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DeadBorn: 1/1/1927 in Dallas, Texas, USA
Cause of death: paralysis from a skiing accident.
Full name: Ewell Doak Walker Jr.
Noted For: halfback, Detroit Lions (1950-55). Heisman Trophy winner (1948, SMU); five-time Pro Bowl player; inspired the Doak Walker Award to the top college running back; enshrined in the football Hall of Fame (1986).