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294. Wesley Walls

Behind the depth chart to Brent Jones, Wesley Walls did not see a lot of action with the San Francisco 49ers, although he did win a Super Bowl with them (XXIV) and caught a pass in the big game.  Walls was injured through 1992 and 1993, and he would sign with the New Orleans Saints as a Free Agent, where he played well for two seasons, but it was with their division rival, the Carolina Panthers, where he would see his greatest success.

From 1996 to 2001, the Tight End was named to the Pro Bowl, with three of those campaigns seeing Walls named a Second Team All-Pro.  He would twice have 10 Touchdown plus seasons and would put the ball in the end zone 54 times over his career.  Walls would also go for 5,291 Yards, 3,902 of which were as a Panther.

Walls entered the Carolina Panthers Ring of Honor in 2019.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Batesville, Mississippi, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 1972
  • Position: Tight End
  • Games Played: 196
  • Notable Statistics: 450 Receptions
    5,291 Receiving Yards
    54 Receiving Touchdowns
    2 Kick Returns
    22 Kick Return Yards
    51 Approximate Value

    9 Playoff Games
    9 Receptions
    79 Receiving Yards
    1 Receiving Touchdown
    1 Kick Return
    5 Kick Return Yards
  • Played For: Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers , New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers
  • College: Mississippi
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 56th Overall in 1989
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Rings (1) (San Francisco 49ers, XXIV)
    Pro Bowl (5) (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 & 2000)
    Second Team All-Pro (3) (1996, 1997 & 1999)

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (2) (1996 & 1999)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (1) (1999)

  • Notable All Time Rankings: None
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: None.

Should Wesley Walls be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 25%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 25%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 25%
No opinion. - 12.5%
No way! - 12.5%
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