Delanie Walker life and biography

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Delanie Walker biography

Date of birth : 1984-08-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Pomona, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-15
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the 49ers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Delanie Walker provides the 49ers with an explosive receiving threat at the tight end position, posing several match-up problems for opposing defenses. Originally a 6th-round selection by San Francisco in 2006, Walker has put his deceptive speed on display not only on offense, but also on special teams, finishing t-3rd on the team with 20 special teams tackles in 2009.

TRANSACTIONS:
Originally the first of three 6th-round (175th pick overall) draft choices by SF in 2006.

GOLDMINE:
•Delanie has quite the collection of classic cars. He currently owns a 1964 Chevy Impala, 1972 Buick Skylark and a 1989 Camaro IROC-Z28. He spends most of his time working on the Camaro. His love for cars came from his childhood, as he watched other kids drive around in nice cars he always wanted. “Growing up as a child, seeing other guys that were older than me that had the old cars, the classics, riding around. The guys that always had those cars were the ones that were most popular, they had the big houses. That was the thing that I always wanted to do, have the old nice cars.”

2009:
•Set a new single-season career high with 233 rec. yds.
•Ranked t-3rd on the team with a career-high 20 special teams tackles.
•Registered a season-high 4 recepts. for 52 yds., including 2 recepts. over 20 yds. vs. Jax. (11/29).

2008:
•Caught a 24-yd. TD pass from QB J.T. O’Sullivan vs. Det. (9/21).
•Started his first game of season and caught 1 pass for 8 yds. vs. NE (10/5).
•Filled in at fullback vs. Phi. (10/12) when FB Zak Keasey (bicep) left in 2nd qtr.
•Hauled in a career-long 53-yd. catch from O’Sullivan in 1st qtr. vs. Sea. (10/26) to set up the 49ers first score of game. Left game in 2nd qtr. with elbow injury and did not return.
•Returned 5 kickoffs for 112 yds. at Dal. (11/23) after KR Allen Rossum left game with an ankle injury.

2007:
•Posted of 21 recepts. and 174 receiving yds. with one TD. Also recovered 2 onside kicks on special teams.
•Made first start of season at Pit. (9/23) and caught 3 passes for 19 yds., while returning 3 kickoffs for 63 yds.
•Recorded first career TD on a 21-yd. pass from QB Trent Dilfer at Car. (12/2).
•Established career-highs in recepts. and receiving yds. vs. Min. (12/9), re­cording 6 catches for 66 yds. as he was on other end of QB Shaun Hill’s first career completion.

2006:
•Injured shoulder early in training camp and missed first month of season.
•Played first career game vs. Oak. (10/8) and recorded his first NFL touch of the season when he returned a kickoff 25 yds.
•Made first career start in a two-tight end set at NO (12/3) and saw extended playing time due to a knee injury suffered by TE Eric Johnson.

COLLEGE:
•Became first and only player selected in 49ers history from Central Mis­souri, where he played 20 games and finished his college career tied with Anthony Simpson (1994-95) for 8th on school’s career-record list with 113 recepts. When Walker left UCM, his 1,347 receiving yds. ranked 11th in school history, while his 965 yds. on kickoff returns ranked 7th and 2,578 all-purpose yds. ranked 9th. Including his 19 games at Mt. San Antonio College, he caught 199 passes for 2,659 yds. and 23 TDs in 39 contests during his collegiate career. His 2 kickoff returns for TDs in 2003 tied school season-record first set by Walter Rhome in 1971, and his 3 kickoff returns for scores tied CMSU’s all-time record also held by Rhome (1969-72).

PERSONAL:
•Attended Pomona (CA) HS, where he was a first-team All-Region selection by The Los Angeles Times, adding all-division and all-San Gabriel Valley honors as a senior.
•Twice chosen Miramonte League Offensive Player of the Year and was se­lected as the 2001 Pomona Red Devil of the Year.
•Excelled in track, winning the Division III 100-meters title after finishing 1st in the 2002 Miramonte League Meet.
•Born Delanie Walker (8/12/84) in Pomona, CA.
•Majored in video production, with a minor in criminal justice.

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