Sooners Mourn Walker

Posted on: 11:18 pm, December 19, 2013, by , updated on: 11:20pm, December 19, 2013

Wade Walker, former Sooners Offensive Tackle and Athletics Director, has died at the age of 90.

Walker was an All-American under Bud Wilkinson in 1949. He’s one of just three players in OU football history to earn All-Conference honors four consecutive years.

He later served as Athletic Director from 1970-1986. The Sooners earned 6 National Championships under his guidance, 3 in football, 2 in men’s gymnastics and 1 in wrestling.

OU Athletic Director Joe Castiglione said, “Wade’s many contributions to the University of Oklahoma will be long appreciated by Sooners everywhere.”

Bob Barry, Jr. knew Walker personally and shares his thoughts on the Sooner great in the video above.