with accolades and accomplishments; in his rookie year he broke the single season record with 11 interceptions and was named to the Pro Bowl team in 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1985. In 1981, 1982, and 1985 Walls led the NFL in interceptions. In 1986, Walls was the youngest player named to the Cowboys 25th Year Anniversary Team, and in 1987 he was named Cowboy’s Man of the Year. In 1990, Walls continued his career with the New York Giants where he was the leading pass defender with six interceptions on the Giants’ Super Bowl Team.