Player to score Super Bowl TD kickoff return dies


WASHINGTON: Fulton Walker, the first player to return a kickoff for a touchdown in a Super Bowl, died on Thursday at the age of 58, the Miami Dolphins confirmed. “On behalf of the entire Miami Dolphins alumni, it is with sad hearts that we found out about the loss of our good friend and great teammate Fulton Walker,” said Nat Moore, Dolphins senior vice present of alumni relations in a statement posted on the Dolphins’ website. Walker died of a heart attack while cutting hay on his farm in his hometown of Martinsburg, West Virginia, the West Virginia MetroNews reported. Walker played six NFL seasons from 1981-86 and is best known for his famous return in Super Bowl XVII. He scored on a 98-yard kickoff return to give the Dolphins a seven-point lead shortly before halftime.


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