Rice University Owls football player Malcolm E. Walker, Jr. #57
Black and white photograph of Rice University Owls football player Malcolm E. Walker Jr. (number 57), class of 1965, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: Malcolm E. Walker, Jr., Rice University grad of the Class of ’65, is certainly one of the best known nationally of the Hall of Famer’s. In addition to All-American acclaim as an Owl, he played before millions of fans on national TV in an impressive pro career after his Rice graduation… Walker came to the Owls from Dallas in 1961 and was hailed as a “sure fire future star.” He more than lived up to the billing, for Malcolm made one All-American first team selection, several second and third teams… He was twice All-SWC center in 1963 and 1964, and he played in the East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl post-season events after many stellar performances as a three-year starting center for the Owls and Jess Neely and specifically under tutelage of line mentor Joe Davis … That fine record as a collegian resulted in Malcolm’s selection high in the pro draft by the Dallas Cowboys in his hometown, and he played 5 years there, plus a season with the famous Green Bay Packers before retiring in 1971 … Malcolm is another of many former Rice star athletes who exemplifies the highest traits of a student-athlete since he became a prominent business executive after making his mark in sports. After getting his B.S. in Mathematics at Rice, as well as being named one of the Top Ten Students of the Class of ’65, he continued studies at S.M.U. in the off-season of his pro career, and in time became a Certified Public Accountant … He became a CPA with a large national firm in Dallas after retiring from pro ball (but keeping a hand in the gridiron world as a special assistant coach at St. Mark’s High of the Southwest Prep Conference in Dallas) … In 1974 Malcolm opened his own practice … The Walker family has an impressive all-Rice relationship! As an undergrad Malcolm dated and later married Mary Jo Holder, sister of an Owl quarterback teammate, and she is also Rice Class of ’65.
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