Jet Press Ring of Honor Nominee, Wesley Walker

By Alan Schechter

This week, the Jet Press staff has been taking a look at who we think should be in the Jets Ring of Honor Class. So far, we have taken a look at Wayne Chrebet and Kyle Clifton.  Today, we take a look at the WR that worked in tandem with Ring of Honor enshrinee Al Toon to create quite the duo in the 1980s. We look at WR, Wesley Walker.

Originally from San Bernadino, California, Walker played his college football at the University of California, where was an All-American. He was chosen by the Jets with their second round pick in the 1977 draft (33rd overall). Wesley spend his entire career with the New York Jets, from 1977-1989.

He was best known for his blazing speed, averaging over 20 yards per catch for several years of his career, and his career average was 19 yards per catch.

He led the league in receiving yards in 1978, was elected to the Pro Bowl twice 1978 and 1982, and was named the New York Jets MVP in 1978.

In the 2 playoff games that the Jets won in their 1982 season playoff run, Walker was dominant, with 15 receptions for 314 yards and 2 TDs, in two road games.

His career best in receptions came in 1983 with 61, and his career high in TD passes was 12 in the 1986 season.

On his retirement, Wesley Walker was second in team history in receiving yardage with 8,306 yards.

Remember, he did this all being blind in one eye.

Take a look at this brief video for a trip down memory lane.

My nominee for the Jets Ring of Honor, WR Wesley Walker.